Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Crawlies - "Old News"

Photo by Mark Howe
When a band forms over a shared love of Yo La Tengo, any aging Gen-X hipster can't help but check them out. Hailing from Sheffield, Crawlies are far from a Yo La Tengo cover band, but the influence is definitely there. Their new single, "Old News," is a progressively glorious slow burn of an indie rock jam. It has more of the dreamy, swirling quality than aggressive noise, and will suck you straight in as you listen. It's all harmonies and organ, and I promise you it's far more compelling than that sounds. 

Tom of Crawlies explains the song: 

“It started off as a demo with just Sarah and a keyboard but we changed it to an organ and added a big fuzzy bassline and some drums to make it sound bolder. It’s very simple but sounds really interesting when it builds up to the louder sections and almost turns from ‘sad and a bit lonely’ into this big cathartic release. When the drums change at the end it makes me want to give someone a hug.”

You can watch the video for "Old News" below. Crawlies's self titled debut will be out August 7 on Delicious Clam. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Crawlies, check out the band's Facebook.

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