Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Jorjee / Carlos / Daniel


Influences

Bloc Party, IDLES, Foals, Everything Everything, Kasabian


Website

www.creotheband.com

Bio

CREO are no strangers to the slog, they have proudly built a reputation for being one of Australia’s most honest, passionate, and hardworking bands since their inception in 2014.

After spending the last twelve months bunkered down, working and refining their intricately textured but brazen brand of guitar driven songs, the Sydney-based indie rockers have turned a new leaf and are gearing up for a busy 2020.

‘Juliet’ is the first taste of the band’s new material since their critically acclaimed 2018 sophomore EP ‘In the Red’. The track is a “discussion of what our beloved hometown (Sydney) has become over the last 5 years. It’s not a protest piece because we’re not really that sort of band but more so a personal reflection of the state of the current nightlife and vibe of the city. Some of our favourite places growing up have lost their pulse and we’ve felt somewhat helpless watching it all slowly decline into a corporate wasteland”, explains frontman, Jorjee Haman.

With a conscious effort to dial back the layers and highlight a more direct sound, ‘Juliet’ sees the band develop their brand of indie-rock without losing sight of their roots. “There is a real sense of directness to these new songs. We worked tirelessly with our producer Nathan (Nathan Sheehy) up to all hours of many nights to make sure the music had clarity and every part and layer had a purpose. I think previously we’d throw a lot at the song for the sake of being creative and sometimes it was a little distracting. This time we really listened to what the songs needed musically and rid the barriers we set on ourselves - if the song needed a synth, we didn’t try to replicate it with a guitar - we just used a synth,” says Haman.

As described by The Music, “World-class indie rock is what you can expect from Sydney-based outfit CREO”, the band’s 2018 ‘In the Red’ EP was embraced locally by key tastemakers triple j, double j, FBi, 3RRR, RTR, 4ZZZ, not to mention international blogs, Indie Obsessive (USA), The Daily Listening (USA) and The Revue (CAN).

Off the back of its release (In the Red EP), and their compelling live show, the band signed with renown international booking agency, United Talent Agency and saw the Sydney outfit traverse the countryside selling out headline tours up and down the East Coast.

Although it’s been a short while between drinks, CREO are finally back in 2020 to remind audiences why their brand of indie-rock n’ roll has earned them the stripes on their back they wear so proudly.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 May 2020

Triple J
40

Don't think CREO can make a song that's not epic in scale and energy. Just doesn't seem possible! There's a little glam power thrown into the strong brew here.

Don't think CREO can make a song that's not epic in scale and energy. Just doesn't seem possible! There's a little glam power thrown into the strong brew here.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 May 2020

Triple J
40

that chorus is a bull in a china shop level energy, it just bursts through the door out of nowhere and causes chaos.

that chorus is a bull in a china shop level energy, it just bursts through the door out of nowhere and causes chaos.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

23 Nov 2018

Triple J
35

The hugeness of this track struck me first. But it's the melodies that have stuck with me.

The hugeness of this track struck me first. But it's the melodies that have stuck with me.