Track Of The Day – Crake – “Winter’s Song”

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Leeds quartet Crake share their new single “Winter’s Song” from their forthcoming debut album Humans Worst Habits. It’s a song suffused with an understated sense of iridescent wistful beauty and poetic lyrics that connect on a deep level.  You certainly get a sense of why Big Thief’s Buck Meek was so entranced by the band that he invited them to support Big Thief on their UK and EU tour in 2019.

Led by singer-songwriter Rowan Sandle, their debut album promises to touch on big themes. The PR states “Much of the forthcoming album revolves around the death of Sandle’s friend Anna, who died in Syria after being hit by a Turkish airstrike. Anna was working for a woman’s liberation group in the war-stricken country when the tragedy took place. ‘Humans’ Worst Habits’ explores the grief that followed and the lessons learnt from dealing with such a significant loss.”

  The album arrives via Fika Recordings on April 8th.

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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 Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. He's also been a moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Guardian, The Times, The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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