Join us for the live launch performance of Creep Show's second album, on Bella Union Records.
Support act TBA
Tickets on sale Friday 10 March 2023, 10am
Creep Show (a collaboration between John Grant, Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Ben “Benge” Edwards) returns with the launch of their second album Yawning Abyss. The album title raises as many eyebrows as that of their debut album, Mr Dynamite, which was celebrated for its unique upbeat electronica, experimental pop and surreal funk.
With John Grant added to the mix, Creep Show's debut album distilled collective years of musical talent into inspired social commentary, all shaped by sound generated from Ben “Benge” Edwards' lifetime collection of analogue synths and drum machines, along with Stephen Mallinder's Cabaret Voltaire tones and Phil Winter's electronic wizardry.
Creep Show's early performances in Sheffield’s 2014 Sensoria Festival were followed by the Rough Trade 40th anniversary performance at London’s Barbican in 2016. From this was born a 'collective consciousness built from discarded celluloid, dust and brown noise. It’s buried inside your capillaries, under your skirting board and in your thermals' according to Mallinder, leaning into the Yawning Abyss with a smirk. Or, as Benge, the man with a Bond-villain studio, puts it: 'a band of musical misfits who have found a voice or two.'
If Mr Dynamite cranked, flew and plunged abstractly through the dark corners of a world on the brink of being blitzed in a blender, Creep Show's Yawning Abyss has a distinct skip in its naturally-oblique-unhinged-electro-breakdance step. At times this show could well dare to creep toward feelgood.
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Dates & Times
Friday 16 June, 20238:00pm