Southampton goth-punks CREEPER have enjoyed a phenomenal rise since their debut sold-out hometown show at The Joiners last August. Having subsequently blasted into London with a rammed set at The Old Blue Last, they then hit the road for their first full tour as guests to Funeral for a Friend. Within a year, they’d signed a recording contract with Roadrunner Records UK and played their inaugural major festival at Download.
Produced by Neil Kennedy at The Ranch, ‘The Callous Heart’ builds upon the visceral blend of sweeping energy and crushing dynamics that powered their self-released debut EP. ‘The Callous Heart’ still reflects their roots – The Misfits, Alkaline Trio, The Damned – but their wider influences, from the doomed romanticism of Nick Cave to the crunch of Metallica and the flamboyance of Roxy Music and David Bowie, seep into their sound. It’s an antidote to the current trend of no-frills punk and hardcore.
The EP will be available on digital and 12" vinyl formats, with the vinyl bundled with a brand new t-shirt design. Pre-orders are now open at iTunes and at the Roadrunner Records UK store for the vinyl version.
‘The Callous Heart’ EP has already been previewed with a video for ‘Lie Awake’ which is the opening instalment of a two-part story of life, love and obsession to be continued in later videos. The track is available as an instant grat download for fans who pre-order any format of the EP, as will ‘The Honeymoon Suite’, which will be available from August 3rd.
‘The Callous Heart’ EP tracklisting is as follows:
The Honeymoon Suite
Vocalist Will Gould and guitarist Ian Miles formed CREEPER from the fading embers of cult hardcore favourites Our Time Down Here. The line-up was completed with the addition of former Hang The Bastard guitarist Sina Nemati as well as bassist Sean Scott and drummer Dan Bratton.
Recently seen at Download, 2000 Trees and Camden Rocks, CREEPER’s upcoming tour dates include further festival action at Hevy Fest and the Vans Warped Tour UK as well as tours with Moose Blood and the legendary Misfits:
1st – London, O2 Academy Islington (with The Misfits)
2nd – Manchester, Club Academy (with The Misfits)
3rd – Cardiff, Undertone (headline show)
4th – Bristol, Motion (with The Misfits)
5th – Southampton, Engine Rooms (with The Misfits)
14th – Hevy Fest
27th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum (with Moose Blood)
1st – Chester, Live Rooms (with Moose Blood)
2nd – Norwich, Owl Sanctuary (with Moose Blood)
4th – Bournemouth, Sound Circus (with Moose Blood)
5th – Plymouth, Underground (with Moose Blood)
6th – Swansea, The Scene (with Moose Blood)
7th – Coventry, Kasbah (with Moose Blood)
8th – Carlisle, The Brickyard (with Moose Blood)
15th – London, The Old Blue Last (headline date, EP release show)
18th – Vans Warped Tour UK