‘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 and is available now to pre-order along with a free download of lead track ‘Spectrum’
INTERVIEW – YELLOW CREATURES
Chasing Tunes tracked down Paul from Yellow Creatures for a small chat about their fantastic new E.P
Your sound is very unique, how would you describe it ?
Futuristic alt-pop, interspersed with ambient synth and found sound textures and polyrhythmic drums
What is Spectrum about ?
Our single ‘Spectrum’ is about how the nature of relationships is affected by modern technologies, and how people see the world and themselves differently.
What are your top other acts of your lifetime ?
The three of us have different tastes in music but some artists that we all admire are David Bowie, Solange and Frank Ocean.
Who’s in the band and who plays what ?
We’re a three piece and in the past we’re stuck with the roles of Marc Bird playing guitar and lead vocals, Paul Gardner playing keyboard and synths and Joe Barton on bass. With this EP however the roles have blended and there have been complete freedom on who plays what.
Where can people stream your music on the www ?