London punks Barcreeps unleash debut EP and new single
London punks BarCreeps have given 2017 the jumpstart it needed with the release of Joey Smokes, the first new material to be lifted from their brand new debut Eponymous EP. Joey Smokes fizzes by in 3 minutes of old-school energy and fist-in-the-air melodies reminiscent of genre heavyweights Bad Religion and Lagwagon, and the new EP (available now) offers three more nuggets of raw skate-punk power and society-skewing lyrics.
BarCreeps aren't important. You don't need to know who they are. If you like them - you're in. If you don't - they're out. But know that they're watching the world crumble, and smiling. They're using this misery as fodder from which to write songs - and what will that achieve?
But maybe that's what's needed to start the slow process of providing music that isn't escapism, that isn't a marketing jingle offering the perfect body, immense wealth or debase sex. Having formed over a love of record labels such as Fat Wreck, Epitaph, Touch and Go, Jade Tree and Dischord, BarCreeps are determined to at least write songs ‘about something’. So, they’re not playing the fame game or following the industry playbook and you won't see their faces in the magazines - not in this lifetime.
Their 2016 single Troll picked up radio support from John Kennedy (Radio X) and Midlands Metalheads Radio, and tastemakers at Punktastic, Already Heard, Dying Scene and For The Love Of Punk became instant fans in a series of rave features on the band last year.
BarCreeps will be celebrating the release of Joey Smokes and their debut EP with live shows - head to facebook.com/barcreepsband for details.
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January 30, 2017 9:39am ET by Saint In The City PR