Happy Release Day Creep Show
Happy release day Creep Show, who see their debut album released today via Bella Union. Creep Show brings together John Grant with the dark analogue electro of Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder / Phil Winter / Benge) to create Mr Dynamite – a debut album packed with experimental pop and surreal funk. Recorded in Cornwall with a lifetime’s collection of drum machines and synthesisers assembled by Benge and explored by every member of Creep Show, there’s a real sense of freedom in the shackles-off grooves, channelling the early pioneering spirit of the Sugarhill Gang through wires and random electric noise.
Yesterday the band shared the video for the albums title track and it’s a haunting hyper collage of machinic desires. Watch below…
Early reviews for Mr Dynamite…
“There is a mischievous liberationist spirit, a sense of old friends coming together to relax the rules and try out everything in the musical toy box… Propulsive, kinetic and buzzing with paranoid otherness, this is a fantastic exercise in sense–mangling sonic collage. Uncut – 7/10
“Their debut album is a riot, bending pitches, tempos and comprehension into nice slices of fried, wry funk pop.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****
“Dark, incendiary electronica harking back to the anything–goes post–punk aesthetic of the late 70s… The record never stands still.” Mixmag – 8/10
“An exciting blend of bizarre twisted electro and otherworldly cosmic funk… Unique and exhilarating.” Louder Than War – 8/10
“Giddy feelings of mischief and liberation collide on the title–track’s pitched–down threat and the disorientating K Mart Johnny… Grant’s trademark baritone returns, at its persuasive best, on Modern Parenting, although it’s wonderfully ruminative closer Safe and Sound that resonates long after the end.” MOJO
“Equal parts playful and malevolent, this sits at the experimental end of the synth–pop spectrum and offers enticing grooves aplenty.” Classic Pop
Mr Dynamite is available on Bella Union.