Later this month, Crocodiles are bringing the sounds of a hazy Californian summer to the Northern Quarter, along with crashing, attention-grabbing grunge, courtesy of support from Virals. The sound that makes Crocodiles exciting is one that couldn’t be described as minimalist – and yet it still has that cool, thrown-together effortlessness that doesn’t come easily with such thorough music, the kind that fills every corner and doesn’t accept silence. Their album Crimes of Passion, released last year, consists of an punk 1980s band attitude with twists in the form of bursts of saxophones and lyrics that sound like they were made for cult teen movies. It’s the kind of music that should be played loud – and there aren’t many venues more suited to that than the nocturnal home of exciting rock and roll bands, the Ruby Lounge.

Fri 23 May, The Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, M4 1QB, 7pm, £9,

Fri 23 May
Sophie Roberts
Published on:
Sun 18 May 2014