The Creature Appeal – You Shouldn’t, But I Know You Probably Will (Review)

Local indie band, The Creature Appeal,ย from Birmingham released their debut EP in October 2018 which has already had quite a lot of streams on Spotify as well as their debut single having over 6,000 streams alone. They’ve been played on BBC Introducing a fair few times too. Implying that they hope to release new tunes quite soon, Iโ€™m interested to see where the band lead too. Indie bands are prominent at the moment which Iโ€™ve already exclaimed in a previous review post.ย 

“Nine” begins with a vibrant melody on guitar that soothes our ears for the EP ahead. The song may be situated within an indie genre as the vocals seem very Liam Fray (The Courteeners) & Van McCann (Catfish & the Bottlemen) but the production of this track feels a bit too bright and in your face to be an indie rock track. It feels a bit more pop-punk orientated. Reaching just after the half way mark, it takes us into a half time groove that really fits the song nicely. Indicating this breakdown means that something big is going to happen, in this songs case; the last chorus (pioneering part of almost every song structure). A full, full of wit track.

A far heavier approach to their songwriting, the riff sounds like a tone that Queens of the Stone Age would play. โ€œWhere Will I Find You Tonight?โ€ is a track that symbolises the bandโ€™s effort to not just stick a few songs together to make an EP. “We took inspiration from things we had in our everyday lives: heartache, bus rides and nights out. We tried to make these themes consistent throughoutย theย EP to tell a short story about a failing relationship as we wantedย theย project to be more than just a collection of tracksโ€. This song is a lot different to the first track and a stand-out one in their discography. Including a fun sample of โ€œYou Heard What I Saidโ€, the song keeps you entertained all the time.

โ€œI Need to Knowโ€ has a lovely production and the instruments blend together to create a warm, secure environment for the insecurity of the track. Saying that, it feels that the vocals donโ€™t dynamically shift and it feels a bit repetitive after a while. I really like how the bass is doing anything that it wants, itโ€™s free but still melodic. Only thing missing is a memorable hook-line that you will never want to get out your head. โ€œCircular Sunglassesโ€ is a hip, down with the kids kind of track. A tune that fans will be screaming out to the play when youโ€™re playing live. The 4 piece band say they draw influences from the late Viola Beach, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to list a few. Theyโ€™re currently unsigned and are currently gigging promoting their latest release. As a whole, the EP is original and filled with versatility. You get to hear the boys rock out a bit, then chill us out with some easy listening melodies.ย 

Favourite Tracks: Nine, Where Will I Find You Tonight, Circular Sunglasses

Score: 7/10

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