The Crimea give new album away free

London band show generous side with free download

The Crimea are giving away their second album, ‘Secrets Of The Witching Hour’, as a free download on May 13.

The rising stars are side-stepping convention by letting fans download the release – which features Regina Spektor and production from The Cure’s Dave Allen – free of charge.

See Thecrimea.net for more information.

A CD version will also be for sale on June 4, but the band hopes the wallet-friendly internet version will be the popular choice.

The plan is to forgo the usual sales revenue in the hope of increasing the band’s popularity, and then make more money through touring and merchandise revenue.

With that in mind, The Crimea will play the following dates to coincide with the release:

Bristol Thekla (May 21)

Stoke Sugarmill (25)

S.Wales Narbeth Queens Hall (26)

Surrey Boiler Room (29)

Reading Fez (30)

Wrexham Central Station (31)

Nottingham Social (June 1)

Birmingham Carling Bar Academy (2)

Liverpool Carling Academy (3)

Leeds Rios (5)

Leicester Charlotte (6)

Wolverhampton Civic (7)

Sheffield Leadmill (8)

Manchester Joshua Brookes (9)

Northampton Soundhaus (11)

Brighton The Barfly (13)

Norwich Arts Centre (14)

Southampton Joiners (15)

Aldershot West End Centre (16)

York Fibbers (18)

Glasgow King Tuts (19)

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (20)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/GIGS.