John Grant and We Are Wrangler have joined forces to create Creep Show, which will hit the road in the autumn, Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody has the low down.
Following the band’s debut album Mr Dynamite last year, they’re now announcing a new live show which will be packed with experimental pop and surreal funk.
Mr Dynamite, which was voted 2018 Album Of The Year by Electronic Sound Magazine, was recorded in Cornwall with a lifetime’s collection of drum machines and synthesisers assembled by Benge and explored by every member of Creep Show.
There’s a real sense of freedom in the shackles-off grooves, channelling the early pioneering spirit of the Sugarhill Gang through wires and random electric noise.
Harvest Sun are bringing the band to Arts Club on October 6, 2019 for what should be a special night of electronica and funk grooves.
The two vocalists, John Grant and former Cabaret Voltaire frontman Stephen Mallinder, switch between oblique wordplay to sinister humour as Phil Winter and Benge continue to man-handle the machines.
“Creep Show is Hydra,’ says Mallinder. ‘A beast with multiple heads and voices, so no one is quite sure who is saying and doing what. Everything is permitted and everything is possible.’
Tickets are on sale now. The full tour dates are as follows:
October 5 – SHEFFIELD – Sensoria Festival
October 6 – LIVERPOOL – Arts Club
October 8 – BRISTOL – Bristol Trinity
October 9 – LONDON – Scala
October 10 – BRIGHTON – The Old Market
October 11 – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club
October 12 – NEWCASTLE – The Boiler Shop
October 14 – GLASGOW – The Art School