VIDEO: Crazy Arm ‘Tribes’

Crazy Arm

Devon roots-punks, Crazy Arm, release their new single, ‘Tribes’, in August: the first release ahead of their imminent new album, ‘Union City Breath’.  A highlight of this live favourite, is a song of two distinct parts, combining the band’s love of Springsteen, gospel and honest punk rock.  The lyrics are an indictment of man-made structures of violence and a call for a return to simpler, more ethically-centred ways of interacting. Also on the record: the voice of Victoria Butterfield (who sang on the band’s last single ‘Sweet Storm’) and keys courtesy Patrick James Pearson.  The single will coincided with the band’s debut acoustic tour in August with Cory Branan and Sam Russo.

The follow-up to 2009’s dramatic debut, ‘Born To Ruin’ (‘Stunning’ KKKK Kerrang), ‘Union City Breath’ was produced/engineered once again by Peter Miles (King Blues, The Computers, Sonic Boom Six) at his new studio in the South Devon countryside.  Taking its cue from the spurious idea of the Big Society, ‘Union City Breath’ is a reminder that all societies are made by people and can be changed or at least challenged by people whenever they see fit. The band will be touring the album throughout the UK in September, and are the main support to Against Me! on their European/UK tour in November.

Crazy Arm set up camp in mid-2006. Not easy to categorise, and all the better for it, their sound is an accumulation of decades of influence and inspiration: rooted in hardcore/punk, ‘60s protest folk/country and classic rock’n’roll, combined with a grass-roots political overview that embraces anti-war, anti-fascist and pro-community activism.

They have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe many times, sharing stages with the likes of Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan, The Xcerts, Bangers, Apologies I Have None, The Cut Ups, Two Cow Garage and Sonic Boom Six; and have made appearances at festivals including 2000 Trees, NASS, Leopallooza, Boardmasters, Reading and Leeds.

Full tracklisting for ‘Union City Breath’:
1.      Of The Tarantulas
2.      Bandalito
3.      Tribes
4.      The Right Wing Never Sleeps
5.      The Endless Carriage
6.      Little Boats
7.      Song Of Choice
8.      200 Pints Of Blood
9.      Meet The Marines
10.     Southway Drive
11.     City & Western
12.     Charnel House Blues
13.     White Canyon



Full tour dates:
9th – Ivylive Festival, Ivybridge
11th – Plymouth Punks Picnic, Nowhere Inn
23rd – White Rabbit, Plymouth (with Fighting Fiction + Damerels)
27th – Corporation, Sheffield
28th – Karma Café, Norwich
29th – Barfly, London (with Apologies I Have None + Great Cynics)
30th – Met Lounge, Peterborough

1st – Wish You Were Here Festival, The Boat House, Cambridge
2nd – Duke Of Wellington, Lincoln (with Above Them)
3rd – The Cluny, Newcastle
4th – Stereo, Glasgow
5th – Central Station, Wrexham
6th – Fibbers, York
7th – West End Centre, Aldershot
9th – Green Park Tavern, Bath
10th – The Croft, Bristol
22nd – White Rabbit, Plymouth (with Capdown)

2nd – Prince Albert, Brighton
3rd – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
4th – Ex-Haus, Trier, Germany
5th – JC De Klinker, Aarschot, Belgium
6th – Dusseldorf, Germany
7th – Abart, Zurich, Switzerland
9th – Wuk, Vienna, Austria
10th – Rock House, Salzburg, Austria
12th – Den Haag, Netherlands (headline show)
13th – O13, Tilburg, Netherlands
14th – Faust, Hannover, Germany
15th – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
16th – Skaters Palace, Munster, Germany
17th – De Onderbroek, Nijmegen, Netherlands (headline show)
18th – Cockpit, Leeds
19th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
20th – Talking Heads, Southampton
21st – Arts Centre, Norwich
24th – Cavern, Exeter (with Living Daylights)
28th – Peel, Kingston

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