CRAWLERS IN CONCERT
With 95.6k videos made on Tik Tok under their sound and 32 million Spotify streams, chances are you've heard "Come Over (Again)" the song featured on the Crawlers self titled EP, released last year (2021) which was a viral sensation. They even caught the attention of the legendary My Chemical Romance, recently opening for their show in Warrington. With their continuous rise in fame, this is a band you don't want to miss. Crawlers is a UK alt rock band from Liverpool that's comprised of four members, Holly Minto: lead vocals and trumpet, Liv Kettle: bass and back vocals, Amy Woodall: lead guitar and Harry Bree: drummer and saxophone. Although you don't typically see bands who have an alternative rock sound include instruments such as trumpet and sax but not only does it create a dimensional and unique sound but it makes for an incredible live show.
A crowd says a lot about a band, the age groups, style, how you feel in the crowd etc. Looking out onto the crowd at the Crawlers Dallas show you saw kids ranging young as thirteen into late twenties, a sea of colored hair (my purple included), fishnet accompanied outfits, and pride flags. Being in the crowd, as a young woman where I've had my fair share of scary concert experiences, I felt comfortable and safe.
The show itself was truly electrifying, the energy was through the roof. Holly (lead) in particular, interacted with the audience every chance she got, the audience including myself was screaming the lyrics with her and it was a truly intimate experience, I'll never forget. The passion every member of this band has, is shown on stage with each and every song.
Their most recent release "Fuck Me (i didn’t know how to say)" which Holly said "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.” The vulnerability of this song has helped many fans of their music process their own trauma, many saying how important the song is to them and how they feel seen and validated with their own experiences. Crawlers is a band that's making art that their audience emotionally connects to, with fun welcoming concerts, they are exactly what the alternative rock music scene needs to be.