Evil Creek Turn Their Backs And Walk Away From The Sun

The Ottawa rockers dig deep in their darkly potent, southern-fried single & video.


Evil Creek head into the darkness on their powerful new southern rocker Away From The Sun — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A preview of their Dec. 2 EP of the same name, Away From The Sun is an Americana-tinged guitar anthem with introspective loud-quiet dynamics and lyrics that a deep dive into mental-health issues and depression, exploring loneliness and isolation:

“I know I walk alone
My shadow follows me
Takes away my sanity
Take a look in my eyes
See I’ve become so hollow
Will I make it through tomorrow.”

“A lot of people face a very real and legitimate daily struggle with mental illness,” the band say. “Throughout history, touchpoints like music and social connections have provided coping and healing mechanisms in this struggle. But when Covid came along, we were all forced into isolation with no end in sight, no good news, and very little interaction to create a balance. This really amplified the impact of mental illness struggles across the world.”

Voted Music Group of the Year in the 2022 Ottawa Awards, Evil Creek are a rock band that create music honouring multiple musical traditions, with a heavy groove behind energetic riffs and eerie, melodic vocals. Evil Creek’s songs tell an emotional story that each audience member can easily interpret and make their own. Formed in 2017, the band unites several accomplished musicians who capture the power and authenticity of unplugged musical performances, honed through years of road work and playing live. The result is a raw, real, and immediate experience that has earned Evil Creak a loyal legion of fans.

Watch the video for Barrel Of A Gun above, hear more from Evil Creek below, and dive in at their website, Facebook and Instagram.