Tracks Of The Day – Mark Crozer And The Rels – ‘There is No Love’ And ‘A Good Heart’

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Well we’ve just about recovered from our Mary Chain shenanigans are ears have stopped ringing but we will be catching up with them again in February … So it’s back to reality and our Tracks of the Day feature … and *gasp* there is a link to the Mary Chain.

Today’s tunes are from Mark Crozer and The Relsand  Mark also happens to be the touring guitarist/bassist alongside Phil King with the Mary Chain. We first came across his work as part of International Jetsetters a few years back, and although his latest album is a slightly less explosive affair sonically, it’s still infused with soaring irresistible 60’s tinged pop hooks. Mark’s a huge Beatles fan and whilst this shines through in terms of the melodic structure of the songs, it never wanders into pastiche or remotely sounds like somebody simply rehashing the past. There are also nods to the likes of XTC, The Byrds, The Kinks and even early Floyd, and if melodic guitar driven paisley shirted pop is your bag, then Mark Crozer and the Rels are your men. When Mark finishes his UK tour with the Mary Chain he’ll be playing a few gigs in the UK before heading back to NYC.

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UK dates

Dec 2 Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton

Dec 4th The Shield, Swindon

Dec 5th The Tap, Sandown

Dec 6th True Blues club, Newton Le Willows

Dec 7th Fat Lil’s, Witney

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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