Debut EP Bitter Picture out now
Newcastle metalcore quartet CREAK have revealed their latest single ‘Bitter Picture’, the title-track from their recently released debut EP. ‘Bitter Picture’ follows the band’s previous single ‘Eyes Without A Face’, which has seen support from Alex Baker’s Kerrang! Fresh Blood show and more.
Check out ‘Bitter Picture’ here: https://youtu.be/KIhPzIIRGDw
Vocalist Jack Dunn comments:
“The song ‘Bitter Picture’ is about watching someone close to you set down a destructive spiral and seeing them become a shadow of themselves. Somewhere between acceptance and grief, it sums up the themes and tone throughout the EP’s concept on how turmoil can affect a family, and how much of a long term effect it can have.
“It’s probably the most honest song we have written as a band, but it’s also the most difficult to talk about because of that. There’s a lot of emotions and situations behind the inspiration of this song that I don’t think we have fully come to terms with ourselves, but I think sonically we managed to capture a part of it.”
Stream the band’s debut EP Bitter Picture here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4Y0QUIIrxKSy73zKQPKHnm?si=y9NMBQ27QJKkWaxE15x82g
Since forming in early 2019, CREAK have cemented themselves as ones to watch in the Newcastle metal scene and beyond. The band’s debut single ‘(W)RETCH’ has surpassed 15,000 streams and has been championed by numerous Spotify playlists, including ‘Metal United’ which boasts over 12,000 subscribers. This was followed by second single ‘Recluse’, which has exceeded their debut release with over 16,000 streams, as well as landing them the cover of Crowded Music’s ‘This Is Hardcore’ playlist.
CREAK have also brought their onslaught of a live show to venues up and down the country, sharing the stage with Lotus Eater, GroundCulture, Spawn of Disgust and, most recently, finishing up an eight-day UK tour supporting God Complex.
Between performances over the last year, CREAK worked tirelessly to write and record their debut EP, Bitter Picture, with Connor Sweeney of Loathe. The four-piece also worked on the visuals for the EP with Zak Pinchin of Modern Error, who has previously worked with Mallory Knox, Holding Absence and Lotus Eater.
Reminiscent of Alpha Wolf, Loathe and Vein, CREAK create their unique sound by blending elements of groove metal, nu-metal and post-hardcore. Bitter Picture is a solid introduction to CREAK, proving them as ones to watch.