Those Damn Crows

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Those Damn Crows
OriginBridgend, Wales
GenresRock
Years active2014-present
LabelsEarache
Websitethosedamncrows.com
MembersShane Greenhall
Ian "Shiner" Thomas
David Winchurch
Lloyd Wood
Ronnie Huxford

Those Damn Crows are a British rock band formed in 2014 in Bridgend, Wales.[1]

The band quickly started building a loyal following and gaining traction through appearances at the likes of Steelhouse Festival,[2] and receiving airplay on BBC Radio Wales[3] as well as being declared "Ones to Watch" by the UK's Planet Rock radio station in November 2017[4] and "New Band of the Week" in Metal Hammer magazine in 2018.[5] The band signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Nottingham-based independent record label Earache Records[1] on 14 May 2018 and released their debut album Murder and the Motive on 5 October 2018. The album landed at number 5 in the Official UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart[6] and number 5 in the Independent Album Breakers Chart.[7](However the album Murder and The Motive had previously been released by the band in 2016 as a self financed project with several different tracks. This copy is highly sought after by fans)

The band played at the Download Festival in 2019,[8] performing three times over the course of the weekend.

In June 2019 the band were announced as the headliners for the next instalment of Planet Rock Winter's End festival, set to take place in Poole, Dorset in 2020.[9]

History[edit]

The band formed in 2014 in Bridgend, Wales, with vocalist Shane Greenhall, guitarist Ian "Shiner" Thomas, bassist Lloyd Wood and drummer Ronnie Huxford, with second guitarist David Winchurch joining the band soon after. The band's name came from Huxford's father - himself a former musician who played with some of the most famous names of the day, including Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield and P.J. Proby - who was feeding the birds in his garden one day when he shouted "Those damn crows!". Ronnie took the idea to the other members and they quickly settled on it as their band name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Those Damn Crows". Earache. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  2. ^ "Steelhouse Festival Lineup 2018". www.steelhousefestival.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  3. ^ "Those Damn Crows - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  4. ^ "Ones To Watch: Those Damn Crows". Planet Rock. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  5. ^ Hammer, Ali Cooper2018-11-05T11:30:10Z Metal. "New Band Of The Week: Those Damn Crows". Metal Hammer Magazinen. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  6. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  7. ^ "Official Independent Album Breakers Chart Top 20 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  8. ^ "Stages". Download FestivalB. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  9. ^ "Winter's End 2020". Planet Rock. Retrieved 2019-07-04.