Japanese dance-metal sensation Babymetal recently released their third LP Metal Galaxy via earMUSIC. The album reached number one album in both the UK Official Rock Albums chart, the UK Official Independent Albums Chart and number 19 in the UK Official Albums Chart. The exciting chart positions ahead of Babymetal’s UK tour in February proves that Babymetal have really carved themselves a special place in the hearts of their fans.
Babymetal’s first UK headline tour kicks off on 19 February 2020 at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland’s and continues as follows:
Thursday 20 February – Cardiff- Great Hall
Saturday 22 February – Manchester – Apollo
Sunday 23 February -London – Hammersmith Apollo
Today Babymetal announced their support throughout the UK run will be Creeper. This is the first announced dates for the freshly returned Creeper who played their first live date in a year just a few days ago in London. You can read Flick Of The Finger’s live review here.
Back and buoyed by a passion for reinvention Creeper’s new single Born Cold received its worldwide premiere and three plays in a row courtesy of the Radio 1 Rock Show, hosted by Daniel P Carter.
Born Cold represents an evolutionary point in the Creeper sound. On one hand it possesses the energised punk, black-hearted romance and theatricality that made their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ a fan favourite. Yet it also finds Creeper moving boldly towards their second album, with a widescreen, cinematic scope that merges elements of classic Americana into their sound.
“This song is the introduction of one of the more villainous characters from our new story,” explains Gould. “It was inspired by what the Thin White Duke was for David Bowie – a more selfish, narcissistic character.” Born Cold was written and recorded during sessions in Hollywood and their hometown of Southampton.
“Creeper was always about theatrics and cinema; as much about the aesthetic as the music,” continues Gould. “So we took it to Hollywood and made it in the shadow of some of our favourite films, where some classic records have been made, and let it become something else. In ‘Born Cold’, you can hear the DNA of the band and listen to it be transformed with the addition of some of the new elements that we’ve added to the process.”
Tickets, including a VIP option, are on sale now via the usual retailers including My Ticket.