It’s almost two years to the day since we featured Crake as our New Band of the Day. We’ve featured each of their releases since then so it was quite the thrill to see them announced as the support act for the imminent Big Thief tour. Ahead of that tour the band are sharing ‘Glycerin’ from their forthcoming Dear Natalie EP which will be released on 14th June.
‘Glycerin’ has a beautifully melancholic grace dominated by it’s slow pace and lethargic guitar chords. Its soft vocals and delicate melody feel like they’re attempting to float away but are anchored firmly in place by the occasional squalor of the lead guitar. The song has a sleepy quality but is never stagnant. Those lucky enough to be catching the Big Thief shows will lap this up.
Rather delightfully, the Dear Natalie EP will be released as a series of Tarot cards each designed by vocalist Rowan Sandle. We’ll not pretend to know much about Tarot but if you want to find your higher self you’ll do a lot worse than adding a bit of Crake to your life.
Glycerin is out on 10th May 2019 and will be followed by the Dear Natalie EP on 14th June. Keep an eye on the Crake bandcamp page here
Crake then hit the road with Big Thief. Catch them at the following shows:
18th May Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
19th May SWG3, GLASGOW
21st May Vicar Street, DUBLIN
22nd May O2 Ritz Manchester, MANCHESTER
23rd May Roundhouse ,LONDON
24th May SWX Bristol, BRISTOL
26th May Cambridge Junction, CAMBRIDGE
27th May Trabendo, PARIS
28th May Botanique, BRUSSELS
3rd June Lido, BERLIN
4th June Bogen F, ZURICH