CREEPER follow the release of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’ by sharing a brand new video for current track ‘Poisoned Heart’.
The ‘Poisoned Heart’ video features vocalist Will Gould as the narrative’s lead character Roe, in a live action continuation of the story presented in the animated ‘Be My End’ visual. Roe and his partner, the already betrothed Annabelle, are driving across America’s sprawling, desolate highways. Yet their past is about to catch up on them in dramatic fashion. As Gould breaks the fourth wall, stepping away from the video set to his trailer, there’s another surprise which subverts the lines between fiction and reality.
“The Poisoned Heart music video is the final piece of our story, the grand conclusion to the narrative we’ve been telling” says Gould.
The video was directed by Oscar Sansom from Forest of Black (Biffy Clyro, Chvrches).
‘Poisoned Heart’ features on the new album alongside a wealth of new material plus the previously revealed ‘Born Cold’, ‘Annabelle’, ‘Cyanide’, ‘All My Friends’ and ‘Be My End’.
‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’ is a concept album which loosely mirrors Gould’s life. Boy moves to new city, goes off the rails, meets new girl, falls in love and the world as they know it ends. The band have reshaped the joy and the spirit of CREEPER through the lens of the colourful and sentimental Americana of Bruce Springsteen and Roy Orbison, with the theatrical glam of Marc Bolan and T-Rex. Never has there been a more appropriate time for riotous end-of-days anthems as we edge closer to the infinite void ourselves. Through rousing gang choruses, sharp rat pack style and a golden touch of modern country, the journey is a cinematic adventure through Gould’s extraordinary mind.
Fans can further investigate the story behind the album with the new five episode podcast series ‘The Story of… Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. Hosted by journalist and producer Giles Bidder (Mighty Moon Media), the podcast examines how CREEPER battled death, tragedy and mental health issues as they fought to make a hugely ambitious statement with their second album. Bidder, Gould and guitarist Ian Miles’s previous bands often used to share bills on the underground punk and hardcore scenes before CREEPER were formed.
CREEPER will play a run of intimate album launch shows in December and then play the following headline shows early next year:
18th – Brighton, Concorde 2
19th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
20th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
22nd – Glasgow, Garage
23rd – Manchester, O2 Ritz
24th – Leeds, Beckett