Devonian roots-punk ensemble, Crazy Arm, embark on a short UK stint in December, fresh off the back of their hugely successful tour with Against Me! which saw them play sold out shows in France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and England. The band will be appearing alongside Great Cynics and Smokey Bastard at most of the shows (dates below).
Crazy Arm’s second album ‘Union City Breath’ was released in October of this year. Much like its predecessor, ‘Born To Ruin’, it has been brilliantly received nationwide and throughout mainland Europe by fans and critics alike. Produced and engineered by Peter Miles (The King Blues, The Computers, Sonic Boom Six), the album is a triumph of punk rock energy, alt. country vitalism and rabble-rousing honesty.
Crazy Arm, properly set up camp in mid-2006. Not easy to categorise, and all the better for it, their sound is an accumulation of decades of influence and inspiration: rooted in hardcore/punk, ‘60s protest folk/country and Springsteen-esque rock’n’roll, combined with a grass-roots political overview that embraces anti-war, anti-fascist and pro-community activism.
December tour dates:
14th – Joiners, Southampton (with Great Cynics + Smokey Bastard)
15th – Star & Garter, Manchester (with Above Them + Great Cynics + Smokey Bastard)
16th – 1 in 12 Club, Bradford (with Random Hand + Great Cynics + Smokey Bastard)
17th – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham (with Tall Ships + Jim Lockey + Talons)
18th – Windmill, London (with Above Them + Great Cynics + Smokey Bastard)
20th – The Maze, Nottingham (with Great Cynics + Smokey Bastard)
Reviews for ‘Union City Breath’:
‘Blisters with energy’ – KKKK Kerrang!
‘You need Crazy Arm’ – 5/5 Big Cheese
‘A triumph from start to finish’ – 9/10 Punktastic
‘Delivered with a fired-up passion’ – Rock Sound
‘Never faltering from the pinnacle it attains from the off’ – Punk News
‘A patchwork blanket of musical bliss’ – Room Thirteen
‘This is the band to watch at the moment’ – Rhythm Circus
‘Supremely confident’ – Sputnik Music
‘Album of choice to represent Britain on the punk scene’ – Alter The Press