August 30, 2017 |

Creature take on the A-Z challenge!

Creature take on the A-Z challenge!

August 30, 2017 |



Newcastle grunge rockers Creature put out their new single Bored back in June. We asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge to find out what goes on in the world of Creatures...

A song that made you want to make music?

One song? Hearing Bohemian Rhapsody was probably the first time I can remember the urge to make music but I probably couldn’t play guitar or anything then. I remember being heavily into Queen when I got my first guitar, I was 8 or 9.

Best rider you've had?

Rider? We're lucky if we get a free drink. Although Luke at Sound Inc where we practice always has green tea ready for us getting in.

Craziest moment you've experienced in the band?

We haven't really been around long enough to have too many crazy stories but we did shoot the video for 'Bored' in a shipping container, that was pretty fun. I didn't bring earplugs and Adam's kit inside the container has definitely had a lasting affect on my hearing.

It was also in a public storage place so we had people coming to dump all of their crap off in containers probably wondering why we only knew one song.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

I wouldn’t say its particularly deep, but I really like the ‘am I loosing’ line in Princess. One of those things that kind of got written down in a hurry then became meaningful later.

Easiest song you wrote?

We have a song that we refer to as ‘generic grunge song' that has the same 4 chords throughout. It has quiet verses and loud choruses. The structure is like, verse, chorus, verse, chorus and the lyrics are pretty cliche but that's kind of the point. It's really fun to play.

Favourite song in your set?

Usually whatever song is the newest. At the moment it's this one that's untitled and I'm kind of just bluffing lyrics when we do it. It’s pretty heavy and strenuous. We ended our set with it the other day and it almost killed us.

Guest you'd most like to feature on one of your records?

There’s so many. I love The Pretty Reckless right now so Taylor Momsen.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Being inactive. It's great as long as there's lots going on, but as soon as it gets quiet and the monotony of everyday life sets in...thankfully, we've been pretty active since we kicked things off and it feels like we're building momentum all the time.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Crammond has a really big dog called Crash Bang and he wins loads of shows. Apparently he’s going to Crufts.

Jokes you have in the band?

"Does this sound too much like Nirvana?”

Key to writing a song?

There is no key. If there was it would be different for everyone. I still don't really know what does it for us. Sometimes we can write songs all day and other times it's really hard and feels forced. I think as long as we don't over think it writing flows naturally.

Longest distance you've traveled to play a show?

We went to Workington once. We drove from the sea until we got to the sea again on the other side. Then we played with a band who had come from Canada and it suddenly didn’t seem so far.