Dream Theater have been at the top of the game for such a long time …
Australia’s answer to Nothing but Thieves is here, and their name is The Crookeds.
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After a few years of smashing singles, the four-piece has finally shared their debut EP. Strap yourselves in because Dead Eye will take you on a wild ride to riff city.
It blends old school rock and roll with the very best that modern indie has to offer. It’s groovy, and it’s dancy, with a whole lot to sink your teeth into. Opening track, Something So Wrong, is an obvious EP standout, drawing inspiration from our Orwellian surroundings.
The Crookeds has put their heart, soul and the power of a thousand suns into this EP, and it’s paid off in spades.
Lunacy and Dead Eye also touch on this dystopian reality and our disconnect with our higher selves. Such lyrical content is the perfect match for the stadium ready sounds on offer, and it’s also given The Crookeds a distinct edge. In terms of other standout tracks, we can’t go past Tell Those Lies, which does an EPIC job of showing the gentler side of the band, especially with the ethereal, and very Jeff Buckleyesque tones of Sonny James.
The Crookeds has put their heart, soul and the power of a thousand suns into this EP, and it’s paid off in spades. In a couple of years, when they’re tearing up venues all over the country, we’ll be able to pinpoint Dead Eye as a record that helped get them there.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Something So Wrong, Tell Those Lies, Lunacy
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