Liverpool-based four-piece CRAWLERS share their intense new single ‘Fuck Me (I Didn’t Know How To Say)’ out today on Interscope Records.
The single is a compelling concoction of big, grungy riffs and sees lead singer Holly Minto pivoting the lens inwards as she examines her relationship with her own body.
“I know I used to be in love,” she whispers on the song. “The kisses that led to sex were close enough.”
It’s yet another example of the bold, probing songwriting that makes CRAWLERS such an important new band and a powerful force to be reckoned with. ‘Fuck Me (I Didn’t Know How To Say)’ is available now at all digital retailers.
“Fuck Me (I Didn’t Know How To Say)”’ is a song very personal to us as a band. The song covers two ideas behind sex. First the trauma and disgust after sexual assault, and then the idea of how at the time of writing it I haven’t felt loved and only used for my body and for sex rather than the love I really wanted at the time.”
“There’s a song that goes ‘You kiss me just to kiss me’ and I was like, ‘Damn, I’ve never been kissed just to be kissed’,” she explains. “I just sat there and had a little moment about it and was like, ‘Have I just been letting people use me so I can feel loved?’”
Since their inception, CRAWLERS have been putting the work in, gigging across Merseyside, working on their songwriting and steadily building an impressive following on social media.
Their debut EP – released through Modern Sky/Lab Records in October – has now clocked up over 40 million combined streams and landed the band their first hit with ‘Come Over (Again)’, which crashed into the Official UK Singles Chart thanks to fan power alone. To date it has racked up over 28 million streams on Spotify, 1.5 million views on YouTube and was a Radio 1 Tune of the Week.
After signing to Interscope Records earlier this year, the band released new single ‘I Can’t Drive’ which was Jack Saunders Tune of the Week on Radio 1 and garnered support from the likes of NME, Kerrang, Clash, DIY, Dork and Sunday Times Culture.
With a sold-out debut UK tour under their belts, the band announced a nationwide autumn tour with 10 headline shows including London’s O2 Islington Academy on November 2nd. Prior to this, CRAWLERS will play a month-long headline tour of North America in June and perform at Lollapalooza, as well as fulfilling a childhood dream when they support My Chemical Romance in Warrington, UK on May 27th.
Below is a complete list of North American tour dates for CRAWLERS. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.crawlersband.com/live.
June 1 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5
June 3 Washington DC DC9
June 4 Philadelphia, PA Philamoca
June 7 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
June 10 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz PDB
June 11 Toronto, ON The Velvet Underground
June 13 Chicago, IL Subterranean
June 14 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
June 17 Houston, TX HOB – Bronze Peacock
June 18 Dallas, TX Club Dada
June 21 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
June 22 Los Angeles, CA The Moroccan Lounge
June 23 San Francisco, CA Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
June 26 Portland, OR Polaris Hall
June 27 Seattle, WA Funhouse
June 28 Vancouver, BC Fox Cabaret
CRAWLERS are: Holly Minto (she/they), Amy Woodall (she/her), Liv Kettle (she/they) and Harry Breen (he/him).