by Nathan Cardiff

Sneaky Creeps pour punk rock out all over their latest release, Negative Space. The dudes can really write awesome, quick paced, raw tunes, but they specialize in their buzzy slacker attitude with clever lyrics (“I don’t care I have nothing to carry/So what’s the weight the band sings about?”) and the shouted/screamed delivery of the vocals. The scratchy rock prevails throughout; wild screeching and squealing guitars take over on “Antisocial” that suddenly shifts with the thumping drums. I especially the love the booming doom that opens with “Gossip Renaissance,” letting the tongue-in-cheek whine ride over a wave of fuzz and buzz. Sneaky Creeps lead an all out punk attack with tracks like “Living Beneath,” “D.M.T.N.Y.” (Don’t Move to New York, just in case you didn’t get the message), and “Splitting Hairs.”

Negative Space is a barrage of nasty guitars, insane rhythms (“The Transitional” especially), and one of a kind vocals. It lets us know that punk rock is still kicking with plenty of weirdo vibes to go hand in hand.

Favorite Tracks: “Gossip Renaissance,” “Splitting Hairs,” & “No Happening”

by Nathan Cardiff



Nathan has contributed to I Heart Local Music since November 2012. He lives in Kansas City, MO.

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