“Chloe Kay and The Crusade are the newest blues rock band taking Australia by storm and now they’re ready to take on the world and give the blues a much-needed facelift!The Sydney based group released their debut single ‘Just Got Burned‘ in February 2021. The fierce, riff focused single was met with tremendous support, it received international airplay, got Triple J play, charted at #19 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots chart, and was also added to the Roots n All Spotify playlist. The accompanying music video was added to CMT rotation, and Joe Bonamassa added the song to two of his popular Spotify playlists leading to a multitude of new fans worldwide.
Triple J radio host Nkechi Anele dubbed the track ‘absolute fire’ and praised Chloe’s ‘powerhouse’ vocal.
The band released their much anticipated second single ‘”Brokedown and Broke’ on December 10th 2021. The accompanying music video was premiered on Rolling Stone where editor Tyler Jenke wrote “The blistering instrumentation of icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Leon Bridges shine through, while Kay’s vocals feature a mesmerising timbre reminiscent of the likes of Bonnie Raitt or even Joss Stone.”
Triple J played the track and host Tyrone Pynor praised the song saying “Let me tell you, Chloe’s vocals on that girl can SING!… packs a whole heap of energy, fierce and very very punchy….”
The five piece’s live performances are intoxicating, the onstage chemistry between the members, and the spirited way guitarist Ewan and frontwoman Chloe Kay play off of one another’s every note is a sight to behold.24-year-old Chloe Kay’s powerful and delicate approach to the blues is packed full of feel, ferocity, finesse, and vibrato good enough to make a grown man cry. The band features 19-year-old British guitar prodigy Ewan Lund who plays with all the passion and maturity of a man four times his age, behind the kit is the rock n roll maestro George Anderyous, and Brazilian groove-meister Johnatan Fassio on bass.”