Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Alt J, The Black Keys, The Strokes


band members

Jacqui Lumsden Cameron Graham Larni Pearce Jason Mercieca Jack Stevens


Influences

Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra , The Smiths, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys


Unearthed artists we like

Rachel Caddy, Tuva Finserås, Didirri


Website

Bio

What do you get when you take five ambitious and manic musicians from far-flung suburbs and country towns and lock them in an inner-city Melbourne rehearsal room? You get Creature Fear– a compelling mix of 60’s garage rock and modern atmospherics rolled into a full-bore, shoes-off sound that can still whisper sweet nothings in your ear.

Renowned for their theatrical, leg-spasming live show which brings back the exciting energy of a 60’s rock n roll crowd wanting to dance the night away, Creature Fear blend the manic old time fun and excitement with the sleekness of modern day music to perfection. It’s a recipe that Triple J has described as “curious greatness,” as well as being coined as one of the undiscovered “hidden gems” in the Melbourne Music Scene today.

2019 proved to be a breakout year for the band, having shared the stage with major acts including Ball Park Music, a run of tour dates with Kingswood, supporting heavy hitters; Boo Seeka, The Delta Riggs & Tired Lion as well as selling out headline shows for the launch of singles “Baby Love Me” & breakthrough gem, “Makeup.” This success led to further milestones in Creature Fear’s history to date which included festival appearances at New Year’s Eve on the Hill 2019, Beyond the Valley Festival 2019 & St Kilda Fest in the summer of 2020.

Showing no signs of slowing down, the band are set to kick 2020 off in style with brand new hip-shaker “Barely Alive” schedule for an April release. Creature Fear brings their signature brand of bright rock in this righteous and confident belter. A staple in their live show, and an out and out fan favourite, “Barely Alive” is positioned to continue where previous single “Makeup” left off – a bright, colourful & irresistibly danceable bop which perfectly encapsulates the bands on-stage liveliness into a radio-friendly ball of energy.

With big aspirations, huge plans and no signs of slowing down, be prepared for 2020 to be the year of Creature Fear.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

27 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

it's got swagger and vibrancy by the truckload and kept me hooked from go to whoa.

it's got swagger and vibrancy by the truckload and kept me hooked from go to whoa.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

02 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

Creature Fear like you've never heard them before. This is such a new sound from you all and it's solid. It feels more defined and in the best direction. It just feels right. Capturing that epic fun side to all of you too. Big vibe.

Creature Fear like you've never heard them before. This is such a new sound from you all and it's solid. It feels more defined and in the best direction. It just feels right. Capturing that epic fun side to all of you too. Big vibe.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Sep 2019

Triple J
45

my fave of your releases so far. it grabs you immediately and the vice grip doesn't let go. what a fun ride.

my fave of your releases so far. it grabs you immediately and the vice grip doesn't let go. what a fun ride.