We've been following the progress of Derby based twosome Crushing Blows for quite some time now. Last year saw the band release their debut self titled EP, a four track record which showcased a mind inducing blend of intricate guitars, pinpoint drumming, and ghostly vocals, which all hinted at great potential and was certainly heightened when we caught them playing Londons' Old Blue Last to much crowd and critical acclaim. 

They return in 2012 with a slightly different sound, which is much more complete and demonstrates a band who have clearly been working hard at their game. The results of which are presented in the shape of a double A side single, 'Hiding Place' and 'You Will Always Be Lonely' which is to be released later in March. It's more pop orientated than their previous work, but maintains an infectious quality which seems to grow and grow with each listen.

There's a great video too for 'Hiding Place', which is directed by Mark Duggan, and produced by Kate Atchison, and for the band's debut appearance on screen turns out to be pretty fucking cool. Certainly a band to keep an even closer eye on in the months to come! // Crushing Blows