GETTING TO KNOW: THE CRYSTAL TEARDROP
INSPIRED by a mutual passion for the sights, sounds and creative experimentation of the mid to late 1960s, THE CRYSTAL TEARDROP are a five-piece garage rock, psychedelia, and acid folk outfit from the UK’s Midlands.
The band’s music demonstrates an innate affection for all things 1966, with influences ranging from The Beatles and The Kinks to West Coast favourites including, The Great Society, Love and The Byrds.
The band’s debut single, ‘Nine Times Nine,’ showcased the group’s innovative and qualities and served to highlight their rawer, garage/psych sound.
Rarer cuts from the Nuggets and Pebbles canon are also deeply embedded within the band’s psyche.
Alexandra Rose (Disques Vérité, 23rd Tangent) and Stuart Gray (Biff Bang Pow) both regularly DJ vinyl collections sourced from across the globe while Leon Jones’ previous kaleidoscopic exploits with Alfa 9 add an extra dimension to the band dynamic.
Completing the line-up are vintage clothes designer Caitlin Hare (The Octopus Garden) and multi-instrumentalist Connor Wells (Formal Sppeedwear).
After making their debut at Le Beat Bespoke Festival 2023, The Crystal Teardrop are appearing at the ‘SUNTRIP! All Dayer’ at ‘Paper Dress Vintage’ in London’s East End on Saturday, July 1st and follow up the live appearance with a new single next month.
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