‘Spectrum’ is the third EP from Newcastle based Yellow Creatures.
It follows their 2014 release ‘The Year of Everything & Nothing’ EP, which saw the band being selected to play the BBC 6 Music Festival in 2015 where they were introduced by Tom Robinson.
Yellow Creatures influences range from current pop and alternative artists such as Tame Impala, Solange and Radiohead to the 1960s Musique Concrete of Delia Derbyshire.
After exploring a more synth-driven direction on their 2015 track ‘Calendar Man’ which was included in The Tipping Point blog and received airplay on BBC Introducing, Spectrum’ is the most developed and experimental record Yellow Creatures have released to date.
The seven songs are a collage of found sounds and pop melodies incorporating field recordings, electronic beats, swelling synths and polyrhythmic drums.
Lyrically ‘Spectrum’ is dreamy and pensive with frontman Marc Bird exploring themes both personal and universal.
‘Last Census’ is a frenzied pulsating prophecy of what life might be like after the last-ever census on Earth while ‘Pressing Buttons’ is a shimmering, euphoric ode to how modern technology affects our personal relationships.
The EP will be available to download from yellowcreatures.bandcamp.com on 27th February 2017 and is available now to pre-order along with a free download of lead track ‘Spectrum’
What’s the last live gig that you went to ?
A great songwriter from Glasgow called C Duncan
What other acts in music do you listen to a lot ?
Frank Ocean, Solange,
Do you have any celebrity crushes ?
Annie Clark of St Vincent
What’s your favourite colour ?
Yellow ( I could have guessed that – Editor )
What’s your favourite juicy food ?
We love the food from our local Malaysian restaurant, but we definitely don’t stay healthy when we’re recording !
What makes your music unique ?
The use of found sounds in a popular music context.
Where can our readers find you online ?