What We Want (Power, Corruption & Lies)Self Released
By AJ Phink
The Creature Comfort have been outsiders on the Manchester scene for almost three decades, in the middle of that time there was a long break where the band was on hiatus prior to their triumphant return in 2013, a return that saw a reenergised incarnation of the band release a critically acclaimed self titled debut full length that came with an infectious lead single, Sauce. The new single is the first taste of what’s to come from the band, and for those who have been following the band the release of What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) will be a more than welcome early Christmas present.
What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) is exactly what you would expect from The Creature Comfort, but only in the way that that they have taken influences from across the spectrum and created something that is entirely their own. The single takes the groove of soul, but on the chorus their punk sensibility kicks into gear and lifts the song before it settles back into it’s rhythm. The whole package is overlaid with a ragged garage mentality and psyche flair, and when you add all these ingredients together the result is a memorable release from a band that deserve greater recognition than they’ve received, and this just might be the single to change that.
The single I was sent contains a radio edit of What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies), but as is typical with these things it strips some essential elements away from the song, the full version that is contained on the single is the one that you’ll want to add to your playlist. The Creature Comfort are a band that will always do their own thing regardless of passing trends, and for me this it was makes them such a hidden gem in Manchester’s musical heritage, and their latest release indicates that it’s high time that their flawed charms were exposed. What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) is released tomorrow, December 15th, and will be available via all major digital services.
The Creature Comfort‘s website can be found here