CREEPING JEAN are currently mapping out their route out of lockdown, which begins with a cover of The Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr Blue Sky’. Watch the video for the cover HERE.
Step two, will be the unveiling of their cover of the Mamas and Papas’ ‘California Dreamin’, with fellow Brighton band Hourglvss on May the 14th.
Step three, culminates with the impact of their latest single ‘Stuck In My Ear’ via CD Baby, on the 12th of June. ‘Stuck In My Ear’ screams indie disco floor filler at the top of its lungs before yelling, “EAR WORM” at the top of it’s disco dancing voice. Oozing character and charm, the song pays homage to records from the likes of Bowie, The Black Keys right through to the equally iconic Tame Impala and Temples. ‘Stuck In My Ear’ is accompanied by a music video shot by the band in their homes around Brighton – and it certainly captures the spirit of the times!
Of the song frontman Oliver says, “It’s about receiving bad advice for years getting told by other people what they think they know best”. Upheavals meant the original plans for the video shoot fell apart, but the band used this to their advantage with Oliver going on to say, “I think two months ago was the last time roughly, when we were all last in the same room, but we’ve been Skyping twice a week for a chit chat and making plans of action. The last thing we had booked in as a band was the official video for this tune, we had to cancel this as our film editor and two of the band had symptoms, so we had to get another plan going for an isolation video to get this out asap”.
With necessity the mother of invention, it was down to the band to step forwards and shoot a video themselves. Of the technical issues they had putting it together Oliver says, “So we had the outcome of finding a plain background with enough space to film ourselves in our small flats to get the footage as you can imagine. We weren’t exactly one take wonders with this.” All the band feature in the video some filmed in their living rooms others not so, “Josh did well with the drums, the shed is tiny! so I’m glad we got a bit of that in!” The band were really pleased with the outcome, “Will Hutchinson our main videographer has played a blinder here!” When asked what Creeping Jean plan to do when all this blows over, Oliver says, “I think we’ll rent a small boat out down Hove Lagoon and take it to sea and listen to all the demos we’ve wrote in lockdown and make a plan with them gearing for the album end of this year, we will obviously be taking alcohol on this trip too, ‘A SPRITZ AT SEA’ is what we’ll call that chapter.”
If ever we needed an excuse to dance, right now really is that time and ‘Stuck In My Ear’ is your soundtrack to an imaginary house party to end all parties for sure, with all your best mates and your favourite celebs invited. CREEPING JEAN drip swagger, attitude and epitomise cool, and are named after the song ‘Creeping Jean’ by The Kinks from their seminal The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album of 1968. CREEPING JEAN hail from Brighton, and comprise of life long friends Oliver Tooze and Joe Habberlywob, who together run a successful vintage clothes shop, Waite Vintage, along with Paddy Stanton, Josh Stone and David Gayler. Together they are gearing up to release their debut album early this year. As well as releasing the new single, Creeping Jean have taken to social media platform TikTok to help banish the lockdown blues.