Our Memories Dress Me In A Dead Lust
13 February 2012
by Tomas Doyle
British bands are often accused of apeing their American counterparts – a trend which is most patently seen in the rock mainstream, and where the UK and US markets are intrinsically wed by the lifelines of big package tours and cross continental label backing. But punk kids have long since realised that a lot of the best tunes are being made by our friends in mainland Europe. From the d-Beat and crust of Scandinavia, to the classic ‘Euro’ screamo sound of bands like La Quiete and Gantz, there is a rawness which characterises European punk that’s hard to beat. It’s from this latter lineage of gut-wrentching European screamo where Crocus firmly triangulate their sound.