Oh how Creeper doth play with our (callous) hearts right now.
Following their recently sold out show at the hallowed ground of Koko in London, there’s been a lot of speculation and rumour about what is actually going on with Southampton’s finest Goth-Punk outfit. As the curtain closed before the show’s encore, frontman Will Gould took to the microphone with the following statement, “Of all the shows we’ve played in this last four years, this one will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of this album, but it’s the last show that we’ll ever do”, followed by the band dramatically placing their ‘Callous Heart’ back patch emblazoned jackets on the floor, centre of stage. Strong stuff on the surface of it all, but also an almost word for word rehash of a quote from David Bowie at Hammersmith Apollo back in 1973, at the end of his ‘Ziggy Stardust‘ era, leading many to believe that this is simply the end of one era of Creeper, soon to be followed by the next.
Plus, there’s been a whole load of clues, conspiracies and theories around if this is actually the end or not. It seems a little peculiar for a band as hard working as these guys, who have made it to the heights they have, to just drop it all with very little pomp and ceremony. Plus, it should be noticed that for all the speculation, there has been no word on any official basis outside of this gig (be it on their official website or social media profiles) that the band is over. It seems highly unlikely that a band of this size would just leave it down to word of mouth and press speculation to announce their departure now doesn’t it?
Anyway, moving back on to where we’re meant to be going, we’ve noticed that the ‘announcement of the end’ actually seems to have boosted Creeper’s fanbase up, with new folks just discovering their small, but excellent, discography. So we at In Key Magazine decided that it was about time we brought you a beginners guide to the band, which may also double up some nostalgia for those long term fans from ‘back in the day’ (myself very much included!), so sit back and enjoy some top tunes…