UK Crisis – Crossover

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EP Review by Mark Bayross

UK Crisis come from the musical mecca that is Ashford in Kent, but one listen to this five track EP and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d jumped back to 1989 and found The Shamen larging it in The Hacienda.

Despite being released on singer/songwriter Neville Meredith’s own Roman Town music and film label, it’s impeccably produced stuff, combining laid-back guitar with expansive, danceable beats and the kind of cool vocal delivery rock stars are made of.

Stylistically, the record veers all over the shop, from the Mondays-esque dirty funk of ELLIVEN to the Chemical Brothers-style floor-fillers like FLOATING CITIES and extended trance of GOODBYE ADVERSITY. Despite being 24 minutes long, it seems to end all too quickly, but not before the pretty acoustic strum of TEMPTRESS has played out.

Besides CROSSOVER, there are two albums available as well. A visit to their website is most definitely recommended.

5 stars