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Crime are a three piece with members spread across Oxford, Bristol and Somerset. Having started playing together back in 2005, Crime has been a slow burning band who only played their debut show in 2015. With a collection of tracks produced by Tom Fuller (Patrick Wolf, The Chemical Brothers, Florence And The Machine, Emmy The Great), Crime have a habit of punching above their weight. Crime play music inspired by bands they’ve loved over the last 10 years, including Biffy Clyro, Brand New & Deathcab for Cutie. The songs are melodic and interesting, and at times frenetic and poignant. Crime perform with energy and conviction. Crime often refer to themselves in the third person.
Light but groovy rock from this fresh Oxford quartet, best summed up by the tension between atmosphere and energy. Taut rhythms underpin their songs, over which authoritative vocals unhurriedly build the mood, whilst guitars oscillate between evocative sonic twinkles and riffing power.
Birmingham lass Layla is best known as a member of Phlox Of Pink, but occasionally grabs a guitar and nips round the country to deliver dramatic acoustic songs. “She slams, no other word for it, into her songs. Terrific guitar work, solid structure and powerful passionate vocals” Radio To Go. “With her distinctive percussive ‘strum and bass’ style; ferocious, driving guitar strings and haunting, ethereal vocals she’ll pluck and pull at the heartstrings, spark up the spirit and soothe the soul” Eastern Electronic. Oh, and if that’s not enough she’s a batik artist, and recently won the Hay on Wye Festival Battle of The Bands – without bringing a band!