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Upcoming Events:

Date Event Location
Novacrow at Cyande Fest 2018 Leeds University Union, Leeds Leeds University Union, Leeds
Novacrow at Heaven and Hell Festival, Sheffield: The RS Bar RS Bar, Sheffield RS Bar, Sheffield
Novacrow at The Big Barn Rally, Stockport  
Novacrow at- Wakefield: Black Mass (Sick N Beautiful UK tour + Bad Pollyanna) Black Mass, Wakefield Black Mass, Wakefield
Novacrow at Glasgow: Ivory Blacks (Sick N Beautiful UK tour + Bad Pollyanna) Ivory Blacks, Glasgow Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
Novacrow at Nottingham: The Maze (Sick N Beautiful UK tour + Lilith And The Knight) The Maze, Nottingham The Maze, Nottingham
Novacrow at Newcastle: Think Tank (Sick N Beautiful UK tour + Bad Pollyanna) Think Tank, Newcastle Think Tank, Newcastle
Novacrow at the Jacaranda: Liverpool The Jacaranda The Jacaranda
Novacrow at Percy's, Whitchurch Percy's, Whitchurch Percy's, Whitchurch
Novacrow at Private Event Abbey Farm Abbey Farm
Novacrow at Rockwich Festival, Northwich Lostock Sports and Social Club, Northwich Lostock Sports and Social Club, Northwich

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Fight The Horde!!! Finally Released! 

Finally, after months of LONG and HARD work, we are ready to release our new single "Fight The Horde!!!"

Fight The Horde!!! is the perfect song to smash zombies' genitals to! Alongside the single is the melodic tune "The Mantra" featured as a B-side.

You can buy our single here on our website for £0.50 or more if you wish, and the single will soon be available on other platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and physical copies for all you "hardcrow" fans!

So yeah, check out our single, buy it if you want, SHARE THE EVERLOVING CRAP OUT OF IT, and most importantly enjoy it and send us videos of you masturbating to it (if we like the video we might even post it on our page)!

Novacrow!


 

Production blog!!! 

Hello, lusty readers of this new blog!

This will be a (hopefully) regularly updated blog in which we will post...blogs about the things we are doing and what's happening in the band. I have been tasked with the honorable...task of publishing our first blog, and given that we are releasing our amazing single this Friday I thought it would be a good idea to nerd out on all the deliciously nerdy and geeky details of how the single came to be and all the things behind the production. So, let's get started!

We started the whole process in...August I think. We began with some pre-production, which the way I like to do it is to come up with a quick demo of the song that we can all listen to and decide on changes to. We recorded everything in my room, using Addictive Drums for programming the drums. There was already a drum line written for Fight The Horde, so for me it was just a matter of writing it down in MIDI, but I had to come up with the drum parts for The Mantra from scratch. The way I use Addictive Drums to get as realistic a drum sound as possible is this: I write all the parts in MIDI, and adjust the velocity for each individual hit manually, I change put in some micro-changes in the timing to give it a more human feel, and finally (probably the most important step), I get rid of all of Addictive Drums own plug ins and export each individual track, so what I'm left with is the individual drum tracks in its rawest form. Then I edit them accordingly in my DAW. The guitars were recorded directly into my Tascam US-144 interface and ran through Amplitube. The guitars are all double tracked for maximum awesomeness. The bass was recorded a bit more differently: the bass ran through a Boss ODB-3 pedal with the gain set all the way down, into my Warwick Profet 5.2 amplifier which went DI into my Tascam. From there I used Amplitube again on the Gallien Kruger amp and the result is amazing! Vocals were recorded with my housemate's microphone, which I can't remember for the life of me what model it is.

Once the pre-production demos were done, I was able to determine how much time we'd need to get the best performances out of Kitty and John as possible and recording the demos with them made me understand better how to get the best out of their performances. We discussed all the things that we wanted to do differently in the actual recordings and when we all agreed on things it was time to start recording! Fortunately, uni hadn't started yet and Kitty wasn't working at that point so we had plenty of time to get solid takes from everyone. I got the drums all ready and set up on the DAW (I use Logic Pro 9) which I only had to re-tweak a little bit from the demos, and we got to recording the guitars. The guitars are all double tracked except for leads, which are single tracked. John and Kitty struggled to nail some of their parts 100%, so we really had to use all the time we could. Overall I think it took about 2 days each to finish their parts for one song. I got them to do it as best as they could, then edited them manually using good old Flex Time in Logic Pro 9 (using the polyphonic setting) so the doubled takes would match with each other. We had to cheat a little bit for the ending of the solo in The Mantra, muting the living shit out of all the strings and using a capo backwards so John could reach his notes...sometimes you just gotta get creative!

