Founded in late 2015 by Emily Bates (Vocals) and Dan Fry (Guitar), the band evolved from a studio project with the addition of James Hardwick (Bass) and Jade Ball (Drums).
Over the last two years they were awarded the Rock The House – Best Music video by Universal Pictures and Metropolis Studios and self produced and released two EP’s ‘Dark Days’ & ‘Bury Your Head’ available on iTunes, Spotify and limited edition CD, (available via their web-store) on www.digitalcriminals.co.uk.
After a fantastic year of 48 gigs in 2017, supporting the likes of Senser, The Courtesans, and Buffalo Summer, the band really made their mark headlining a 12-date Women of Rock tour across the UK. They are now regulars on the London circuit and their last single and video release, ‘Move IT’ received an amazing response from the media all around the world.
2018 looks set to be even more exciting and the pace has not dropped. Currently rehearsing and recording the tracks for the 3rd EP due for release in early April, the band are still managing to sneak in a few choice gigs before their UK Tour to promote the new EP. So far this year they have supported Hed PE and Kane’d and will back in London to play the iconic Dublin Castle in Camden in March.
Their shows are high energy and Emily’s performance is captivating and audience integrated. You will be singing the songs after only hearing them once! With several Summer festivals booked already, make sure you don’t miss them performing at Concert of the Kings this year!
“Criminal’s talent seems to really lie in writing catchy hooks that the audience were able to mime back after hearing them once. It only took a couple songs for the crowd to pack into the pit area and by the time they launched into their closing track, ‘Dark Days’, the audience were completely sold.”
Review by Stew Hume (Afterdark Magazine)