Brighton 5-piece Half Crown are like musical magpies, collecting shiny pieces of musical treasure as they go and using them to create their upbeat rock/rap gems.
Their official debut single, ‘Start It Up’ sees Half Crown in vintage form. A sing-along anthem with nods to their varied influences (which include Alex Turner, David Bowie, Bee Gees and Andre 3000) which manages to capture their insanely infectious live sound perfectly. Produced by Jez Coad, who is best known for his work alongside legendary Rock n Roll producer Bob Clearmountain (whose credits include The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen), was able to draw from his vast experience to create a radio friendly recording that was big, bold and full of life.
A favourite on the live scene across London, Brighton and the South, the lads have seen a loyal fan base grow solidly over the past 2 years, a feat highlighted by their ability to raise £3k on a recent crowd-funding PledgeMusic campaign, hitting 75% of the target in the first 48 hrs. Coupled with theaccumulative sales of previous hard copies (10k CDs), this fiercely independent band have been able to record, produce and distribute this explosive double A-side single all on their own terms.