CREEPER have fired back into the black hearts of their fans with recent tracks ‘Born Cold’ (which Daniel P Carter played three times in a row on Radio 1) and ‘Annabelle.’ Both songs quickly became live favorites during their recent tour with BABYMETAL.
Now the band build towards a bold and brave return with their second album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’ (out May 29th) by sharing the new single ‘CYANIDE.’ The track finds the band stirring their sonic palette, filtering elements of theatrical ‘70s glam-rock with some American flair and the dynamic punk energy for which they’re renowned. Frontman Will Gould audibly relishes the space the track gives him, delivering memorable lines such as “In a gin-and-tonic trance, we know sobriety won’t teach the kids to dance” with great panache.
The song’s central lyric “Modern love can feel like suicide” was inspired by the early Peter Gabriel track ‘Modern Love’, with Gould applying the idea to both the new album’s narrative and his own personal experiences.
“‘Cyanide’ is about obsession,” says Will, “that hopeless feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you fall in love. Modern love know no bounds, no rules; it can feel like dying a death. At the point in our album narrative, the characters have fallen into a dangerous, forbidden love. One for which no-one can forgive.”
‘Cyanide’ provides further flavor of what to expect from ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void.’ The album as a whole offers a subtle reinvention on the CREEPER sound via more eclectic instrumentation, an apocalyptic cinematic atmosphere and fresh influences from American pop culture. Yet the emotionally rich narrative – an evocative tale of a doomed romance set on America’s wide-open highways – amplifies the ambition that CREEPER have always exuded.
Will adds, “This record has gone from being a fast punk band with theatrical elements to being a lot more rock ‘n’ roll and theatrical, but of course, with flourishes of punk rock here and there.”
The album also features some spoken word courtesy of Patricia Vanian, best known for her work with The Sisters of Mercy, The Damned and The Gun Club.
CREEPER today also launch pre-orders for two special vinyl formats. A new limited-edition picture disc will be available directly from the band’s official site, while an album featuring an alternate sleeve will be stocked by HMV and select independent stores. The digital pre-order has also been launched. All formats are available to pre-order from https://lnk.to/sdiv.
‘SEX, DEATH & THE INFINITE VOID’ tracklist:
‘Be My End’
‘Thorns of Love’
‘Four Years Ago’
‘The Crown of Life’
‘All My Friends’
CREEPER’s upcoming UK tour dates are listed below. Please see www.creepercult.com for ticket details and a full list of their international shows.
APRIL – ‘GOD CAN’T SAVE US’ HEADLINE TOUR
12th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
13th – Glasgow, St. Luke’s
14th – Manchester, Academy 2
15th – London, Brixton Electric
17th – Brighton, Concorde 2
18th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th – 2000trees Festival
28th – Leeds Festival
30th – Reading Festival