Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
Ireland’s post-hardcore / metallic sludge soldiers BAILER return with a new single, “Crawl Back“, released today in lyric video format.
The track is the first new music to arrive from BAILER since their 2018 self-titled EP, and it precedes the band’s upcoming shows in Ireland and the U.K.. Those will see the quartet playing headline dates, festivals, and shows alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Conjurer (UK), and Ingested, among others.
Vocalist Alex O’Leary had this to say about the “Crawl Back” single:
“‘Crawl Back’ is about the struggle to find acceptance after the death of someone dear to you. The title ‘Crawl Back’ refers to the grueling stages of grief and how long it takes. There’s no determined time for these things, and the mind can be subconsciously stubborn when it comes to dealing with loss. Our previous releases are heavily lined with the topic of death and grief, this slab of anguish and rage closes that chapter as we continue writing for the next release.”
Check out the visualizer for the song below, along with all the upcoming scheduled BAILER live appearances. There is other music available from BAILER, as all of their pre-2019 releases are streaming and currently NYP (Name Your Price) at Bandcamp, including the following: 2018 ‘Bailer‘ EP, 2017 ‘PTSD‘ EP, 2016 ‘Shaped By The Landscape‘ EP, “Death Is A Reminder” 2018 live single, “Call Off The Unknown” 2015 single, and the “Animosity” 2015 single.
Alex O’Leary – Vocals
Chris Harte – Guitar
David Cleere – Bass
Sean Conway – Drums
– BAILER 2019 Live Dates –
Apr. 07 – Dublin, IRL @ Voodoo Lounge
Apr. 18 – Belfast, IRL @ Crypt Of The Riff Fest
Apr. 19 – Dublin, IRL @ Fibbers
Apr. 20 – Cork, IRL @ Freds
Apr. 21 – Limerick, IRL @ Siege Of Limerick Fest
May 04 – Dublin, IRL @ Fibbers – Bloodstock M2TM Guest Headliner
May 23 – Brighton, GBR @ Cowley Club (Headline show)
May 24 – Hastings, GBR @ Crowleys (Headline show)
May 25 – London, GBR @ The Unicorn, Camden (Headline show)
Jul. 20 – Knockanstockan Festival IRL.
Sep. 28 – Luton, GBR @ Castlefest UK