Want to know what to get Creeper for Christmas? You're in luck...
2017 has been rubbo for a lot of things, but not bands. We’ve had a bumper crop of returning superstars, dazzling debut albums and live shows that’ll knock your socks off.
One of those landmark first albums came from Creeper, who've spent the year flying the flag for UK rock both here and abroad.
Hey Will, how has your 2017 been?
2017 has been an incredible year for us, by the end of the year we will have toured the USA twice, mainland Europe twice and the UK twice, it's kind of hard to take it all in sometimes.
How’s planning for your December tour going, are you ready?
It always seems we always have a backlog of work, but I'm very confident.
This is a one of a kind production that demands a certain level of care and attention. I really hope our audience is prepared for what is coming to their cities this December!
We’re more than six months on from the release of ‘Eternity…’ now, do you still put it on from time to time? How do you feel about the release half a year on?
I'm still very proud of the album; I genuinely think it's a really interesting collection of songs. It's always hard to look back with any real perspective though.
I haven't listened to the whole thing in a while; sometimes you get so attached while you are making these things that you need to give yourself space from them before you can listen impartially again.
One of our highlights of the year was its release though. We are still so grateful for how well it was reviewed and how well it sold, all of us feel so lucky and fortunate.
What’s your album of the year?
'Pure Comedy' - Father John Misty / 'Bad Cop Bad Cop' - Warriors.
Where will Creeper be over Christmas? Home with your family?
Creeper will be scattered across the country with our families. We're away all year long, so it's nice to spend this time at home for once!
What presents will you get for your bandmates?
Dan - Cigarettes.
Ian - Butterfly knife.
Hannah - Hufflepuff scarf.
Ollie - Monkey mittens.
Sean - the missing Kiss picture discs he requires.
Do you have any favourite Christmas party games?
I don't really. I guess I like the one where you all get really drunk.
Do you have any resolutions for 2018?
My main one is to stay focused, not so much a resolution I know. There are just a lot of distractions everywhere at the moment; I find myself happiest when I'm focused on my projects.
Which big or buzzy bands do you think will make a comeback next year?
I'd like to see that Jawbreaker reunion find its way over to the UK. Good bands who will be big next year - HMLTD and Pale Waves.
If you could start a hot new trend for 2018, what would it be?
An audience who buys records and supports bands they love and respect, a band who abolishes their VIP meet and greets and treats their audience with respect.
Taken from the December/January issue of Dork, out now.