The English alt-rock quintet Fragile Creatures are planning on diving in to the studio for a second LP reveal later in the year.
Unafraid to test new ideas – word arrives that the new album will be digging in to a slightly different tool-box – The Meaning Of Life – being a sample. On each occasion they have featured Fragile Creatures have compacted their sound and taken coil to tauter spring.
Akin to bouncing on a gymnasium trampoline rather than a back garden model – The Meaning Of Life sharply recoils each lull, which previously squatted to heels prior to rebounding, firing the straight legged bounce to higher reach, resultingly, more expansive in display yet tighter in recoil.
The English alt-rock quintet Fragile Creatures surfaced with a new track within the past couple of hours.
Monsters has a tauter grip on the reigns than their previous material in a song which launches itself across the room like a steel ball in a bagatelle table.
The listener becomes captivated in the opening unbending dampened guitar strings as a slowly surfacing analogue synth provides a warmth and depth as though interwoven with the guitar. As the track develops the more slackly strung second guitar combines with the electronics giving the piece an intriguing process of evolution whilst a drum-kit with skins held fast enough to break one of the wrist or stick if hammered harder maintains the sharpness of delivery and bass stays as a weighing anchor – easy to miss – though intrinsic to the tad under three and a sixth minutes song.
On the basis of the development of composition arrangement over the past nine months – I look forward with eagerness to what comes next.
Adam Kidd (Vocals / Guitar), Aaron Neville (Keyboards / Vocals), Tom Alty (Guitar / Vocals), James Crump (Drums) and Adam Whittles (Bass) from Brighton in England form the melodic-rock band Fragile Creatures.
A quintet who are able to take the listener on a wide journey of discovery, Fragile Creatures combine threads of influence, to deliver a sound which undulates from compression to extension much like the suspension system on a car travelling along the road and like the passenger who sits relaxed inside, they are equally adept at, ironing out the bumps in the road.
Whilst Fragile Creatures ever retain a glossy-sheen to the finish, there is never a sense that it is music to meet a market, rather material with which they have a personal connection, which happenstances to be buffered and polished.
Not something I would add to my ‘every-day playlist’, Fragile Creatures take a firm grip in the ‘relaxed evening collection’ as they are able to provide music that can form a core focus captivating attention, or, equally lay as a back-drop to a quiet burble of conversation with a soundtrack that remains in earshot.