Crooks are my band to watch this year. Their debut EP Nevermore, released back in 2012, was superb; it’s been a long wait to hear a full-length album, but that wait should soon be over. I interviewed the band recently, where they filled me in on some of the changes in their sound and what motivated them to write the new album. Based on “A Few Peaceful Days” and a couple of other new songs that the band played live recently, I’m confident that this album is going to be one of the best releases of the year.

I can’t wait to start shouting about Crooks when their album drops!