Marc Bird (Guitar / Vocals), Paul Gardner (Keyboards), Martin Jacobs (Drums) and Joe Barton (Bass) from Newcastle Upon Tyne in England form the alt-electro-rock band Yellow Creatures.
Formed a couple of years ago with a clutch of DEVOesque releases behind them Yellow Creatures are set to release a new two track single on the 7th of September, which finds them in a slightly different space with a more psychedelic tincture. The music delivered at a more tempered pace, whilst retaining the sharp clefts of phrase edge, which gives the music its underlying energy.
Yellow Creatures deliver a sound which is highly infectious with the unceasing beats that find the heart resetting to pulse in time, whilst the dreamy-smoky electronics allow the mind to wander into the moments of sound. Guitar picks out elements to highlight as a foreshortened vocal gives the material the sense of panic which keeps the audience fixated on the activity.
Straying back through the catalogue of releases enables to listener to gain a better grasp of influences from the maniacal joy of Captain Beefheart to the era of electro new-wave and Yellow Creatures are able to bring these disparate elements together in a fresh formulation.
Most certainly a quartet to get to know, I look forward to hearing more by Yellow Creatures over the coming years.
Calendar Man / The Box will be made available on bandcamp.
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