THOSE DAMN CROWS unveil new single/video ‘Takedown’

Welsh rock juggernauts THOSE DAMN CROWS continue their enviable ascent with the release of empowering new single, ‘Takedown’, included on their forthcoming new album. A ten-track collection of bona fide, modern rock bangers, ‘Inhale/Exhale‘ is set for release worldwide on February 17th, 2023 via Earache Records. Tiding fans over ‘til the new album is released, ‘Takedown’ is available today on all streaming platforms.

Frontman Shane Greenhall gets personal, confiding, “‘Takedown’ is the feeling you get when someone challenges you. I’m a very competitive person and have no issue going up against ANYONE… Especially if someone tells me I can’t do something…. WATCH ME! You know the people who big themselves up by knocking down others? The ones who talk like they’ve been there, done that, and know everything. They haven’t lived a day in your shoes though; they don’t know the real you. But “Takedown” isn’t just about the bullshit you hear from others. It’s also about the bullshit you tell yourself every day too. ‘You’re not good enough’, ‘you can’t do that’ – the constant put-downs we tell ourselves. I used to get caught up in how others saw me and do this to myself… it was a red rag to a bull. I’m always happy to prove people wrong, but these days I can see that coming a mile away and try to avoid it like the plague. Focus on you and what you CAN achieve as you ‘fly and soar’ above the negative, life-sucking bullshit!” 

Watch the official video for the single here or by clicking below.

Due to phenomenal demand, THOSE DAMN CROWS have also added some new dates to their series of instores around the UK next month, which kick off on album release day!

Get your album signed, meet the band, and see THOSE DAMN CROWS perform stripped-back acoustic versions of tracks from the new album! To guarantee your spot, pre-order the album from your local store here. There are limited places available with some dates already full so be quick to get your paws on what’s left.

Instores rack up as follows:

Fri 17th Feb (Leeds show day) – Crash Records, Leeds at 2 pm SOLD OUT

Sat 18th Feb (Manchester show day) – HMV, Manchester at 2 pm LOW TICKETS

Sun 19th Feb (Newcastle show day) – Reflex Records, Newcastle at 2 pm SOLD OUT

Mon 20th Feb – Assai Records, Edinburgh at 7 pm LOW TICKETS

Tue 21st Feb (Glasgow show day) – LOVEMUSIC, Glasgow at 2 pm LOW TICKETS

Wed 22nd Feb (Bradford show day) – The Record Cafe, Bradford at 1 pm LOW TICKETS

Thu 23rd Feb – Rough Trade, Nottingham at 6 pm SOLD OUT

Fri 24th Feb (London show day) – Flashback, London (Islington) at 1 pm SOLD OUT

Sat 25th Feb – HMV, Swansea at 2 pm NEW DATE ADDED

Tue 28th Feb – Rough Trade, Bristol at 6:30 pm LOW TICKETS

Wed 1st Mar – Phase One, Liverpool at 7 pm NEW DATE ADDED

Thu 2nd Mar – HMV, Cardiff at 6 pm NEW DATE ADDED

Fri 3rd Mar – Pryzm, Kingston at 7 pm (Banquet Records Outstore – Full Band Electric Show) 

Catch their bombastic live show at the following headline dates, and be amongst the first to hear some of the new songs live!

Fri 17th Feb – LEEDS Key Club SOLD OUT


Sun 19th Feb – NEWCASTLE Riverside SOLD OUT

Tue 21st Feb – GLASGOW The Garage LOW TICKETS

Wed 22nd Feb – BRADFORD Nightrain SOLD OUT

Fri 24th Feb – LONDON Islington Assembly Hall SOLD OUT

Sat 25th Feb – SWANSEA Arena LOW TICKETS

Special guests for the headline dates are James & The Cold Gun and Valhalla Awaits. Snap up the remaining tickets while you still can at:!

THOSE DAMN CROWS have gone from strength to strength since achieving an official UK Top 15 Album with their second record ‘Point Of No Return’ [2020], even winning Bridgend Mayor’s Annual Citizenship Award in recognition of bringing the community together via their popular regular videocast, CrowCast. 

In between their main stage slot at Download Festival 2022 and selling out headline shows at the likes of Cardiff Castle, THOSE DAMN CROWS have created a new album that elevates their signature hard-hitting rock to dizzying new heights. ‘Inhale/Exhale’ whips up a storm of atmospheric hard rock that sees Shane‘s trademark rousing lyricism delivered with molten-smooth melodies and ever-passionate emotion, backed by drummer Ronnie Huxford‘s earth-quaking percussion, guitarists Ian “Shiner” Thomas and David Winchurch‘s twin-attack of rampaging riffs and glacial auras, and bassist Lloyd Wood‘s juddering bass thunder. 

‘Inhale/Exhale’ was recorded at the picturesque Vada Studios (built within a 13th Century chapel amongst 20 acres of rural Warwickshire) and in the beating heart of their Welsh homeland at Giant Wafer Studios, with producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Monster Truck, Bury Tomorrow) and mixer Phil Gornell (Bring Me The Horizon, 5 Seconds Of Summer, You Me At Six) capturing this next evolution of the band.

‘Inhale/Exhale’ is available for pre-order worldwide now at on a wide array of formats including but not limited to:
a collector’s edition bundle (which will house a burnt orange and black splatter vinyl with alternate fire carousel cover, exclusive to this edition); limited edition coloured vinyl with an exclusive 12-page booklet (clear with black smoke, purple, yellow),
signed CD with an exclusive 12-page booklet and alternate fire carousel cover; a cassette collection of the band’s full discography; USB; and digital download.
HMV carry two more exclusive formats: CD with alternate blue sky carousel cover and black vinyl with alternate fire carousel cover. A green vinyl format exclusive to indie stores is also available.


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