The Creepshow!

Posted by drew On August - 25 - 20104,335 views

Merging pop-punk fury with thundering psychobilly, the Creepshow’s sound is as infectious as a zombie’s bite! The group has long set the Canadian gold standard for rock ‘n’ roll. Now with a new album coming out, they’re poised and ready to take over the United States as well. Rockabilly Online was lucky enough to have a chat with the act’s bass-man, Sean “Sickboy” McNab to get the 4-1-1.


The band has its roots in the 905 music scene. With members having backgrounds as varied as ska, garage, and punk, do you think this help form the band’s sound?

-Most definitely! Each of us listens to very different music, which makes the song writing process for us really unique. One of us will bring a song to the band and by the time everyone has assed their two cents in, it becomes something completely unique and awesome!

What traditional rockabilly music do you guys enjoy?

For some reason, I can never get sick of Wanda Jackson. I love her gritty voice!

How about horror-punk and psychobilly?


Mad Sin is one of my favorite bands of all time. I listen to them constantly and love all their records. They put on a really energetic live show. Same goes for the Kings of Nuthin.

The clothing style of psychobilly has become really popular in the US, even cropping up in shopping malls. But the music has yet to become really popular on the radio. Do you think it’s only a matter of time before the mainstream embraces it?


It’s definitely becoming more popular in the U.S. , but I don’t think it will ever become mainstream. With a bigger label like Hellcat Records, signing bands like Tiger Army, Nekromantix, Horrorrpops, The Creepshow, and now Matt from Rancid’s new band, Devil’s Brigade, it definitely introduces the genre to way more people who may not ever have heard of psychobilly. But unless No Doubt or Green Day start playing psychobilly, it will still be “weird” to mainstream music listeners, which is ok with me. But you never know. Who would have guessed that The Stray Cats would start a rockabilly revival and have a number one hit!

A lot of our readers are from Austin, Texas. You’ll be playing the Freakshow Festival here in October, with an all-star lineup on the bill, I might add. Tell us a bit about that event?

I actually don’t know too much about it yet. All I know is that, The Koffin Katz, Horrorpops, and Rev. Horton Heat and ourselves are supposed to be playing! Sounds like a good party to me! I can’t wait to go back to Austin!

Since you guys tour like mad, what are some of your favorite places to play?

Hmmmm . . . That’s a tough one, but the standout cities for us have been Prague, Koln, Berlin, Madrid, Tokyo, anywhere in Australia and Canada, and Moscow!

According to your website, you’re working on a new album. What can we expect from that?

It’s all done and will be released in the U.S. on October 5th on Hellcat Records and on Stomp Records in Canada on the same date! It’s my favorite album we’ve done so far. It’s got bad-ass songs but it’s still super melodic. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it!

Check out the Creepshow’s tourdates at www.thecreepshow.org or www.myspace.com/thecreepshow

Pre-order the album now on www.interpunk.com and get a free poster!

2 Responses to “The Creepshow!”

  1. […] Festival. There you will be sharing the stage with acts like Rev. Horton Heat, Horrorpops, the Creepshow, and Koffin Kats; some of the biggest acts in psychobilly.  How does that feel?A.  Fucking […]

  2. […] proud of our line-up.  Headlining we have the Reverend Horton Heat supported by Horrorpops, The Creepshow, Koffin Kats and Devil’s Rose.  I personally think it’s such a good line-up I […]

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