To get the hard-driving hybrid sound that makes this Canadian band unique and exciting, take a little Johnny Cash, mix in some Dead Kennedys and the Damned, throw in the zombie love child of Wanda Jackson and Elvis Presley, and add a dash each of skate punk, haunted house organ, 1980s goth, and 1950s/1960s vocal group harmonies. So whether you want to call it “horrorbilly,” “psychobilly,” “horror punk,” “punk-a-billy,” “hellbilly” or whatever other term people have come up with to describe the general “rockabilly meets punk meets horror movie” style, the band prefers to simply call it “Rock n Roll.”
The Creepshow celebrated the release of their second album, Run For Your Life, with a very successful non-stop North American tour last fall. Now they’re back with a winter tour before heading off to Australia for the Soundwave Festival later this month and then Japan for Punkspring in April. If you haven’t seen The Creepshow hit the stage before, then you’re in for a wonderful treat. They are one of those rare bands that sounds just as great live as they do on their well-produced album, and totally entertaining to boot. There are so many different musical influences that go into their sound, it’s best to just go get a taste of it for yourself. You’re bound to find something you like in their eclectic mix of styles.