Having earned three major awards last year – Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, BestNewBand at the MetalHammerGoldenGodAwards and Best British Newcomer in Rock Sound readers’ poll – CREEPER have released their new single ‘Black Rain’ which is the opening track to their debut album ‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ which arrives on March 24th. Watch here
‘Black Rain’ encapsulates all of the key traits that make this team of outsiders an inspiration for a growing congregation of fans: there’s a breakneck burst of punk, moments of high drama, the black-hearted romance of the lyrics, a huge sing-a-long chorus carried by WillGould’s impassioned vocals, and the contrasting tones of keyboardist / second vocalist HannahGreenwood.
“Black Rain is the third single from the album Eternity In Your Arms and one of our favourites. A progression again from the singles released so far, this song shows the full range of the band on this album. It marks the first time Hannah has sung a part alone on a Creeper track and also serves as the introduction to the record itself.” says Gould.
The video for ‘Black Rain’ extends the mysterious narrative that was established in the band’s previous video for ‘Hiding With Boys’. Set just two days later on Christmas Day, private investigator JamesScythe is continuing his explorations on the south coast to debunk the legend of ‘The Stranger’ and the ‘Callous Heart Gang’ – yet he still can’t escape his own demons.
‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ is an album thatsees the band wrestling with existential crises, personal failures and emotional desolation via the kaleidoscope of a richly drawn narrative tapestry. Ostensibly a punk band, CREEPER’s sonic palette draws on everything from AlkalineTrio and Jawbreaker to Meat Loaf, David Bowie and Queen, while the band’s precisely honed aesthetic echoes everything from the surreal flair of DavidLynch to the sci-fi shock of The X-Files, the gut-twisting horror of TheExorcist, and the camp Technicolor of BazLuhrmann’sRomeoandJuliet.
That musical versatility was recently demonstrated when Gould and Greenwood played a special piano session for Radio 1 which featured a stripped-back version of album track ‘Misery’ and their take on The1975’s‘A Change of Heart’. CREEPER are completed by guitarists Ian Miles and Oliver Burdett, bassist Sean Scott and drummer Dan Bratton.
‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ is currently available to order on digital, vinyl and CD formats as well as a selection of special bundles which are available directly from http://www.creepercult.com/. The album was produced by the band’s regular collaborator Neil Kennedy at TheRanch and then mixed by NealAvron (TwentyOnePilots).
Creeper are currently on a North American tour as support to Waterparks and Too Close To Touch. For dates and ticket information please visit, http://www.creepercult.com/shows.