The Creeping Ivies create a strong rock’n’roll influenced sound through their newly released EP, The Witch House, showcasing their talent and bringing this sound back to life in a modern way.
During the title track and opener, we are transported back to the late 60’s/early 70’s by it’s vintage sound; their rock’n’roll influence is clear as ever within this track, as it is much for the EP; from blues-like guitar rhythm to the vocals, which have a definite American twinge to them.
‘Only The Moon’ continues this style, built around simple, repetitive chords and prominent drums; it would be easy to believe it was not recorded recently as there are very few modern sounds contained within.
The Creeping Ivies have stripped back their instrument use to the bare minimum, helping create a strong and raw sound.
Closer ‘Bye Bye Baby’ is the strongest track on the EP, and while all the tracks here show the band’s ability to experiment with rock’n’roll, this track holds the best evidence of that, through the quick, sharp vocals and rhythmic guitar.
It is difficult to successfully bring a sound like this to a modern audience, however The Witch House shows that The Creeping Ivies can do it, and do it well.
Words: Orla Brady