The bass was relatively easy...I used the same setup as in the demos (because it sounded awesome), played through it and BAM...done!

The vocals were...a bit more tedious. I used the same mic for everything (except the extra bits on Fight The Horde, I used a shitty Sennheiser mic to make it sound...shitty), but I put up a mattress and some blankets in a hallway for isolation. Kitty went through her vocals just fine for Fight The Horde, all of which were double tracked, but she had more troubles with The Mantra given the fact that it's a harder song to sing AND she had a cold of some kind. She did it in the end, although I had to cheat a bit here and there and edit the fuck out of the last bit. My vocals were a tragedy to record because I'm not a singer, but fortunately since I'm the one mixing it and recording it I could take my sweet ass time and fuck about as much as I wanted to without getting lost!

Mixing these songs was a whoooole other thing. But that's a story for another time...

Reviews:

" This band is a sensational live act, they have Kitty who provides glamour, hard rockin’ riffs and a sensual stage presence, contrasted with the tumultuous Freddy who is transformed once onstage from a nice guy into something resembling the Tasmanian Devil from the cartoons, only with a bass in hand! They have dates across the country and some international appearances too for 2018, if you like your live bands to be LIVE, they don’t get much livelier than Novacrow."

-Caught Live

"Novacrow are easily one of the best bands on this scene and they know how to entertain!" "The masters of onstage banter" -Cult of Dan Peach

"Novacrow bring monster riffs, bags of energy and will be craving your attention. No stage can contain them!" 
-50 Below Promotions

"This is a great collection of songs and there’s a number of reasons why you need to buy this EP... These guys can rock...It’s addictive – I promise you after a couple of listens you will have this on loop"  5 Reasons why you NEED Novacrow's new EP. 
-The Moshville Times (EP Review)

"The crowd obeyed like they were hypnotised... 9/10"
-Pagan Hel Live Reviews, Liverpool.


 "Pack up your chainsaw and go see them. Fun times and loud stuff guaranteed!"
-Loud Stuff

"Love the sound of this band... Yep, I certainly want to hear more from NOVACROW, a band to watch out for. Go get this single if you can. RECOMMENDED"8.75/
- Black Pheonix Rising 

"Novacrow will bring joy to your ears with this new exotic, hard rock EP."
- Loud Light

"Novacrow play a scintillating set mixed with anger and sexuality fronted by the gorgeous Kitty Staunton. These guys like a mistress will have you begging for more."
-Shabhoc Music and Media.

"A firecracker of a performance"
- Music 224

"The band bring so much energy and power to this EP and makes for a great record, and certainly leaves you wanting more."
-Thinking Lyrically

"Novacrow have a very definite idea of the music they want to create and the audience with whom they'd like to share those good times. Highly recommended" 
-Real Gone 

"Addictive sleazy hard rock"- 8.5/10
- Ravenheart Music

"With Kitty's riot grrrl vocals leading the charge, Jonyx's riff-firing artillery matched by Torben's thunderous drums and Federico's slap-happy bass meshing together to deliver the 'Black Syrup' EP, utmost respect must be given to this snazzy lot."
-Global Metal Apocalpyse

"Why do people watch crappy talent shows on TV when there are great bands like Novacrow playing live."
- The Mighty Thor Promotions, Birmingham.

"Novacrow have a monster rhythm section, big guitar riffs and a distinctive female singer whose voice is strong enough to pierce through the stellar music."
- Sleaze Roxx 

"What really catches the eye is yet another addition to annals of Rock from the West Midlands, the natural home of the genre, the impressive Kitty Staunton on guitar and vocals, a woman whose stature is only dwarfed by her ability to wield both machines of war with precision and grace."
- Liverpool Sound & Vision, live review.

"Fantastic upcoming Hard Rock/Metal/Sleaze band"
-Music Crowns

-Featured for 7 consecutive weeks on Jammerzine's "Top Ten Picks of the Week."

-'Fight The Horde!!!' selected as Song Of The Month on Split Infinity Radio

-Nominated for BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND, for Global Metal Apocalypse 2016

-Nominated for BEST SINGER, BEST GUITARIST and BEST ARTWORK (Black Syrup) by TBFM Music Industry Awards 2016.