Southampton based Horror punk outfit Creeper aim straight for the top with their debut full length album Eternity, In Your Arms.
Weighing in at just thirty-six minutes, the album is packed with well-crafted, pop tinged punk anthems, think Misfits with massive, Meat Loaf-esque choruses and you may be somewhere close to how this album sounds. That’s not to dismiss this record as a one trick pony, it most definitely is not. The dynamic shift from the angsty rumbling punk rock of Poison Pens and Room 309, to the mellow, heartfelt moments such as Crickets, seamlessly piece together the theatrical, storytelling themes of this album.
Creeper have struck a perfect balance between staying true to what they believe whilst having enough appeal to translate to a broader audience, coursing through the eleven tracks of Eternity, in your arms is the potential to be massive, radio friendly hits. Each song’s embodying its own ‘scream from the top of your lungs’ vocal melody ‘All I wanted was a hand to hold to watch the world explode’ from Black Rain being a stand out moment, and with this, fans of music outside of the boundaries of rock music could most certainly get on board with this album.
It’s hard to imagine Creeper not becoming the next big British band in the not too distant future, album closer I choose to Live certifies this claim, as arguably the albums stand out moment. Vocalist Will Gould’s fragile delivery, beautifully harmonised by Hannah Greenwood, (the bands keyboard player), builds and builds before breaking out into a stadium size, fist in the air chorus to round off what is a huge statement of intent from a band on the brink of very big things.
Catch Creeper on tour with Energy, Puppy and Milk Teeth in the UK starting tomorrow –
25 Manchester, Academy 2
26 Glasgow, Garage
27 Newcastle, University
28 Leeds, Stylus
30 London, Electric Ballroom
01 Birmingham, Institute 2