Bedlam Bookings presents Idle Crooks & Englishmen
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Idle Crooks & Englishmen formed in 2015 and set out to write a set of huge anthem worthy rock tunes. Drawing on the rich songwriting talent between members, the band continues to focus their style in to well crafted, riff-filled, venue filling music with huge towering bursts which take the listener on a dynamic audio journey. Recent highlights include the release of their debut EP ‘I Feel Like You Should Be More Dangerous’ in 2017, frequent radio play on BBC introducing and two headline UK tours. The band has pushed their dirty rock music into the alternative scene and take pride in their highly energetic live performances. Built of a ‘brother like best friends’ four-piece lineup, ambitions and passions run high for creating and delivering the best any band can offer.
“one of Brighton’s most exciting bands.” – Soapbox
“Riff is the keyword for Idle Crooks. All the tracks start with an instantly catchy riff and waste no time in developing/exploding before one gets too comfortable. That explosive vibe, courtesy of Adam Hall’s frantic drumming, carries weight and is frequently found across the four tracks. ‘Strangers Greed’, a ballad in comparison to the raw delivery of the other tracks (most notably the closer ‘Witchcraft’). The pacing of the EP, aided by melodic breaks accompanied by Hurn’s crooning voice, is perfectly executed and lends itself to the expansive and filled out sound. For only a four-song EP, it’s staggering how much the Crooks squeeze in. Riff after riff, drum fill after technical drum fill, crash after crash, you’re pulled along by the meaty hook they’ve tossed.” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies