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Creeper - Creeper

Chris Hidden
Chris Hidden 16 hours ago
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These punk newcomers set the bar high with debut EP.

Offering a dark, slightly gothic twist on peppy punk rock, Southampton’s Creeper come flying out the gates with the physical release of this highly accomplished debut EP. Alkaline Trio are a clear influence here, but in attitude rather than imitation. So well-constructed are ‘We Had A Pact’, ‘Gloom’ and ‘VCR’ that they quickly feel familiar enough to have been alt-rock staples for years. And they’re not even the most striking parts. Acoustic closer ‘Novena’ shows they have a change of pace in their locker without foregoing the maudlin theatrics, adding another string to their bow and showing this lot could become real contenders in 2015.

This review originally appears in issue 195 of Rock Sound. You can download it noworder a copy to your door, or pick it up from UK stores TODAY. To see what else is inside the mag, click on the cover below.

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