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EP Review: The Stranger by Creeper

Goth punks Creeper release their new EP The Stranger tomorrow (19th February). If you haven’t heard of Creeper we’ll assume you’ve either been living under a rock or are so removed from punk music you don’t know what Goth Punk is.

Creeper are the band of the day, they’ve become the darlings of the mainstream rock press and it’s easy to see why. They have the look and are marketable and importantly their sound is accessible and with merit. To give you a better idea of their sound – they’re 2016’s answer to Alkaline Trio and My Chemical Romance.

If that doesn’t appeal to you then stop reading right now. Otherwise you’ll find it every bit as good as you imagine. All five tracks on The Stranger are of the highest standard. ‘The Secret Society’ is a blistering opener and gets the blood rushing before ‘Valentine’ kicks in as the most instantaneous track on the EP. Its quality is plainly obvious, it has alt hit written all over it. ‘Black Mass’ plays the part of the My Chemical Romance pop rock song. ‘Misery’ is the track that will bring Creeper mass popularity; its acoustic parts (the majority) will bring in the teenage girls while its explosive finish isn’t a million miles away from AFI at their most accessible. ‘Astral Projection’ is a great closer, big and commanding you couldn’t ask for much more.

It’s a little too late to advise you to get on the Creeper bandwagon earlier. You may as well get in on the action before they get huge. Get The Stranger in your ears as soon as possible.

AD Rating 7.5/10

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