Thursday, 31 January 2013

Crushed Beaks - Breakdown

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


It's interesting just what impact visuals can have on a song. Personally I've never been a huge fan of the music video as it can take some of your personal imagery/connection away from the track, or simply make you think of the video each time you hear the tune. The same goes for songs in film soundtracks. Do you know how much I HATE the fact that whenever I play 'Be My Baby' by The Ronettes (one of the greatest songs ever recorded) someone always pipes up with "oh I love 'Dirty Dancing'!". Naff off! How has some 80s chick-flick managed to distort people's perception of such an outstanding piece of music. WRONG WRONG WRONG. But I Digress...

Upon hearing the rather fab 'Breakdown' by London duo Crushed Beaks (and knowing nothing about them previously) I was getting a slight reggae vibe, a chilled Caribbean thing going on. Watch the video and you've got a singer whose style icon appears to be Martin Fry from ABC and a video that's more 'Waiting For Godot' than 'One Love'; a messed up dream world where everything is dark and people routinely get slapped. So that's another notion shattered then. Still, top tune, and once you get used to it the video isn't bad either. Beats 'Dirty Dancing' any day.



Crushed Beaks' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

February 1st Birthdays, London w/ METZ (NME Awards Show - SOLD OUT)
March 15th The Registry, Portsmouth w/ Fiction
March 16th Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth w/ Fiction
March 17th Boilerroom, Guildford w/ Fiction
March 28th Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield w/ Fiction
March 29th  Spanky Van Dyke's, Nottingham w/ Fiction
March 30th Oakford Social Club, Reading w/ Fiction





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