Breathe is a statement of intent from the impressive four-piece that their up-coming EP could be even more ambitious and raucous than this lead single. It’s a continuation of what has been an exciting year for the band thus far.
“10k likes and we will drop a song lol x”
It takes balls to post a caption like this on Instagram on a whim. Unless of course, you’re any of the following:
a) Sitting on a masterpiece for over a year
b) Desperate to repay fan loyalty and support
c) Liverpool’s hottest alt-rock band
As it turns out, CRAWLERS are d) All of the above. And Breathe is a statement of intent from the impressive four-piece that their up-coming EP could be even more ambitious and raucous than this lead single.
A tantalising riff lures us in to this song. Slightly staccato in its delivery which adds to the unease of the piece. After all, it is a song about struggling to breathe. The lyrics are beautifully confident and vulnerable at the same time.
Add in a couple of bouncing choruses and a face-melting solo and it all seems to be over too soon.
Simple in its delivery, Breathe is actually “a commentary on social media and the computer age, and how it has both helped and hindered us as a society”. Deep eh?
CRAWLERS clearly understand the power of social media. Their posts are polished and full of attitude and the band already has a huge following. No surprise then that the single launch announcement/challenge was done this way.
‘Breathe’ was released on the 21st of May – almost out of nowhere – after laying down the gauntlet for their social media fans, who reciprocated their enthusiasm by supplying the band with enough ‘likes’ to act on their seemingly impulsive decision.
The reality though, is that this was far from a rushed project. Having been recorded over a year ago with Producers Johnathan Tringham and Chris Taylor (Everything Everything, Blossoms, YUNGBLUD), CRAWLERS have patiently been sitting on this brash rock statement, and suddenly felt the time was right to gift us with a tune that Karen Oh and her gang would be proud of.
The release of Breathe continues what has been an exciting year for the band thus far. The release of their previous single ‘Statues’ resulted in multiple festival bookings including Truck Festival. There are also two headline shows in Liverpool and London to look forward to, in addition to the release of the EP.
– John Storton
Have a listen for yourself and check out Crawlers’ socials via the links below.
Many thanks to John Storton for a great review. John is the managing director of Yellow Spider Media who develops effective content, social media and digital marketing strategies for businesses across the UK. Find out more here.