Following the arrival of “Crooked Teeth”, which scored them their fourth consecutive Top 20 entry in the U.K., California rockers PAPA ROACH are celebrating their most successful album for years with the release of their rip-roaring live session on Daniel P. Carter‘s BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show” earlier this year via Spotify. Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios, and then broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and subsequently available on demand on BBC iPlayer, the “Live At BBC Radio 1” EP contains the tracks “Born For Greatness”, “Periscope”, “American Dreams” and their generation-defining track “Last Resort”.
PAPA ROACH‘s official video for “Periscope”, the moody ballad featuring singer/songwriter Skylar Grey, has already racked up over three million views and ten million streams. It has been embraced by Radio 2, 6music, Virgin (where it was Record of The Week), Planet Rock (B List) and A list Kerrang (A list). The video was directed by the award-winning Uprising Creative (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Big Sean, Lil Jon) who cited the inspiration for the video was “to create a moody, different look for the band using a stylistic light exploration.”
PAPA ROACH‘s track “Help”, which was initially premiered by Radio 1‘s Daniel P. Carter as his “Rockest Record”, has taken on a life of its own, proving to be the biggest success for the band in the past fifteen years, with over twelve million YouTube views and twenty-five million streams. “Crooked Teeth” has accumulated over eighty million Spotify streams since its release.
PAPA ROACH is back touring the U.K. for the first time in two years starting on October 5 in Birmingham. Singer Jacoby Shaddix said: “We’re really excited to get back to the U.K. after such a long time. Every time we play, the audience keeps getting bigger and more passionate each time. We can’t wait to play this new music live.”
PAPA ROACH‘s last visit to the UK saw them celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the album “Infest” by playing it in full to a crammed London’s Roundhouse.