Brighton four-piece Electric Creatures met at university, where they bonded over a shared interest in the grunge scene of the 90’s. Fast forward to now, and the band are gearing up to release their debut EP — Electric La La Land. While the name may be off-putting for those music fans with a more… fragile masculinity, the record itself proves tenfold that Electric Creatures are on the road to victory.
‘Money‘ kicks things off, featuring some powerful high-energy guitar riffs and an ever so catchy melody throughout. Lead singer and guitarist James Hall is excellent in his delivery, possessing the kind of dramatic flair that most aspiring frontmen could only dream about.
The grunge influence is apparent throughout this record, but tracks like ‘Get Up‘ prove that Fine Creatures draw inspiration from a variety of genres. The huge chorus is almost of a pop nature, and the whole song in general just screams alternative rock. You Me At Six actually comes to mind easily on this one.
The EP continues on unapologetically, with ‘Settle Down‘, that features a punchy, mid-tempo bassline that carries the song, then on to ‘Panthers‘. A single release, this one has been called, “a summer anthem that will seduce you with its inviting, and winding melodies, drawing you into the rocks like a Siren’s call”. That much, we can certainly attest to.
Coming to an end with ‘Birthday Cake‘, Electric La La Land is undoubtedly the perfect introduction to Fine Creatures. They’ve hit the ball out of the park with this one, presenting a debut that… doesn’t sound like a debut. There are bands out there on their seventh release who can’t pull off this kind of professionalism, demonstrating that these guys are ones to watch.