Hotly tipped rockers CRAWLERS today share new track ‘Hang Me Like Jesus’ via Polydor Records. It is the latest track to be revealed from the Merseyside natives debut mixtape “Loud Without Noise” which is set for release on November 4th.
‘Hang Me Like Jesus’ sees CRAWLERS singer Holly Minto exploring the grief she felt at the end of a relationship while struggling with her own mental health. Holly elaborates, “It was originally written about feeling like a burden to my partner when I was ill. After the relationship, I realised that I wasn’t being a burden, I was just trying to recover”. Ultimately the process was a healing one. “Hang me like Jesus is obviously a metaphor, how Jesus felt like he was sacrificing himself for the sake of others. Which is what I felt like I did for this relationship. Not comparing myself to Jesus at all, but I really gave my whole self and expected nothing back because I thought I was in love. Hurts man. But hey, fell in love again, didn’t I?”
‘Hang Me Like Jesus’ is the fourth track to be shared from the six-track-wide tape “Loud Without Noise” following earlier releases “I Can’t Drive”,“Fuck Me” and ‘I Don’t Want It”. Angsty and assured as ever, the Liverpool quartet explore heartbreak, mental health, trauma and politics through their own unique brand of emotive and experiential sonics.
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‘Loud Without Noise’ is CRAWLERS’ debut mixtape under Polydor Records. Completed by Amy Woodall, Holly Minto, Liv Kettle and Harry Breen, the band formed in 2018 and have been putting in the hard yards, honing their live show with gigs across Merseyside. Word began to spread and soon CRAWLERS were attracting diehards from further afield, racking up 650k followers on TikTok, the band’s knack of injecting personal tales into their universal singalongs connecting on a mass scale. Using their status is of vital importance to what CRAWLERS are about. “It’s really hard to find a safe space – especially for young people, queer people, and other misrepresented or underrepresented groups – and being able to do that with our platform is something we’re looking forward to exploring and breaking boundaries with,” they say.
The band’s debut self-titled EP was released last year on Modern Sky/Lab Records and lead track ‘Come Over (Again)’ has clocked up over 34 million streams on Spotify, 1.8 million views on YouTube and was a Radio 1 Tune Of The Week. It became the band’s first hit when it crashed into the Official UK Singles Chart. Their first Polydor release ‘I Can’t Drive’, released in January this year, was a Jack Saunders Tune Of The Week on Radio 1, receiving rave reviews from NME, Kerrang!, Clash, DIY and Sunday Times Cultures. After supporting My Chemical Romance in May and embarking on a headline tour in North America in June, CRAWLERS will head out on a nationwide UK tour in the autumn that includes a date at London’s Scala on November 2nd.
CRAWLERS are Holly Minto (she/they), Amy Woodall (she/her), Liv Kettle (she/they) and Harry Breen (he/him).