All-star power-pop rock act The Crunch have announced they’ll make their UK live debut on June 5th, with an intimate show upstairs at London’s Relentless Garage. This one-off date will be the only chance to catch the band in action on these shores before they embark on a full tour in October.
Formed late last year, The Crunch combines the talents of four renowned rock and punk players. Fronting the operation is Sulo Karlsson, the honey-n-gravel voice of Swedish blues-rockers Diamond Dogs. On bass is punk rock prime mover, noted for his part in Sham 69 and Lords of the New Church, Dave Tregunna, and on guitar Mick Geggus – whose crucial role in creating the Oi sound with the Cockney Rejects was recently documented in acclaimed biopic ‘East End Babylon’. Completing the quartet is original Clash drummer Terry Chimes, whose equally notable later work includes stints with Black Sabbath and Hanoi Rocks.
The Crunch’s past credits are undeniably impressive, but even more inspiring is the music this iconic foursome have been creating since joining forces. Debut 7” ‘Down By The Border’ will offer a first taste of their power-pop-with-punk-bite when it is released on June 3rd via Legal Records, and the group stress this is only the beginning. Neither a supergroup or a side-project, The Crunch is a fully committed band and issues its first album in October, when a UK tour is planned to support the release.
Before then music fans have a first chance to hear the new material – plus a few classics from the members’ back catalogues – at;
Weds 5th June – LONDON, Upstairs at The Garage
Doors 7pm. Tickets £15 adv. at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-crunch-tickets/60755