Creeper upgrade London show to the Underworld after the Barfly sells out in less than 24 hours

Creeper upgrade London show to the Underworld after the Barfly sells out in less than 24 hours



New EP ‘The Stranger’, out February 19th on Roadrunner Records UK

Lead track ‘Black Mass’ named as Radio 1’s ‘Rockest Record’

“The cult you’re dying to fall in love with… This is a band with vision, with ambition, who want to be your favourite band.” – Kerrang!


“Nobody has managed this so aptly since a young Gerard Way was spitting venom on Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.” 9/10 – Rock Sound


“This is perfectly executed punk rock.” – DIY


“The start of something very special indeed.” – Metal Hammer


“The most important new band in Britain.” – Discovered


“‘The Callous Heart’ is bewitching… As Creeper’s platform rises, so does their ability to surprise.” 5/5 Upset

“Their driving horror punk [is] as catchy as they come.” – Big Cheese

“They can remind the seasoned music fan of what it’s like to be a teen again.” – Metro

Having made a flying start to 2016 following the news that their new track ‘The Stranger’ was selected as Radio 1’s Rockest Record,  another exciting development from the CREEPER camp now comes with the news that their forthcoming show at The Barfly sold-out in less than 24 hours. As a result, the show has been upgraded to The Underworld – a venue with more than double the capacity – which will be their biggest headline gig to date.


Remaining tickets are now on sale from, priced at £7 in advance.


The rise of Southampton goth-punks CREEPER continues with the February 19th release of the new EP ‘The Stranger’. Their second release for Roadrunner Records UK following the sold-out EP‘The Callous Heart’, the first taste of ‘The Stranger’ comes with the unveiling of the new track ‘Black Mass’.


Produced by Neil Kennedy at The Ranch, ‘Black Mass’ captures CREEPER’s inherent sense of energy while also evoking the dramatic spirits of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman.


“The lyrics are written from the perspective of the character of The Stranger, the heartbroken monster who is the EP’s namesake,” says vocalist Will Gould. “They’re partly inspired by recounts of sleep paralysis, where sufferers describe seeing a ‘black matter’ or ‘black mass’ haunting them in their rooms at night, while they lie paralysed in bed.”


‘The Stranger’ EP immediately establishes a theatrical air of foreboding with the mood-setting opener ‘The Secret Society’ before the band’s love of The Misfits, Alkaline Trio and The Damned is very much in evidence throughout the pop-punk attack of ‘Valentine’. The EP’s closing two tracks really highlight  the band’s growing maturity and versatility: ‘Misery’ Is stripped back to a soul-baring vocal/guitar duet before exploding into its climactic finale, and the mid-section of ‘Astral Projection’ focuses on  Gould’s impassioned delivery before a final race to the finish line.  


‘The Stranger’ EP will be available on 12” vinyl and digital download formats, and can now be pre-ordered from iTunes ( as a special package from the Roadrunner Records ( store which also features an exclusive new t-shirt design.


Having recently added  guitarist Oliver Burdett and keyboardist Hannah Greenwood to the CREEPER ranks, the band’s new line-up will debut at the Birmingham O2 Institute on February 1st where CREEPER play as guests to Neck Deep. Their first headline tour as a sextet commences later that month:




20th – Weymouth, Finns

21st – Newport, Le Pub

22nd – Wrexham, Rewind

23rd – Edinburgh, Mash House

24th – Dundee, Beat Generator Live

25th – Huddersfield, The Parish

26th – Peterborough, Met Lounge

27th – Coventry, Kasbah

29th – Worcester, Marrs Bar




1st – Guildford, The Boileroom

2nd – Bath, Moles

3rd – London, The Underworld (UPGRADED from The Barfly)

4th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum


February – with NECK DEEP


1st – Birmingham, O2 Institute

2nd – Glasgow, O2 Academy

4th – Manchester, Academy

5th – Cardiff, Great Hall

6th – London, O2 Forum


April – with NECK DEEP


16th – Southampton, Guildhall

18th – Newcastle, University

19th – Leeds, Beckett University

20th – Liverpool, O2 Academy


In addition to the success of ‘The Callous Heart’ EP, CREEPER’s highlights of 2015 included tours with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Misfits, Funeral For A Friend, Moose Blood and Twin Atlantic; and they also burst onto the festival circuit at Download, the Vans Warped Tour UK, 2000 Trees, Hevy and Camden Rocks.


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