On May 3, Walk Don't Walk and K7 Records presents Age Of The Ego, the immaculately-crafted eighth album by dance-music-national-treasures Crazy P. Following 30 million steams for their previous album, sold-out headline gigs in Manchester and Percolate in London, supporting Chic and Chaka Khan, plus shows for Bluedot, Festival No 6, Love International and Boiler Room in Bali, the Nottingham/Manchester band are more in demand than ever.
Fans of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Arthur Russell, Jam Hammer, Prince and Bobby O will find much to like, but this is clearly modern music, where heavy club beats are layered-up with perfectly-placed arrangement, ace playing and stratospheric soundscapes.
“I don't usually write my lyrics in advance, as I feel they’re expressed better in tandem with the music, which seems to help tap into my subconscious. What came out on several tracks was Brexit, the state of UK politics and the way I feel about divisive, abhorrent manipulation by certain media outlets. Thematically parts of album were also influenced by the rise of social media, the struggling education system and how it’s failing our young, and the impact all this has on us. It’s been hard to not be emotionally influenced by the situation we find ourselves in; not just in this country, but worldwide. I feel very angry and frustrated, but sometimes have to laugh at myself, because I struggle to articulate my feelings in normal conversation. I suppose lyrically it is political, a reflection of the times, but with a twist of humour and always a lot of love,” explains Danielle.
May 3rd: The Brickworks, Nottingham
May 4th: Leeds International Festival
May 5th: Gorilla, Manchester
May 7th: The Foundry, Sheffield
May 9th: Islington Assembly Hall, London
May 16th / Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
May 17th / Concorde 2, Brighton
May 18th / Trinity Centre, Bristol
May 23rd / BAAD, Glasgow
May 24th / Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
May 26th / Shindig Festival, Somerset
May 31st / Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
June 1st / The Crescent, York
June 7th / The Sugar Club, Dublin
June 9th / Gottwood Festival, Anglesey