The past yearhas seen Roadrunner Records’ group, CREEPER, power to prominence with a string of accolades – Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards, playlist adds at BBC Radio 1, and praise from Sir Elton John on his Beats 1 show. Now the Southampton sextet concludes the year with the release of the brand new single ‘Hiding With Boys.’
Produced by the band’s regular collaborator Neil Kennedy at TheRanch and then mixed by NealAvron (TwentyOnePilots), ‘Hiding With Boys’ is the latest track to be released from their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ which will be released on March 24th. Pre-orders are available now athttp://creepercult.com/.
The track’s official video extends the storyline that CREEPER first initiated when they posted ‘missing’ photos of each band member online following their sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Part of a trilogy set in the band’s hometown of Southampton, the video tells the story of paranormal investigator ‘James Scythe’. The third and final character in a narrative tapestry Creeper began to weave on 2015’s ‘The Callous Heart’ EP and continued on 2016’s ‘The Stranger’ EP, ‘James Scythe’ represents the story’s human centre, and is deeply connected to the album’s lyrical themes and concepts.
“Hiding With Boys is the very first song we wrote for Eternity, In Your Arms,” says frontman Will Gould. “It’s a bridge of sorts from the band we were on the EPs to the band that we are now, and creating it helped us to find a way to bring our incredibly varied influences together. When we wrote that chorus and the song’s huge climax, we knew we would be able to capture our ambitions for the full length. It’s a song of unrequited love told from the perspective of a ‘tragic monster’, and is a lyrical sequel of sorts to the track’ Black Mass’.”
Having just completed a UK tour with Pierce The Veil and letlive., CREEPER are set to return to North America with a string of dates set to get underway February 14th. The coast-to-coast trek will see CREEPER taking theirimmersive and theatrical stage show on the road with Waterparks and Too Close To Touch (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates are on sale now, for more information please visit, www.creepercult.com/shows.