Chrome Hoof’s Crush Depth CDs have been delivered and they are a thing of true beauty – a gorgeous mirror-effect gatefold sleeve with a printed inner wallet. As fascinating and exciting as the music inside.
Our heroes Chrome Hoof, the multi-headed, multi-instrumental, multi-genre, multi-robed multiplex of sound, are about to unleash their second full-length opus, Crush Depth (24th May in the UK). They recently debuted tracks from the album at the Ether and Camden Crawl festivals in London. Now they are taking their madness on the road, with seven UK club dates and three more UK festivals.
20 May Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
21 May The Thekla, Bristol, UK
22 May Audio, Brighton, UK
28 May Kazimier, Liverpool, GB
29 May Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
30 May Optimo, Glasgow, GB
04 Jun CRUSH DEPTH album launch, Bocking Street Warehouse, London, GB
18 Jul Glade Festival Winchester, UK
14 Aug Moor Music Festival, Skipton, GB
10 Sep Bestival, Isle Of Wight, GB
Crush Depth will be properly welcomed into the world with a launch party in London on 4th June – a proper, old school, loud’n’dirty all-night warehouse extravaganza at Bocking Street in Hackney. For this event Chrome Hoof will be doing a full live set – the rest of the evening will include DJ sets from Simian Mobile Disco (SMD), Andrew Weatherall (post-punk & disco set), David Holmes, and Nathan G Wilkins. Tickets are available from gigantic.com, Pure Groove, Soul Jazz, Phonica and Dalston Superstore Bar.
In addition to the UK dates, the band will also be performing at Primavera festival in Barcelona on the 27th – and at the festival lauch party “Primavera In The Park” at Castell de Montjuic on 26th May.
Crush Depth is now available to pre-order on CD and double vinyl from our web store, along with tee-shirts and bags and stuff.
We are very pleased indeed to receive word from Chrome Hoof that their return to our galaxy is imminent. After nearly three years of exploration they are preparing for re-entry, and they are ready to tell the tales of the last few years spent wandering.
We have received the following missive….
“I, a lone ship’s biscuit, was the only witness of sound enough mind to relay the following events…
Our malfunctioned vessel drifted downwards in the briney ooze while the groaning super-structure straddled Crush Depth – instantaneous pulverization. In these moments pregnant with doom and collective madness, personnel had elected to arm all thirteen torpedos and fire them simultaneously into the black void that cradled their chromium craft. These probes of destruction were equipped with untested launch programs: Crystalline, Labyrinth and the Core Delusion, so no-one aboard knew what abominations were about to be unleashed. Then, Deadly Pressure crackled in the air whilst our spirits were temporarily lifted with tales of Bunker’s Paradise – the legendary domain whereby one can reside for evermore if able to propel themselves forward, beyond the twin guardians of the Anorexic Cyclops and the ever-ravenous Vapourise unit.
The audio platter, known as Crush Depth, serves as a document to the hour that followed.” – M.
The message was accompanied by the audio below.