Cellar Door Moon Crow are a force to be reckoned with, a law unto themselves. Not willing to jump on a bandwagon or ride on the latest wave of musical interest, they make their own way in this crazy mixed-up music business.. These guys play raw, stripped down, “Eat your heart out Iggy Pop”, in your face music.. The Goodwin brothers, Tom (drums, keys) and Phil (guitars and shouty stuff) are what the fuss is all about.. They first came to my attention in April 2016 when they played support to Get Inuit and Vant at Plug in Sheffield. They’ve come a long way since then, and so indeed have their beards – by about 6 inches. The lads like to mix genres, so their releases, although unmistakeably CDMC can never be pigeon-holed or dismissed as a soundalike of someone else.. They’ve released several singles over the last couple of years, from “Backlash” back in 2015 to “Who’s Way (Is It Anyway)” in 2017, each one being a progression in style and taste from the previous release.
I met up with Phil half way through their East to West November tour, and had a chinwag with him about life on Earth and the price of fish..
Hiya Phil, how’s the tour going, and what have the highlights been?
You’ve got a new single coming out with J Kas, when is it due out, and how did that come about?
So, the Leadmill sees the debut of your new single with J Kas then? Who’s been supporting you guys on this tour?
We’ve made good mates with Sly Antics – We started the tour in Manchester with them and it was sold out at the Burgess (really cool art space, they had a £90k grand piano that we’ve brought back to the studio in Sheffield . They were on the Scunny gig with us and Sleeptalking as well. We’ve got Blind Saints and Tremmors on with us at The Leadmill. This is going to be our last CDMC show of the year so party party my man. it’s almost sold out now. Plenty of good friends old and new coming down, think it might get messy!
Ha, yeah, think it could well do. Playing to a home crowd on the last night of the tour must be something special, especially with it being a Honey Bee Blues Club promotion.
The Leadmill is legendary, it’s such an iconic venue. When we made the decision to play there we thought this has got to be a Honey Bee promotions show. Especially with Martin Bedford’s history. Martin and the rest of Honey Bee are good friends of ours and we’ve done many shows together. There’s a certain magic to the shows and the nights HB do, and we thought let’s take over the Leadmill but put our spin on it with the choice of music, DJ set the lot. I think it’s going to be a really special night and will finish the year off for us in style.
And what does the future hold for CDMC,What’s coming up in the new year?
2017 has been a great year and seeing us gig all over the country and release 3 singles. We’re gonna sit down over Christmas with a bottle of whiskey and map out some plans for 2018. Expect more collaborations and a debut album.
Hallelujah brothers and sisters. There ends the gospel for CDMC 2017.
Upcoming tour dates:
24th November – Doncaster Woolpack
25th November – Leeds Kazoopa
30th November – Sheffield Leadmill