The Creature Comfort Release New Single And Video

Creature Comfort WWWPCLThe Creature Comfort have released their first new material in four years in the shape of their new single, What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies). The single is now available for FREE download and the band have also given The Punk Site the exclusive release of the video that accompanies the song. What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) takes a well aimed swipe at the those responsible for the state of the world, and it’s delivered with The Creature Comfort‘s usual offbeat blend of punk, garage and psyche. The Punk Site review of What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) can be read here

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The Creature Comfort

What We Want (Power, Corruption & Lies)

Self Released

Rating: 4.5/5




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

The Creature Comfort Announce New Single And Release Show

Creature Comfort WWWPCLIlluminated psych rock band The Creature Comfort will release their new single, What We Want (Power Corruption & Lies), on Friday 15th December via all good digital retailers. This is The Creature Comfort‘s first single since their critically acclaimed 2013 debut album, it’s also the first glimpse of their new material, material carefully crafted over the past four years and kept under wraps until now. The Creature Comfort will also be playing a release show for the single at Manchester’s Night And Day Cafe on the 2nd December.

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The Creature Comfort Announce New Single & Launch Party

Creature Comfort Oct 17The Creature Comfort have announced they will release their first new material since 2013, their new single, What We Want (Power Corruption & Lies), will be released on Friday 1st December and will be available via all the usual digital platforms. The release is being celebrated at the official launch party on Saturday 2nd December, with The Creature Comfort headlining Manchester’s legendary Night & Day Cafe. You can order tickets for The Creature Comfort‘s Launch Party here

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Creature Comfort Gullivers 3rd June

The Creature Comfort / The Goa Express / Dreamherbs

Gullivers, Manchester, UK

3rd June 2017

Rating: 5/5




Creature Comfort BeesThe Creature Comfort, Manchester’s longest standing outsider psyche rockers, are playing Gullivers and have promised that they will be unveiling the songs that will form the core of their as yet untitled sophomore album. The Creature Comfort have been around almost as long as I’ve been attending punk and alternative shows, I first caught them supporting Crazyhead at the tail end of the eighties at the long lost Manchester International, so the chance to see them live showcasing new material is an opportunity that for the first time has kept me away from Manchester’s annual all day punk festival, North West Calling. Across the road from Gullivers the latest tribute to those that lost their lives on the 22nd May is taking shpae, far from causing fear and division the events of that day have united the city against hatred and terror in a positive way, and I can’t help but feel proud of the way my city has reacted.

Creature Comfort DreamherbsTonight the bands are punctuated by a play list curated by The Creature Comfort that encompasses everything that’s worth a damn in rock ‘n roll, garage and punk and this only adds to the feeling that tonight is going to be something special. First up tonight are London based Dreamherbs, as the name suggests they are from the psychedelic side of the street, they deliver the kind of charged psyche that channels Lemmy era Hawkwind and The 13th Floor Elevators, and makes you wish that you’d been born several decades earlier. Tonight’s psychedelic lighting only heightens the inherent mindwarping soundtrack that they deliver, and for me this London based trio channel an intense and lysergic tinged interpretation that owes as much to punk as it does to psychedelia. The no frills stripped down approach to their set means that the self indulgence that can accompany some psychedelia infused bands is not on the radar, this is the essence of the roots of punk rock and marks a stunning and intense opening to tonight’s show.

Creature Comfort Goa ExpressThe Goa Express are from a little closer to home, albeit from a far flung corner of Greater Manchester, despite being a member down as one of their number is at a festival in Barcelona they deliver an energetic set of psyche that is tainted with the raw spirit of garage punk coupled with the energetic essence of indie rock. Whilst the early part of their set owed more to the bands that populated the Pebbles and Rubble compilations, later in their set they launched into material that owed more to the first wave of punk than to its predecessors, and it seems even the further most outposts of Manchester are developing their own unique soundtrack, and the result is that I’m left wanting to hear a lot more from The Goa Express. Even though this is a band in the fledgling stages of their evolution they are clearly a band deserving of your attention, and one I’m going to make a point of catching live when they have a headline show to accompany the launch of the debut EP later this year.

