Crest formed in Norwich in the mid to late nineties, producing articulate noisy pop. Formed from the remains of Mahogany, They were picked up by Noisebox Records releasing several singles and recording an album which was not released at the time, but has since been produced as a limited run. They also produced one single for Love Train records. They generally received good press from the NME and Melody Maker, and had several radio plays, from John Peel and Steve Lamacq.
Matthew Leuw - vocals/guitar
Ben Whittaker - bass
James Leuw - keyboard
Tim Early - drums,
Dan Pritchard drums (1998)
The band split up in 1999, reformed in Brighton with a different line-up continued for two years and split in 2001 2001. Most of the original line-up reformed in 2006 for a one-off show with fellow former Noisebox Records artists Navigator.
Matthew Leuw joined Coin-op in 2001 leaving in 2003 to form Cortez. In 2007 he formed both The Matthew Project and 2 Hot 2 Sweat, Matt spilts his time between Norwich and London.
Low Staff Morale/Patio Life Event Split single with English Electric (Noisebox Records, 1997)
'68 Comeback (Noisebox Records, 1998)
Megatron (Love Train Records, 1998)
Summertime (Noisebox Records, 1998)
'68 Comeback (Brighton Crawl EP) Split single with Bette Davis & The Balconettes, Mellow and Gilded Lil (Melting Vinyl, 1998)
The Small Details (Noisebox Records, 1999)