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Peep Show Sure are Glam

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments

I first heard the Scotland-based band Peep Show on Glamnation Vol. 3 (and yes, I owe Metal Express Radio a review of that disc. I'm getting there!) and I was instantly impressed.

Peep Show sound like a mix of early Motley Crue and later W.A.S.P. The sound is melodic with an edge and it's all good.

So, just who the hell is in Peep Show? Johnny Gunn (vocals), Rusty Gill (guitar). Kenni Black (bass) and Charlie DeVille (drums). I haven't spoken with the band, but I'm sure these are Glam stage names. I also have to wonder if Charlie is a big fan of Poison? I digress.

The band has a self-released album called Out for Blood. I don't have a copy or I would have reviewed it by now. From what I can tell on the official Peep Show Myspace page, the songs are quite promising. Of the few selections, I really enjoy "Turn It Up" and "I Want You."

My friend Joe says he's heard rumblings that Johnny Gunn could be in chats with Crashdiet. You might recall Olliver Twisted just parted ways with the Swedish band. I must admit Johnny Gunn sounds a lot like Dave Lepard, the late original singer of Crashdiet. Perhaps I should dig around and investigate that a bit more, eh? (Martin Sweet and Peter London of Crashdiet apparently helped with Out for Blood).

Peep Show is just another example of how the current state of the music industry is in the toilet. The quartet is pretty talented, have good songs and are attractive - which does help sell albums. Yet, Peep Show remain unsigned. I'm not sure how much longer a lot of these new Glam bands can last without some form of sustainable income. At the end of the day, baby gotta eat.

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Here's Peep Show live



Photo credit: Monkeytwizzle Photography

Reader Comments (10)

The music is pretty good, the singing I don't care for. It's true that they have a raunchy sound resembling the "Too Fast For Love" and "Shout At The Devil", but until they get some decent vocals and lyrics, I don't see them having a big break. But then again, what good Glam band does these days?
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael H.
Allyson i am glad you have mentioned Peep show - being Scottish myself i have a liking for them - i have seen them live on 2 occassions with Drugdealer chearleader so far and each time they were amazing.

I do hope they 'make it'.
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Hey Allyson. Been into Peep Show a long time, got an album review of them over at www.rockhospital.com

Also have arranged to interview the bassist sometime.

In reference to the rumors you have heard. Johnny Gunn was in talks the original time they were looking for a singer, infact if you can find it (i used to have it) there is a demo of Falling Rain around with him on vocals.

He wont be joining CRASHDIET this time around, but they are friends and i think they do help each other out.

Hope that helps, incase you dont check out my review, The album is great.
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrlee
Good article Allyson. I think Peep Show are a pretty good band. I like the guitar sound, but the vocals take a little getting used to...
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Hey girl, I´m in love with your site. Thanks a bunch! I came here every dayyyyyyyyy!

I Love Peep Show and I love Crashdiet more than anything (*-* i saw them live!), so if they´re gunna play 2gter I´m full of happiness!!!!! xD

I wish i could buy more glam/glitter cds here in my country (brazil)...

I have to ask u this: Please do a review for triple x? myspace/xxxsweden plixx! I wish i could know more about them too!
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter//Joss®
A lot of times being "signed" doesn't necessarily mean the band will be making a lot, if any money. Doing things DIY up to a point can be a lot more profitable in the climate of today's music industry.

Just something to keep in mind.
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkrissi
Pretty cool tunes; not perfect, but a good start. Been trying to get new CD's in this style lately, anyone figure out how/where to buy this disc? Unless I'm totally missing it I can't find a way to buy an actual CD, and would prefer that to downloading (officially, or otherwise).

The worst thing about the neo-glam/sleaze scene is that since most bands seem to be Euro, CD's are pretty expensive. Finally got my hands on the US release of Gypsy Pistoleros yesterday, after spending over a year listening to the tunes on their website & myspace, because I don't typically like spending over $20 on a disc.
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Been a fan of Peep Show for a while now. They are awesome. Great blog/artical thing!
July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLayne
Hey folks.
Thought i'd help ya out here.
Johnny's not joining crashdiet, but he is involved with them and we do speak with each other occasionally.
Cd is avaliable from our myspace.

thanks for mentioning us.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKennii
Just saw Peep Show supporting CrashDiet in London last week. They were excellent. Much better than this vid! Big choruses, catchy tunes. Can't wait to see them again!
October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules C

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