Continuing to lift indie ever skywards towards the heavens, The Crookes have unveiled their gorgeous, blissed-out cover of The Cure's classic 'Boys Don't Cry'. Check it out on Gigwise first below.
Friday may seem a long way away at the moment, but Sheffield's finest The Crookes immediately transport us to the weekend with this halcyon haze of beautiful dream-pop - unveiling the true love and sentiment of the song while making their own with youthful abandon and a fun indie swagger. The track is taken from Lovecats: A Tribute To The Cure - which is out now.
"We're all huge fans of The Cure, so it was great to be asked to be part of the project," says George Waite from the band. "We were finishing up our album when we were asked and it was a real relief to work on someone else's song for a change having begun to go a bit stir crazy... We chose 'Boys Don't Cry’ because to me it's the song I most associate with The Cure. It's the first song I ever heard of theirs when my friend played it in a music class when I was 13.
"Tom and I built a little studio fort in the live room and did the song in a couple of hours - me on bass, rhythm guitar, drums and vocals and Tom on guitar and keys. We wanted to keep the sparse production from the original and be as faithful as we could. It's one of those songs that's so implanted in your brain that it's impossible to imagine it any other way. And why would you want to?"
The Crookes are currently supporting Catfish + The Bottlemen on tour. Full dates are below, with tickets and more information available here.
Saturday 14 – Hull, Arena
Monday 16 – Dublin, Olympia
Thursday 19 – Kingston, New Slang at The Hippodrome
Friday 20 – Margate, Winter Gardens
Saturday 21 – Northampton, Royal & Derngate
Monday 23 – London, Electric Ballroom
Wednesday 25 – London, Electric Ballroom
Full dates for The Cure's UK tour with The Twilight Sad are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Tue November 29 2016 - MANCHESTER Arena
Thu December 01 2016 - LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
Fri December 02 2016 - LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
Sat December 03 2016 - LONDON SSE Arena Wembley