Impact by the Creases
Proud owners of the best hair in the Brisbane scene, bashful boys The Creases have been a local staple since the surprise success of their debut single I Won’t Wait in 2013. Having just been dubbed ‘Most Promising Male Songwriter’ at the QMAs, frontman Joe Agius has led the four piece into a new direction with their recent single, marking their transition from foppish quasi-goth shoegazers to stadium-pleasing Britpop party starters.
Impact fittingly starts with a bang, Joe’s vocals kicking in within the first second of the song, underscored by Aimon Clark’s warbling guitar line. From the jump, the Blur influence is clear, even the simple rhyme structure harkening back to that of Damon Albarn. After a few bars of the track’s hypnotic riff, Gabe Webster unleashes an all-out assault on the drums, hitting the kit harder than he ever has before. Holding the song together is Jarrod Mahon, who effortlessly takes the bass for a well-deserved walk – a novel treat in The Creases’ catalogue. After a tambourine-filled verse, the song commandeers the brass and strings of Primal Scream to build to a beers-in-the-air, belt-it-out chorus that will have Teneriffe hipsters and Manchester football hooligans alike singing along.
Trainspotting ending on a positive note.
Look out for:
Their upcoming East coast tour in promotion of the single
Photo credit: Savvy Creative