Crescent are an alternative music band from Bristol, England, formed in the early 1990s. The two principal members are brothers Matt Jones (vocals and other instruments) and Sam Jones (guitar and other instruments). Sam Jones also records and remixes as 'The Balky Mule'.
Both the Jones brothers are also currently members of Movietone, as is former Crescent member Chris Cole. Kate Wright (singer and guitarist in Movietone) is currently the bass player in Crescent. Movietone's Rachel Coe plays clarinet on the most recent Crescent album, and Sam Jones occasionally played live with Flying Saucer Attack, a band which also had Rachel Coe (then Brook) as a permanent member.
Crescent's music is generally slow, minimalistic and melancholy, unsurprisingly in a similar vein to Movietone but with an occasionally harsh, discordant edge, particularly in the earlier records. Recordings are deliberately low fidelity, often incorporating ambient sounds and samples of speech. The second album Electronic Sound Constructions was recorded by Matt Jones alone, and is entirely instrumental.