Lottery Winners On Acid





Way back in the spring of 2003, we featured "Baby Boom" one of our coveted Cornerstone Players and ignited a storm of interest in the A&R community for this London-based rock outfit. More recently, they were booked to play our FADER/Fuse space at CMJ and from all accounts (including your player picks), they killed it. The Lottery Winners On Acid EP (available only in the US) is the band's most recent offering and includes five fantastic tracks, including "Baby Boom". It's hard to place the influences of The Crimea, because they seem to be innumerable. I can hear tastes of The Stereophonics, Bright Eyes, Wilco, Doves, The Velvet Underground, The Stone Roses, The Flaming Lips, and the list goes on and on. Definitely not genre-specific, The Crimea's music seems to take the form of whatever mood frontman Davey MacManus is in at a given moment. From the 60s psych pop sounds of "White Russian Galaxy" to the twangy, countrified, seemingly all-American sounds of "Lottery Winners On Acid" to the spacey Brit-pop masterpiece "Baby Boom", the seemingly "all over the place" EP is held together by an intangible thread of idealism - an it's my way or the highway vibe that weaves its way through each song. The Crimea make music on their own terms and we're all better off for it. The group recently signed a worldwide deal with Warners, so if you aren't familiar with them yet, it's only a matter of time before you have no choice but to fall in love.

The Crimea
Double Dragon

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Lottery Winners On Acid