Sensoria are pleased to announce an early headline act for the 2019 Festival, the premiere live performance by Creep Show.
Creep Show brings together John Grant with the dark analogue electro of Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder / Phil Winter / Benge).
Following their debut album 'Mr Dynamite' (voted 2018 Album Of The Year by Electronic Sound Magazine), they’re now announcing a new live show that will be packed with experimental pop and surreal funk. Their first gig will take place at Sensoria on Saturday 5th October, bringing a suitable finale to the 2019 festival’s closing weekend.
Creep Show’s album 'Mr Dynamite' 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, channeling the early pioneering spirit of the Sugarhill Gang through wires and random electric noise.
This sense of adventure is also part of the interplay between the two vocalists, John Grant and former Cabaret Voltaire frontman Stephen Mallinder, who 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.’
Foundry, Sheffield Students' Union
Western Bank, S10 2TG
Date: Saturday 5th October 2019
Open to the public
*Price includes 10% booking fee