Creature Comfort Gullivers June 1But the main event, and why everyone is here, is to hear what The Creature Comfort have in store for us with their eagerly anticipated new material. This was alleged to be Jose Luis Ortega‘s last concert with the band, but apparently this is not set in stone, and it appears the lead guitarist will thankfully remain a fixture of The Creature Comfort. From the off frontman Ben Le Jeune channels Iggy Pop and remains one of Manchester’s most idiosyncratic frontmen, their classic single, Sauce, arrives early in the set and it’s delivered with a raw punky quality that makes this crowd pleasing favourite sound even more vibrant than I’ve heard it delivered before. The Creature Comfort tonight sound like a band reborn, the new material coupled with the energised delivery of their back catalogue gives their set a vibrancy that I’ve not encountered before, and for a band I’ve seen a few times over the last few decades that is saying something.

Creature Comfort Gullivers June 4The Creature Comfort are a band who’s time is long overdue and on the basis of tonight’s show the recognition that Manchester’s perennial outsiders deserve cannot be far away. The Creature Comfort have been ploughing their own individual furrow since before most of their audience were conceived and for a band to be producing new material of this quality after all this time is a tribute to their determination and originality. For me tonight signifies that The Creature Comfort‘s time may be coming as the new songs that were previewed ahead of the release of their sophomore album don’t indicate a band that are treading water, instead it suggests a new vitality to their songwriting that after almost three decades is an achievement few manage. The material from their critically acclaimed debut album is received with rapture, and these underground stalwarts have, to my ears, never sounded better than they have tonight.

Creature Comfort Gullivers June 2They close with I Do Need You and as with everything tonight this song has never sounded better. If you aren’t familiar with The Creature Comfort then you need to rectify this as they are as much a part of Manchester’s musical heritage as the usual more well known suspects, but they’ve never compromised, and for me that is about as punk as it gets. Given that North West Calling, which is happening just across the city, features a number of headline bands trading on their former glories then I know that I’ve made the right decision tonight. The Creature Comfort are one of Manchester’s best hidden secrets and it’s no surprise that members of other Manchester luminaries, including Peter Hook And The Light, are present to bear witness to tonight’s triumphant set. The Creature Comfort remain a unique band that should finally be mentioned in Manchester’s musical folklore, it’s the least they deserve. 

Creature Comfort Gullivers June 3Dreamherbs Facebook page is here

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The Creature Comfort‘s website can be found here

You can download The Creature Comfort‘s debut album for free here

Live photography is by Rich Pictures and their Facebook page is located here

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The Creature Comfort Announce Live Showcase Of New Material

Creature Comfort Gullivers 3rd JuneManchester’s longest-standing outsider psych-rock band The Creature Comfort are set to unveil the new songs that will follow their debut album on Saturday June 3rd at Gullivers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The Creature Comfort will emerge from their recording studio in deepest Wales for a live unveiling of the new songs that will form the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 debut album, their last appearance at this venue was a raucous and sold-out affair so expect more of the same, special guest support is provided by The Goa Express and Dreamherbs.

The Creature Comfort have released a free download of their classic single Sauce here

Tickets for the  show at Gullivers can be purchased here

The Creature Comfort Announce First Live Shows Of 2017

Creature Comfort Adios PirataManchester’s outsider psyche rockers The Creature Comfort return to live shows after being locked away in deepest Wales for their next studio recordings, and they will be unveiling the new songs they’ve been working on for the past couple of years, as well as revisiting the material from their self titled debut album. The Creature Comfort will also be bidding hasta la vista to Spanish pirate guitarist Jose Ortega, who’s been a cornerstone of the band’s sound over the past four years, Jose’s final two shows will take place at the Heaven On Earth Festival in Manchester on the 22nd April and the Adios Pirata show at Gullivers in Manchester on the 3rd June.

Tickets for the Heaven On Earth Festival can be purchased here and the Adios Pirata show here

The Creature Comfort‘s website is located here