Crowns Announce Release of Self-Titled EP on 5th March, on Ship Wrekords.


Plus a string of UK dates in February, March and April.

Having scrubbed the decks of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Mike Davies and Xfm’s John Kennedy with their debut single “Kissing Gates”, the good ship Crowns gets ready to set sail again with their new EP.

The self-titled 6 track EP will be released on their own imprint – Ship Wreckords – distributed by PIAS and available on CD and download. Their release date of March 5th 2012 ties in with St. Piran’s Day, Cornwall’s celebration of their patron Saint.


“Full Swing”, the EP’s lead track, showcases the best of the Cornish boy’s shanty-esque folk-punk racket, crashing mercilessly from verse to chorus and leaving little room to catch your breath. Elsewhere the anthemic, shout-a-long “She Swears Like a Sailor” is one for the ladies. That is if the ladies are foul-mouthed and can “drink you under the table”. True to form, Crowns rabble-rousing originals sit side-by-side with traditional Cornish tune “Bodmin Town” which has been dragged up from the old cobbled streets right into the 21st Century.


Continuing to strengthen their reputation as a formidable live act, Crowns ended 2011 supporting The King Blues on their November UK tour. As for 2012 – a series of headline shows in London and the South-West precede the release of the EP, before they head out on a 12 date UK tour supporting hotly-tipped punks SHARKS this spring.


Tour Dates
Feb 17: Bunters, Truro, UK
Feb 18: Jerichoís Brasserie, Launceston, UK
Feb 20: Cavern, Exeter, UK
Feb 22: The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Mar 25: Central Station, Wrexham, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 26: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 27: Rainbow, Birmingham, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 28: King Tuts, Glasgow, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 29: Stereo, York, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 31: Rock City, Nottingham, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 01: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 02: The Croft, Bristol, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 03: The Lexington, London, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 04: Green Door Store, Brighton, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 05: The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 06: Fighting Cocks, Kingston, UK (w/ Sharks)

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