MAY 4, 2022 – Kobalt today announced that it has signed British band CRAWLERS to a worldwide publishing administration agreement, including global synch and creative services for the band’s catalog and future songs.
After early singles ‘So Tired’, ‘Placebo,’ and ‘Hush,’ as well as constant gigging in their home area of Merseyside, the band’s career took off when their song ‘Come Over (Again)’ from their debut EP blew up on TikTok creating over 650K followers. The record garnered huge praise from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Clash, Gigwise, and more and subsequently stormed into the Official UK Singles Chart.
The group’s knack for pairing poetic, personal lyrics with guitar and bass riffs has captivated both a young audience - and the many record labels that fought to sign the four-piece, with Polydor the eventual winners.
“The band's songwriting comes from the heart, as does the performance and care for their fans,” says Kenny McGoff, Head of A&R, Kobalt.
Alison Donald, Head of Creative, UK, Kobalt, adds, “We couldn't be more delighted to have signed CRAWLERS. Their music, playing, and connection with their fans are inspiring and exciting. We're pleased they chose us to be part of their gang.”
CRAWLERS’ managers David Pichilingi and Alfie Skelly said, "The band has made a fantastic choice in signing to Kobalt publishing. They are excited to join a brilliant roster of writers & artists. We are all looking forward to working with Alison, Kenny, and their great UK & International team."
In a joint statement, CRAWLERS said, “We are ecstatic to be joining the Kobalt roster, the team at Kobalt are incredible, and their ethos and morals have inspired us as songwriters. We cannot wait to be a part of their incredible roster with songwriters we have looked up to our entire career and are very grateful!”
The band’s next raft of releases - including their latest single, ‘I Can’t Drive’ - continue to mix the personal with the issues that matter to them and many in our world. The band is firmly on the path to becoming one of Britain’s most vital new acts.To listen and stay up to date on CRAWLERS, visit their website and follow them on Instagram and Twitter.