Named as one of the hottest tips for 2017 in Music Week’s poll-of-polls, Southampton’s theatrical punk sextet Creeper are standing on the cusp of a massive breakthrough. Having earned three major awards last year – Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards and Best British Newcomer in Rock Sound readers’ poll – the band are now anticipating the release of their debut album ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS which is released March 24th.
The album was produced by the band’s regular collaborator Neil Kennedy at The Ranch and then mixed by Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots). Black Rain encapsulates all of the key traits that make this team of outsiders an inspiration for a growing congregation of fans: there’s a breakneck burst of punk, moments of high drama, the black-hearted romance of the lyrics, a huge sing-a-long chorus carried by Will Gould’s impassioned vocals, and the contrasting tones of keyboardist / second vocalist Hannah Greenwood.
ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS is an album that sees the band wrestling with existential crises, personal failures and emotional desolation via the kaleidoscope of a richly drawn narrative tapestry. Ostensibly a punk band, Creeper’s sonic palette draws on everything from Alkaline Trio and Jawbreaker to Meat Loaf, David Bowie and Queen, while the band’s precisely honed aesthetic echoes everything from the surreal flair of David Lynch to the sci-fi shock of The X-Files, the gut-twisting horror of The Exorcist, and the camp Technicolor of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.