Boom. San Diego’s Crocodiles have absolutely nailed album number four.
‘Crimes Of Passion’ is a classic-in-waiting. From the opening bars of the pulsing ‘I Like It In The Dark’, which slaps their trademark guitar crunch to a gleaming melody, to the giddy menace of ‘Me And My Machine Gun’, Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez perform like men on career-high form.
The magnificent ‘She Splits Me Up’ is a slice of shimmering guitar pop that sounds like a scuzzy version of Teenage Fanclub at their finest.
It’s a virtually perfect song on an album bursting with tales of joyous heartbreak. The sound of the summer.
Words: John Freeman
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