About Crash Club
Crash Club were a different proposition again. The Glasgow lot’s pummelling rocked-up electro has made them one of the city’s most exciting live bands in the last year or so and they did nothing to damage that rep with a raucous set in the basement
STEADILY accruing themselves a reputation as one of Scotland’s foremost purveyors of exciting and forward-thinking dance music whilst managing to incorporate an invigorating dose of rock ‘n’ roll into proceedings, Glasgow/Ayrshire based outfit Crash Club have firmly staked their claim as rising stars and an act with endless crossover potential.
“I do love music that crosses boundaries, and Crash Club do exactly that. Blending big beats and guitars. They are as much of a rock act as they are electronic dance band.
“Glasgow’s Crash Club expertly introduce a collection of session pals onto tracks to really bring alive their Scottish electro-rock sound. They have crafted that sound through influences ranging from the wide realms of the XTRMNTR work of Primal Scream to the Chemical Brothers with a heavy 1990’s Leftfield influence amongst it all. This time round they bring their friend, Ian Mackinnon from Medicine Men, along for Recondition. For Fans Of: Primal Scream, Chemical Brothers and Leftfield
It’s sounds like a weird thing to say but some band find it really hard to get better. Some bands just keep doing shows without any progression. From band such as vigo thieves, fatherson, the LaFontaines and Crash Club, that isn’t good enough. What sets these acts apart is that they want to be bigger and better every time
Recondition is amazing crossover of electro rock, good to hear something other than jangling guitar
The dancing continued to a different groove, as Crash Club beefed up their serious rave and electro-rock set
Crash Club morphed out of a new hybrid with analogue and midi, looking and sounding totally at home on the same stage in ways that are not that different from the La Fontaines who brought Scots rap/rock to the Mainstage
They were not the only hidden gems, Crash Club’s T Break performance were ones to remember
CRASH CLUB took to the Carse Valley Stage with their swaggering electronica, sounding like Kasabian’s more experimental little brother and looked to make easy work of winning over a growing crowd
As Flat 0/1 fills up you can feel something special is about to happen and Crash Club don’t disappoint. The place erupts as they begin their set, a mix of euphoria and adrenaline; sweat and bodies are flying everywhere, and the atmosphere can only be described as “pure mental”. They are joined on the stage by Medicine Men’s Ian Mackinnon to perform the anthemic ‘Recondition’; Mackinnon has the crowd in the palm of his hand and again the place just explodes. Crash Club also show off new tracks featuring Be Charlotte and storm through the rest of the set showing why they are the band to close the festival. With Scotland in the bag the sky’s limits for Scotland’s (not for much longer) best kept secret.