Creeper has re-launched themselves into the black hearts of their fans with recent tracks Born Cold and Annabelle. Both songs quickly became firm live favourites during their recent tour with Babymetal.
Building excitement for their sophomore album Sex, Death & The Infinite Void Creeper has shared a third single. The new single Cyanide, finds the band re-working their sonic palette. Filtering elements of theatrical ‘70s glam-rock, 90’s Brit-pop and the dynamic 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,” shares 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 another taster 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 has always exuded.
Gould adding, “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 has previously launched an extensive number of pre-order bundles and recent limited-edition drops. Now, there are new pre-order option: two special vinyl formats. The 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.
Creeper’s upcoming UK Tour GOD CAN’T SAVE US takes place as follows below. Tickets are available now from Ticketmaster and See Tickets. Some dates have limited availability with some dates already sold out
Sunday 12 April Leeds, The Wardrobe
Monday 13 April Glasgow, St. Luke’s
Tuesday 14 April Manchester, Academy 2
Wednesday 15 April London, Brixton Electric
Friday 17 April Brighton, Concorde 2
Saturday 18 April Birmingham, O2 Institute