Crows unleash towering new single ‘Room 156’ from their incoming ‘Beware Believers’ LP
London post-punks Crows are today releasing the new single and video ‘Room 156’, the second to be lifted from their incoming new album ‘Beware Believers’. Equal parts ferocious and hedonistic, the incoming album is due out April 1st 2022 via the new Fuzz Club imprint Bad Vibrations Records and perfectly captures the raucous, anarchic energy that Crows have become renowned for on the stage. You can pre-order the album on vinyl/CD here and watch the video for the towering new preview, ‘Room 156’, below.
On the new single, frontman James Cox says: "I used to be quite obsessed with True Crime for a long time and this song was kind of born out of researching H.H Holmes and the World Trades Hotel in the 1860s where he would murder people staying at his hotel (informally called ‘The Murder Castle'). I also got quite obsessed with a faith healer from the early 1900s called Reverend Major Jealous Divine and reading transcripts of his old sermons, so ‘Room 156’ is basically just a weird amalgamation of mad shit I read about."
Conjuring a dark and visceral post-punk that’s been hardened by years of notoriously rowdy live shows, Crows have amassed a legion of die-hard fans since they formed back in 2015 and cultivated a singular, much-adored presence in the British alternative music scene. The abrasive, claustrophobic noise-rock of ‘Room 156’ and earlier single ‘Slowly Separate’ are both taken from the band’s eagerly-awaited ‘Beware Believers’ LP. Their first new music in three years, the new record is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 debut ‘Silver Tongues’ which was released on the IDLES-run Balley Records.
“Beware Believers has felt like a marathon, a real endurance test that’s been a long, winding road filled with highs and lows and plenty of twists and turns. The majority of the themes on the album came from what was going on in the world around summer 2019, Covid wasn't in our lives and the biggest impact was Brexit and the madness our government were putting us through. I was reading a lot of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut whilst all this craziness was going on around us and it was a weird headspace to get into.”