It’s been a few years since we’ve heard a peep from British post-hardcore outfit Crooks, the last time being when they released a one-off single called ‘.NEVAREHT’ at the end of 2016.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting to hear a follow-up to their 2015 debut record, ‘Are We All The Same Distance Apart’, but bar a cryptic update or two on social media Crooks are seemingly inactive and in the midst of an indefinite hiatus.
Since then, frontman Josh Rogers has started a solo alternative R&B/emo rap project under the guise of Sullii, and self-released his debut album ‘You And Everything Blue’ earlier this year. Crooks bassist Jacob Dutton-Keen has also helped him produce some of his work.
He’s since written (and is soon to record) his sophomore effort, but in a recent Instagram story Q&A that he hosted, he opened up and answered some questions sent his way about Crooks, and offered some vague and brief updates on the band.
When asked if he’ll ever return to making heavier music again in the realm of Crooks, Rogers replied with the following.
“I get a lot of messages about Crooks that I can’t really — and I just feel terrible about it, and I can’t really reply because I never know what to say and I don’t have a definite answer, so I’m sorry to all of you lot asking.”
Later in the Q&A when asked about if writing for Crooks and Sullii ever crossed over and if he missed the band, he added.
“When I was writing for Crooks I was always like writing other stuff but there wasn’t really like a crossover. I don’t think Crooks is ever going to die, so I don’t miss it. I don’t know, man. I don’t know what’s going on.”
Rogers is expected to begin recording the second Sullii album soon, with an expected release in early 2020.
Crooks‘ debut and currently only album, ‘Are We All The Same Distance Apart’, is out now through Equal Vision Records.
More details on either project will be confirmed as they develop.