Those damn crows
Classic-rocking crossover corvids
Bridgend’s Those Damn Crow’s practise a ‘less talk, more rock’ brand of grunged-up classic riffing. Big choruses, thundering toms and no-nonsense songcraft are the five-pieces’s key weapons and they use them well. “Chucky riffs and down muting and harmony chords,” is how guitarist Ian ‘Shiner’ Thomas explains his approach. The punchy formula has pricked the lugholes of Earache, which recently released TDC’S debut album Murder and motive.
It’s a record that’s about leaving pretension at the door, embracing the big ’n’ brash and riding down-muted lightning. “A wall of guitar tone that punches people to the wall,” is how Shiner puts it, when asked to describe the sound in his head. “It changes by the second - it’s not a stable place, ha! But mostly it has to be powerful. [It has to] make people bang their heads and tap their feet.”
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