Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Jorjee / Carlos / Daniel


Influences

Bloc Party, IDLES, Foals, Everything Everything, Smashing Pumpkins, Springsteen


Website

www.creotheband.com

Bio

CREO are gearing up for a big second half to 2020 with the release of their new single ‘Demon to Love’, reminding audiences why their brand of indie-rock n’ roll has earned them the stripes on their back they wear so proudly.

An ode to loving yourself, owning your individuality and writing your own story. Frontman, Jorjee Haman explains, “‘Demon to Love’ was written off the back of my daily struggle with today’s all too common comparison culture. Towards the end of last year I found myself constantly focusing what those around me were doing, and comparing myself to them. It’s almost unavoidable these days with social media - so I deleted all of it, focused on my own wins and it’s made me a much happier person. The song is a celebration of loving all of you, not just the parts that you want people to see. Life is hard enough, why make it harder?”.

After spending majority of 2019 bunkered down, working and refining their intricately textured but brazen brand of guitar driven hymns, the Sydney-based indie rockers started off 2020 strongly with the release of their last single "Juliet" (May, 2020). Off the back of its release the band scored Channel V’s DISCO[V]ER artist of the week, Video Of The Week on Tone Deaf and The Music as well as a tonne of support from national media stalwarts triple j / triple j unearthed, Pilerats, Forte, MTV Upload, not to mention international blogs and radio stations, Amazing Radio (UK), WHSN (USA), WXRY (USA), KROQ (USA), Analogue Trash (UK) and Indie Obsessive (USA).

As described by The Music, “World-class indie rock is what you can expect from Sydney-based outfit CREO”, this year alone the band have continued their impressive strike rate with streaming platforms having been added across a slew of Spotify playlists including Rock Out. (AUS), Fresh Finds: Rock (USA) and their tastemaker playlist Fresh Finds.

With a conscious effort to dial back the layers and highlight a more direct sound, 2020 has seen the band develop their brand of indie-rock without losing sight of their roots, and “Demon to Love” is no exception. “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.

Stay tuned for announcements on their upcoming EP due Q1 2021.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

CREO has become known for some pretty epic sounding tracks, at least in my books. But this one is all about the choppy, frenetic pace which turns this one into a proper party.

CREO has become known for some pretty epic sounding tracks, at least in my books. But this one is all about the choppy, frenetic pace which turns this one into a proper party.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

jumping around together and singing about the shitty times is feeling pretty good right now, thanks creo.

jumping around together and singing about the shitty times is feeling pretty good right now, thanks creo.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

03 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

I love the shine you've put on this - it's got that Empire of the Sun vibe, mixed with what DRH said with the glam power! Such a big tune

I love the shine you've put on this - it's got that Empire of the Sun vibe, mixed with what DRH said with the glam power! Such a big tune