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Creep Show featuring John Grant announce debut album

John Grant has teamed up with Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Winter and Benge) for a debut album on Bella Union. Described as experimental pop and surreal funk, the album will be released on March 16th 2018 and you can hear the first track below.

“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.’ Grant: “I do like theatre of the absurd and some of it is that, but most of it is just having fun. We did a lot of laughing and just had a blast doing it.”

According to Mallinder the band “sprang fully formed a couple of years ago but in truth had been bubbling away for decades in a petri dish containing spores of seventies sci-fi, post–punk electronic music, bad taste, broken synthesizers, luscious film soundtracks, and dubious band t-shirts.”

Grant and Wrangler wrote a whole new set of material together. As Mallinder explains, “We thought the only way to work with someone was to lock the doors and wrestle each other until we could come out with entirely new and original stuff. Why not? If you work with someone, test yourself, see what’s buried under the soil.”

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