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The Crookes

When you claim to be at the forefront of an emerging genre of NEW POP, you'd better be good. And there's no disputing how good Sheffield cult hit band The Crookes are with the infectiously energetic tunes off their new album Hold Fast proving to be a series of hit after hit. Having drawn the attention of the likes of Steve Lamacq with their debut album, Chasing After Ghosts, The Crookes have since gone from strength to strength.

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Well know in the South Yorkshire region already, their latest material - along with their massive world tour - is set to see them spread their get-up-and-dance sound further afield. But before setting the rest of the world alight with their self-described 'nascent movement' in the UK guitar scene, they recorded a acoustic version of their track American Girls from the new album in Sheffield at Tramlines Festival exclusively for The Amazing Sessions.

Their new album has been inspired by the sounds of those around them in the City of Steel including Richard Hawley, and although their recorded sound now better reflects their impressive sound, this set for The Amazing Sessions still proves that they are definitely a band worth seeing as well as hearing. Singer and bassist George Waite's emotional a capella vocals are made even better with his dramatic performances.

With tracks like American Girls, The Crookes are showing they are no longer a local cult hit band but now are fulfilling the potential of their early works and are ones to watch out for in the future.

Check out more from The Crookes at their amazingtunes.com profile.