The Crimea - The 48A Waiting Steps
Matt Churchill 12/06/2008
The Crimea's second single to be lifted from free-download only Long Player 'Secrets of the Witching Hour', is 'The 48A Waiting Steps'.
This track opening is drenched in strings as an annoyingly catchy electro pop synth rolls merrily along in the background before the guitars and drums slide in. The melody isn't particularly memorable, but drifts pleasantly enough along as the song progresses.
Davey Macmanus' vocals sound a little too desperate against this overtly trying too hard to impress the cool kids single.
The Crimea have a strong history with good singles and cracking albums, this is a step neither back nor forward and sounds pale compared to Crimea vs. Elvis, another track to be found on 'Secrets...'.