REVIEW – CREEPER
Creeper @ Newcastle Students’ Union 3 March 2017
For a band who references death so much, Creeper left the audience feeling more alive than they’ve ever been.
Creeper are polished and primed for long term success and much about the show feels like an arena event. From the on point crucifix stage lighting to the on-brand patches on the back of their leather jackets, this is clearly a band who’ve thought long and hard about what they want and how to go about achieving that.
The only thing signifying that they have released their debut album days ago is the band’s banner hung at the back of the stage that has a slightly DIY feel about it.
This six-piece are building something special already and the sense of euphoria that accompanied songs like Misery and I Chose To Live was only matched by the high octane energy radiating from Will Gould and throughout the crowd.
Keyboardist Hannah Greenwood is the band’s hidden gem and her voice shins brightest on Crickets. The sound at the venue doesn’t always allow her gorgeous tones to come through, but the stripped down song is the perfect way for her to express her talent.
But that’s not to take anything away from the power and poise of their performance, which is subtle enough to send shivers down your spine while being aggressive enough to spark a mass circle pit – and that’s the beauty of this band.
With one album and three EPs out Creeper have more material than other new bands on the scene, and sprinkled a few oldies like We Had A Pact, Honeymoon Suit and Astral Projection into their hour long set.
The response to Eternity, In Your Arms and the corresponding tour have been massive, but judging by the reaction to the show and the performance given by the band this is just the beginning.