We're pretty big fans of the sophomore album from Turn to Crime, Actions. In our review, we called it "as noisy and gnarly as it is uncannily appealing" and said that its tracks were unable to be pinned down to a certain genre, "neither glam nor garage nor post-punk, but essentially a rock n' roll post-every-other-genre-you-could-name-drop, and that includes post-apocalyptic". All of that and so much more is true, and you can take a listen for yourself by streaming Actions below! The album drops next week on 27 April through frontman Derek Stanton's label Mugg & Bopp.

If you're curious as to what each of its 7 tracks is about, we've got you covered on that front as well - the band gave us an exclusive track-by-track of the record, which you can check out after the Actions stream. It's an interesting look into one of the more intriguing and strange (but in the best way!) records I've heard so far this year.


‘This Is What You Wanted’

"This is What You Wanted" is an auditory illusion. If you don't have a reference point, and listen from the beginning or lose attention during the song, the beat switches in your head and the vocals sound off time. If you do listen from the beginning, and everything sounds on time, we trigger the auditory illusion with the last repeated chorus "this is what you wanted, this is what you wanted..." instantly changing your perception of where the beat is accented.


"Actions" started out on a 4 track cassette. Hear that lovely tape hiss?

‘Prince of Slackers’

"Prince of Slackers" is about Princess Slacker and her crew. Written by the prince himself.


Although I chose not to put it on the first album, "Light" is one of first Turn To Crime songs ever recorded. That crazy guitar solo is the last thing I recorded with my dearly missed 1960 Telecaster, which I sold to buy my house in Detroit.


It can be torture waiting for someone you like. Is that why they call it a crush? Because your heads in a vice. "Impatience" might be my favorite song on the album. I love the long pause, what seems to be the end of the song. Once you know it's there you just have to wait for the song to come back in.

‘Without A Care’

Ever want to just run away "Without a Care"?

‘What You Wanted’

I wanted to call the first song What You Wanted and the last song, "Feels Right", What It Is. I thought that would have been cool. Some conceptual foresight. I just forgot to do that until it was too late.

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