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.
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
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