Sunday, 16 September 2012

CREATURES OF LOVE – SINGLE REVIEW

Creatures Of Love

Creatures Of Love – Vakkula

Release date: 24th September 2012 (free download)

Taken from the forthcoming Boy Crimes EP, ‘Vakkula’ is the latest single from London trio Creatures Of Love and it is quite an experience. Dark, menacing, tender, fragile and just a little bit unnerving, ‘Vakkula’ does nothing to suggest that Creatures Of Love are craving chart success or a guest spot on the Simon Cowell roadshow. Reznor-esque beats and chilling stabs of synth introduce the song before frontwoman Bonita’s soulful yet chilling vocals fill the sparse musical landscape with something approaching defiance. Lyrically, this song feels like the poetry of an over politicised goth with lines like “Feelings of nihlism leading them to something wrong. Death stew in a chain of bones. invert their cross on followers homes” creating a sense of foreboding without ever really suggesting why you should feel that way. Creatures Of Love create bold music that will probably be more appreciated in later years but for the time being if you’re looking for a darker shade of Massive Attack or some post-apocalyptic industrial electronica then I’d recommend getting your hands on a free download of this single and then shell out for the EP in October. It’ll make the morning commute all the more interesting if you immerse yourself in the music and get to your desk feeling like a cyborg sent from the future to subvert the political norms of the early 21st century. Try it, you might like it...


Live dates: October 25th – The Victoria,Dalston (EP Launch)

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