Single Review: 'So Far' by Creature
Local noise makers Creature released their new single ‘So Far’, an upbeat and high tempo piece of dirty, angry rock filled with riffs and chanting vocals that make you feel like you must scream along at all costs.
Creature are a trio from the North East who are influenced by different genres to make an eclectic mix of grunge, noise and alt-rock.
As such, fans of Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters will be content with the release of ‘So Far’ as the vocals in the first two couplets resemble the way Josh Homme utilizes his voice.
The band seems to take inspiration from artists such as those mentioned above, plus the likes of Royal Blood, and use those influences to create their own sound and form it into a weirdly catchy and contagious alternative sing-along.
Creature are a regular feature on Spotlight as their music is consistently good, and they are functioning as the forefront of the local grunge and DIY music scene.
In their own words, Creature described the single as being: “built around a backbone of a solid riff, driving verses of drums and bass, vocals that build over the course of the song, and leading up to an explosive ending. Style would solidly sit in the world of grunge, often garnering comparisons to Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Deftones”.
In an interview the band did last year, they mentioned ‘It’s Free’ being the favourite song from their own material but also “whatever one is the newest”.
That last bit is possibly what sums up Creature best, as every piece of new music they release is better than the one before.
Their music is just as meticulous as their lyrics, and this offering showcases this fact as one of the band’s many talents.
The band will be supporting Dunes at their album launch on the 7th of September at Nemix, Newcastle and are also supporting one of their favourite bands Fangclub on the 6th of October at Riverside.
It is said that their live shows are even better than their recorded music, so make sure to experience it for yourself.
Words: Laura Rosierse
Photography: Shutter Productions