CREEP SHOW – MR DY­NA­MITE

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

What do you do when in­spi­ra­tion strikes be­tween solo al­bums? Well, if you’re our beloved John Grant, the great, gay elec­tro-pop mas­ter of our age, you cre­ate your own su­per-group with a bunch of synth nerds from the band Wran­gler. Like JG’s solo work, this side project called Creep Show, is not easy lis­ten­ing. It draws in­spi­ra­tion from blippy ’80s elec­tronic mu­sic and video games and ar­rives at the avant­garde end of art pop. That works in Mr Dy­na­mite’s favour if you’re look­ing for some­thing dis­tinc­tive. It doesn’t if you’re look­ing for ac­ces­si­ble pop songs to crack open the charts. Per­haps Mr Grant’s fourth solo al­bum, due this year, might veer him back to­wards hitsville.

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