Review: Elliott Lion is the DJing and dance music production alias of Editors keyboard player and guitarist Elliott Williams, and here he comes to leftfeld Manchester label Sprechen with three tracks that draw heavily on early 80s synth-disco for inspiration. 'Together Free (Disco)' has hints too of boogie and early 90s-style Italo-house, title track 'The Creeps' itself takes us down a more cinematic, coldwave-like path, while 'Parrot' is more in-your-face and driving, riding a motorik drum beat with multiple layers of synthesizer chuggery. It's all very angular and indie-dance in feel... but then what did you expect?!
Review: Following fine early outings on Cin Cin and Warm, psychedelic-minded house fusionist Elliott Lion pops up on Bristol's Futurebogie Recordings with more energetic, otherworldly club tracks. Title track "Ecstasy" is a typically swirling, densely layered and intoxicating affair, with spiraling electronics, "Tomorrow Never Knows" style exotic audio textures, feverish effects and dewy-eyed vocals rising above a loose-but-booming rhythm track. Rom Flugel runs with the "just necked a tab and I'm starting to hallucinate" vibe on his accompanying remix, in the process making the track even more trippy and mind-altering. To round off the EP, Lion serves up a more hypnotic bonus cut that sits somewhere between Isolee, Hardway Brothers and Futureboogie regular Christophe.