The English dream-rock band Yellow Creatures released the LP Spectrum on the 27th of February.
Yellow Creatures – Spectrum – artwork
The last of the seven tracks on the album (available on bandcamp) – Pressing Buttons – slowly eases its way out of the speakers and fills the room with a quiet, gentle, haze while the listener can feel their heart-rate slowing and stresses easing.
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.