crookes Chorus of Fools / Bright Young Things (7", £1.75)label: fierce panda
This is the second single to be lifted from The Crookes debut album, ’Chasing After Ghosts’, which was released in March. It follows hot on the heels of previous 6Music playlisted single and sold out 7” ‘Godless Girl’. This single is also strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, and just 250 in the UK. Proving there is no rest for the wickedly smart the very day they returned from their super successful continental tour, The Crookes announced details of a new single and their next London headline show. The latter will take place at the Lexington on Tuesday July 19th, while the day before - the 18th of July, of course - will see the release of a double AA-side 7” consisting of ‘Chorus Of Fools’ / ‘Bright Young Things’. Two of the poppier, upbeat numbers from the ‘Chasing After Ghosts’ longplayer, both tracks epitomise The Crookes’ cunning method of using shiny melodies to disguise a haunting sense of loss and longing. Not for nothing does ‘Chorus Of Fools’ lament “It was clear that you and me were fated to be so damn blue”.
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