FM PREMIERE: Dutch Criminal Record unveil new video for ‘Come Closer’

"In essence it’s a love song but from the perspective of being a worrier about things and then the other person putting you at ease!"
21 September 2023

Born in Chichester but raised on the vibrant indie scene of Brighton, Dutch Criminal Record​ have just unleashed their latest sonic gem, Come Closer, offering a tantalizing preview of their eagerly awaited EP, Apathy Mixtape, slated for release on October 13th.

In their latest single, Come Closer, Dutch Criminal Record returns to their signature indie-surf sound, characterized by shimmering, chorus-drenched guitars that dance beneath the soothing, yet earnest lead vocals. This sun-kissed soundscape effortlessly captures a carefree spirit, showcasing the band’s undeniable songwriting prowess.​

The music video, directed by Harry Tomli, serves as the ideal visual representation of this dreamy and nostalgia-laden love song. It beautifully encapsulates the essence of genuine relationships and effective communication.

The band members share their insights on the track: Come Closer is based around a demo made by Sam on acoustic guitar, I really liked the voicings of the chords so it inspired me to write a song really quickly. In essence it’s a love song but from the perspective of being a worrier about things and then the other person putting you at ease! Joe added a really beautiful dreamy guitar riff and Frampton’s drums mimic an electronic processed kit which is really cool to my mind! The bridge is 60’s inspired and Frampton had the idea of lifting it from a different demo of ours that Joe had written a while back and then Sam tweaked it to fit the song so it was like a team attempt at finishing a musical jigsaw puzzle!”

Having honed their craft over the past few years, this ​engaging trio​ has conquered the UK’s live music scene, leaving sold-out venues in their wake. Their music has journeyed far and wide, gaining regular airplay on prestigious stations such as BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, and Radio X. Their tracks have also found a home on Spotify Editorial playlists, and as a result, their fanbase continues to swell, fueled by their recent signing to AntiFragile Music.

Dutch Criminal Record‘s rise to prominence has been meteoric, fueled in part by their massive TikTok following, which now stands at over 500,000 followers. Sam Thrussell, Joe Frampton, and Joe Delaney-Stone have forged their path, releasing music with labels like Alcopop and FRTYFVE, and achieving over 10 million Spotify streams alone.

Dutch Criminal Record‘s journey has been punctuated by unforgettable live performances. They’ve graced stages at renowned events like SXSW, Stag & Dagger Festival, Golden Touch Festival, Dot-2-Dot Festival, Ynot Festival, and 110 Above. Notably, they’ve sold out numerous headline shows across the UK, with memorable appearances at venues such as Camden’s PowerHaus and Rough Trade.

Don’t miss their upcoming tour dates​:

– September 28th – The Garage, London (with Goodkid)
– October 19th – Wedgewood Rooms, Brighton (with Royston Club)