The Creeps have been doing their thing for the better part of
a decade now. Their first album in 2003 (Gamma Gamma Ray) was very
much in the vain of the sci-fi-horror-outter-space meets girls-with-problems
pop punk thing popular throughout the late 90's into early 00's. Though they
were totally proficient and capable of rocking a good tune, it wasn't
anything terribly fresh. Their next album in 2005 (Back To The Bin)
had something new to offer in the guitar leads department, but otherwise
wasn't too different in style or sound. It was, however, themed from start
to finish - something pretty much trademark for the band ever since. 2008
saw the release of their third album (Lakeside Cabin) on which The
Creeps really found their own sound. They got comfortable slowing it down
and experimenting with song structures and really sparse yet effective
backing vocals. Skottie's lead vocals were improved almost to the point of
reinvention - they're unmistakable once familiarized with them. Later that
year they released their first 7" EP (These Walls). It was on that EP
that The Creeps really claimed the sound that is now their own and took a
big step out into less trodden territory in the world of pop punk rock. That
brings us to now... Follow You Home is The Creeps' sound perfected!
Incredible lead and backing vocals, bright and shiny guitar leads over
driving rhythms, thick clean bass lines over precision drum beats...
it's all there. It's hard to imagine them getting any better than this, but
then again it has been and upward trend ever since their beginning...