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Take one spoonful of prog, a dash of alt and an equally monosyllabic Curt, and what have you got? A pretentious start to a biography (Crane).

Rearing from South Cumbria, Crane blend genres that have been perfected by the bearded and the non-bearded for generations; a sort of King Crimson 90′s dance band.

Since forming in 2009, Crane have toured England in support of their widely received Turret EP and have been intravenously teasing crowds with tracks from the their forthcoming album “Curious Robots And Nauseous Ears” sincely, with sights on festival slots this year.

With each member taking influence from different adolescent musical paths, the combined sound is that of a 9/4 Coolio or Biffy covering The Roots.

Crane have an ever increasing popularity, primarily down to their passion to create new sounds, drawing from a vast expanse of generally unacquainted music, yet it’s accessibility promises anyone with a working ear drum an audial workout…


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2012 DIARY……SO FAR….

More gigs on the way – Manchester, Bolton, Salford, Leeds TBC


“Early last year Crane released their first full-length, a masterpiece of an album that is still on regular rotation on my iPod, but nearly six months of inactivity looked to have spelled the end for one of Barrow’s most engaging live acts. This comeback show was more than worth the wait. At times it almost defies logic that a trio can generate such a massive noise, but as they rattled through much of the album with smiles on their faces that said ‘it’s good to be back’, you realized that they’ve got everything they need in just three instruments – too many cooks spoil the broth and all that.

Old favourites Tuck Your Calves In and Turret rocked the venue to its very foundations, while for the sub two-minute freakout I Jump On This it could easily have been Mastodon on the stage.

They finished up with a few ‘new’ tracks, including closer and future set-list staple Stan Laurel, which cunningly weaves the unmistakable Laurel and Hardy theme into yet another prog-rock tour”

—  Karl Steel, North west evening mail


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