Tonight's gig saw the long awaited rescheduled show from Creeper take place. A queue of concert goers could be seen lining up outside the venue prior to doors, the eager fans of the band lining up to secure the barricade spots. You could almost feel the excitement radiating off the fans as they flooded into the venue and the stage was in sight. You could just tell we were in for an unforgettable night.
The first band I saw this evening was Glasgow born Vukovi. The three piece arrived on stage to a stable reaction from the crowd, there seemed to be many attendees in the audience who had attended dates previously so knew what to expect but for the rest of us; we were in for a treat. Their contagious energy was enticing from the get-go with frontwoman Janine bouncing about the stage, spurring the crowd on with her. Their catchy songs paired with their likeable stage antics made for an easy viewing. As their set progressed the crowd could be seen bouncing and singing along with the band and the cheers were persistent as they exited the stage.
Next it was time for the main event; Creeper. A single black sheet was assembled in front of the stage to disguise their setup prior to the band's entrance, only adding to the truly impressive stage production this band had to offer. The band then appeared one by one behind the enclosure to screams from the crowd as they became aware the show was about to begin. As soon as the curtain dropped the energy from both the crowd and the band skyrocketed, the energy levels bounced off each other beautifully. As the band ploughed through the setlist containing fan favourites from both studio albums; Eternity in Your Arms and Sex, Death and the Infinite Void and the recent EP American Noir. There was truly a track in there for everyone. The setlist was so well curated to match up with the impressive stage production, it truly made viewing an experience. Creeper’s ability to tell a story throughout their live show is an experience in itself, pairing that with the sheer talent and adoration of the crowd attending; a Creeper show is truly one of a kind!
The setlist featured songs both old and new ensuring there was never a moment to stand still within their audience space. Even the slower ballads had the crowd singing in unison and swaying as one. A key moment for me was during misery the crowd can be heard singing louder than the band at an interlude in the song which left the band speechless to just how loud and in unison the audience were singing back to them. It was truly beautiful.
The set from start to finish was a work of art, the band curated a perfect setlist to match their impressive stage production which took the viewers on a journey without leaving the room. If you get the chance to see this band; TAKE IT! They will not disappoint!
Catch them playing a show near you soon!
Review/Photo By: Kirsty Fox