CREEPER today share their acoustic cover of King Dude’s track ‘Spiders In Her Hair’. The recording is the first in the band’s new sessions series ‘Sounds From The Void’ which will see them covering other artists’ material from lockdown.
Although King Dude’s transgressive Southern Gothic folk is a step away from CREEPER’s sound, the two artists share a similar ethos. They both write lyrics which explore the dark undercurrents and obsessions that come with love and relationships. King Dude’s background is also rooted in underground rock music, having first come to attention with the blackened death metal band, Book of Black Earth.
Originally featured on King Dude’s 2011 album ‘Love’, the song possesses a haunting hymnal quality that brings its foreboding romance to life. The opening lyrics set the mood: “I always said I was blacker than the blood / Running through the devil’s soiled veins / Until I met a girl not quite of this world.”
CREEPER’s version was recorded by vocalist Will Gould and guitarist Ian Miles, with each member individually recording their parts at home.
“We have been big fans of King Dude for a while,” says Gould. “My girlfriend and I would listen to ‘Love’ an awful lot when we first got together and this kinda became our song. Knowing we’d have limited resources in lockdown meant that recording some acoustic songs made sense. This was the first song that I knew I’d love us to do.”
CREEPER’s eagerly anticipated second album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’ will be released on July 31st. It 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 have always exuded.
Available to pre-order here, the album has so far been previewed by three singles: ‘Born Cold’, ‘Annabelle’ and ‘Cyanide’.
CREEPER recently announced that their UK headline tour, originally scheduled for April, has been postponed until August. The original tickets remain valid for the new dates. The shows are:
19th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
20th – Brighton, Concorde 2
21st – London, Electric Brixton
22nd – Manchester, Academy 2
24th – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
25th – Leeds, The Wardrobe