Rock has always been about dynamic and impact, but it can also be about melody and infectiousness, something that Lincolnshire’s Carry The Crown are more than aware of. They are very much a modern day rock band but it is that small weave of pop awareness that runs through the heart of their songs which makes them much more than just a foot on the monitor rock band trading in past glories.
Desire is that perfect storm of widescreen grandeur, full force deliveries, perfectly executed dynamics and anthemic choruses and at the eye, the hub around which this all revolves, is a melodic heart, one that provides the hooks and addictive melodies. It is this magic ingredient, that pushes their appeal beyond the run of the mill rock fan and into more commercial waters; it crosses old rock demarcations and appeals to a much wider audience. But the clever thing is that it still ticks more than enough of the right boxes for the old school diehards and the younger rock underground to approve. Rock music with mass appeal, how cool is that?
Words: Dave Franklin