In the UK, a regional creep is usually a shady individual who likes to hang around in the park and drink White Lightning (for you foreign folks, it’s crappy cider). They usually have pigeon mates too. “There’s Tony. His name’s Pete; he usually flies around Tesco” – he proclaims as he strokes your leg. Sorry, that was a weird experience I had. He’s my mate on Facebook now. He’s a nice guy really.
Anyway, I’m not talking about those regional creeps. I’m talking about Regional Creeps; the indie band from Barnsley who play ridiculously cool music. Here’s a bit of a blurb they sent over to my email:
“Regional Creeps are laid back and don’t take themselves too seriously. Throw away the leather, the ego, and the tears – be real and have fun.”
I like that attitude. I hid my colleague’s water bottle before. Bants.
“The band is set to release one new track, with a new video each month for the next six months. The album consists of nine tracks, six of which will be released before the album comes out towards the end of the year.”
What a weird coincidence because today, Independent Music News is premiering one of those songs. For real? Yes, you muppet. Stop asking stupid questions.
For Real is a real belter of a tune. The lullaby-esque vocals from Giannis Kipreos and Zach Duvall are a thing of beauty. I’d love them to sit next to my bed every night and sing me to sleep. The accompanying sounds, well, they’re a combination of melancholy and the summer. Like wearing your shorts and band shirt, but having to visit Blackpool and dodge rubbish floating in the sea. Best of both worlds.
Seriously, and I’m not just saying this, Regional Creeps are one of my favourite bands at the moment. They work ridiculously hard, have a fresh style, and simultaneously make me feel happy and sad at the same time. That hasn’t happened since I first heard Radiohead’s Ok Computer.
Without further adieu, here’s For Real. Enjoy.
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