Having drawn comparisons to a wide range of artists such as The Julie Ruin, MC5 and Sonic Youth, Pet Crow’s sound is an energetic and groove-laden mix of garage-punk/rock with nods to riot-grrl, pop, and surf-rock.
“Rapturous guitars and so much more going on there” – John Kennedy Radio X show X-Posure
“Pet Crow are standing out from the current crop – with drawling squalling vocals, playful chiming guitar and a rhythm section that is heavy on the cow bell and grooving on the bass lines.” – Louder Than War
“Sounding like Patti Smith fronting MC5 times ten” – Bearded Magazine
“the Pet Crow sound, a sound that has bags and bags of vivacity and life […] Pet Crow have a strong surf/psych rock feel hurtling through their musical DNA” – Circuit Sweet
“‘Shake it Out’ is a punk-funk classic dragged straight from the noughties indie dancefloor and transported back to a ’60s Sonics gig.” – The National Student
Pet Crow first stepped onto the garage-rock scene in early 2016, building a solid live reputation playing local stomping grounds in Derby and Nottingham and have since continued to grow in sound and stature to become a much-loved staple of the DIY scene around the UK.
The band released debut EP Pet Soundz soon after forming and it was this which drew the attention of Reckless Yes. Their debut album A Simple Guide to Small and Medium Pond Life followed in 2017 drawing praise from Louder Than War, John Kennedy (Radio X), Bearded Magazine, The National Student, The Revue, and finding itself in Loud Women’s Albums of the Year list. They went on to produce an Abbey Road-mastered double-A 7” under license to Too Pure Singles Club which was played by Marc Riley (6Music), reached number 58 in the charts (physical sales) and made Vinyl Factory’s Records of the Week list.
Since then Pet Crow have become a supersonic breakthrough, widely recognised by national music writers and broadcasters. Pet Crow continue to reach new fans through live performance including support slots for label-mates LIINES and appearances at Dot to Dot, If Not Now Then When, and venues across the UK.
The band’s music is a captivating sound of untouchable energy and undeniable intrigue; an adoration of sweet teen angst and make it impossible to sit still as soon as the music starts. Reminiscent of the incendiary no-wave beats of Blondie with the blistering but under-played brilliance of Rilo Kiley, Pet Crow are becoming a force to be reckoned with.
A non-stop machine of addictive garage punk sounds that are gracing the UK (2019) and mainland Europe (2020), with a second album slated for late 2019.
Releases Pet Soundz, Too Pure Singles, and A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life were written and recorded with Sophie on bass. The current lineup for writing, recording and playing live has Cob on bass.
- Danielle – Vocals
- Sean – Guitar
- Cob – Bass
- Dan – Drums and Percussion
Music and discography
A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life
- How Are You Wired / Scrape Yourself Off The Floor – 7″ single – August 2017 – Too Pure Singles Club
- A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life – LP – February 2017 – Reckless Yes
- Pet Soundz EP – April 2016 – self-released
How Are You Wired?
For a full list of shows please follow Pet Crow on social media and Bandcamp.
- If Not Now Then When? Festival – Oxford – 14 September
Press releases and news