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Formed in Derby, England, The Newcranes quickly became a popular band on the early 90s touring circuit. They signed with French label Musidisc Records and recorded their debut album Frontline which garnered critical acclaim and won the band many followers. They subsequently supported The Mission, Stiff Little Fingers, Bob Dylan and The Saw Doctors and went on to release several more EPs. The band disbanded in 1996 after several line-up changes. In 2018 guitarist Mark Simpson, along with bass player Bob Rushton and drummer Marcus Carter decided to reignite the band after a campaign by fans. They recruited Jonny Wallis and Julian Butt and in March 2019 played a well-received reunion show at The Venue in Derby. The Newcranes have gone on to play gigs and festivals throughout the UK including Bearded Theory, Wickham Festival and Boomtown. Lockdown intervened, but the band kept busy by recording music and videos from home, culminating in the release of the lockdown album “See You Next Tuesday” this year. Back out into the live world, and with new drummer Giles Henshaw in the seat, the live show continues to delight audiences around the country.

"The Newcranes are quite literally a 10-legged punk-folk guerrilla assault on the senses, with songs that can lift a room harmoniously whilst retaining the fire in their belly that set them on their path to the frontline years before most of their contemporaries. Stellar stuff." 

Scott Doonican - The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican 2023

"...the Newcranes deliver crackling folk-punk in the vein of the levellers. Heavy in places, bouncy and fun in others (not to mention occasional forays into straight-up acoustic folk) the Newcranes clearly have a fair few fans in attendance (and make many more) with the highlight of their set being the creeping bassline of turpentine."

Sonic Abuse. Bearded Theory Review 2019

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"I love that kind of thing, it's The Newcranes...I really enjoyed that."                                                       

                                                 Chris Hawkins. BBC 6MUSIC

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