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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF

Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Next up are the impressive Crayons who play feisty, Foalsy, awkward pop. The four piece from Dunfermline have bags of charm and with songs like ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Planet Waves’ could well playing their own headlining shows back here in the near future. "
- Is This Music
- Is This Music

"With a slight resemblance to Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner, lead Crayon and skinny jeans clad fellow Crayons got things off to an energetic start. A slight angst, new wave feel, plenty of intertwined guitar and synths plus a distinctive regional Scots accent. So far so good. The fact 50 or so kids at this point are crammed right at the front of the stage and so much more responsive than the usual beer cradling, chin scratching gig punter (that’s us) , gives this gig a refreshing feel. The atmosphere is fantastic, like night and day and it’s just begun. During his frantic performance, lead Crayon ventures off stage and into the crowd which willingly join him in a bit of a mosh... definitely a lot going for this young Dunfermline 5 piece – not just the fact they are all still teenagers, they are very good."
- The Fly
- The Fly

Dunfermline's Crayons are a quartet of very young lads of confident technical ability, whose highly-strung jangly guitars recalled post-punk heroes from their hometown as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Lacking nothing in self-confidence, when they find tunes to match they'll be dangerous.
-The Herald

- The Herald


EP coming Soon! Currently being recorded by Michael Brennan (Elastica/Idlewild/Snow Patrol, Super Furry Animals) at SubStation Studios Rosyth.



How long since you last scribbled in crayon? When the little kids singing nursery rhymes are done scribbling and hand you their picture, do you tell them that they should grow up and learn to draw? or simply call it modern art? Its been called "Awkward Pop" like the nervous silience between your first glance at the scribble; whilst the childs eyes follow your motions - thirsty for approval; till the silience is eventually splintered with a pop that's followed by a childish chuckle. It doesnt really matter what the drawing looks like because the romantic swirls and spirals on the page, although perhaps failing to communicate in any language we can formally understand, brings more colour than any of the things that do make sense.

Crayons have been scribbling their colourful soundwaves across Scotland for the past couple of years. Having been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to play for wide array of human beings, across the central belt of Scotland and beyond. Crayons have recently broadened their horizons to a host of sophisto shows and festival appearances this summer, including their own single launch at Cabaret Voltaire in edinburgh (rammed min!) and T in the Park and GoNorth Inverness. If you could only see their bright little faces agape with wonder at the good fortune they've been graced with in being given the chance to play every so often.

All in the bloom of youth and only recently having burned their fake id, the band are constantly writing and playing and writing and playing .... and you really should take some time out of all the other important things to come to a show to witness the angular velocity; the misplaced musical honesty; these four fife teens have to offer. Or if your agraphobic, you could always check out the two single releases: Drowned In The Mirror & Howling At The Moon - available on itunes and as physical (Howling ...). With both local and national airplay the scribble appears to be stretching, the colours getting brighter and all things catching fire and setting a light a faint glow in the distance. You can hear the fire pop at your heels, as the children warm their hands with your attention. Don't know whats real to talk about, but if you like the colour don't worry about the sense its meant to make, just ask yourself "what do you think? how does it feel?".

we have supported:
Reverned and the Makers
the xcerts
twin atlantic
unicorn kid
twisted wheel
idlewild(to be)