Fragile Creatures

Fragile Creatures

 Brighton, England, GBR
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The mighty Fragile Creatures are one of those rare beasts: a commercially viable proper guitar band. Their debut album ...And Other Wild Things takes you on a musical and lyrical journey, documenting post-millenial life in the UK. Covering themes as diverse as life, death, drugs, sex, dementia, armageddon and Alan Turing whilst delivering their music wrapped up in the warming textures and tones of harmless rock'n'roll, in all it’s multifarious glories.

Biography

Fragile Creatures seem fully evolved and adaptable to any dangerous environment on their début LP, ...And Other Wild Things, which is versatile and slick and often bares its fangs.” THE VERSE

Introducing Fragile Creatures with their new single 'Ready To Go' taken from their début album ...And Other Wild Things available on vinyl and digital download now via Brightonsfinest Presents, the recently launched label from Brightonsfinest.com (the online music publication).

The mighty Fragile Creatures are one of those rare beasts: a commercially viable proper guitar band. Their debut album ...And Other Wild Things takes you on a musical and lyrical journey, documenting post-millenial life in the UK. Covering themes as diverse as life, death, drugs, sex, dementia, armageddon and Alan Turing whilst delivering their music wrapped up in the warming textures and tones of harmless rock'n'roll, in all it’s multifarious glories. In a time when the call for the reinvention of guitar music is a daily occurrence, it is refreshing to hear a band who, whilst standing on the shoulders of their heroes, are forging ahead, dreaming of the future and creating beautifully crafted songs that will lodge themselves in your head and move you to the dance-floor.

'Ready To Go' is an up-beat foot-stomper, with hints of ska and rock-a-billy, dealing with the frustrations of the creative process: two-steps forward, two-steps back, chasing a constantly shifting horizon. The band are currently working on a music video to coincide with the August release, that will reference classic training montages from films like Rocky and School Of Rock. They plan to build on the success of lead single 'Stowaways', accompanied by a DIY UFO video, the track gained tens of thousands of plays on Soundcloud and was picked up by Tom Robinson's 6Music Mixtape and the local BBC Introducing Show in Brighton.

Main-man Adam Kidd's musical journey began when, in his own words “Brit-Pop came along, a genre that seems so contrived in retrospect, but it certainly awoke the musical muse in me”. Tired of playing in bands he described as “complexity for complexity's sake” Adam returned to his roots and began re-listening to the albums that inspired him as a teenager; Blur's Modern Life Is Rubbish, The Bends and OK Computer by Radiohead, Elliott Smith's Figure 8 and XO, as well as Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True and The Beatles Abbey Road. ...And Other Wild Things was recorded in Brighton and Bath and produced by Stuart Bruce (Band Aid, Duran Duran, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Art Garfunkel, Yes, Van Morrison). Of working with Stuart Adam says, “we would have long late night phone calls talking about musical direction and influence – he drew comparison to the writing of groups like 10CC – which led to me listening to them a lot during album rehearsals”.

Fragile Creatures have developed a reputation locally for being an incendiary live band, and plan to spend the rest of the year taking that show further afield. They have a series of gigs lined up throughout July supporting Swedish Alternative Pop quartet Everywhere. They supported Brit-Pop legends Space earlier in the Spring and appeared at Brightonsfinest's popular Alternative Escape showcase as part of 2016's Great Escape Festival. In April their song 'Fragile Creatures' was included in Brightonsfinest's sell-out Record Store Day compilation, along-side acts like Royal Blood, Gaz Coombes, Bat For Lashes and British Sea Power. The band will have an opportunity to play at key cities around the UK in the Autumn as part of a tour to support Brightonsfinest second compilation, which 'Ready To Go' will appear on. The band are also planning some dates of their own to follow this up, in support of a planned deluxe CD release of the album, including songs from their discontinued debut EP.

Lyrics

Ready To Go

Written By: Adam Kidd

Ready To Go

Are we having a power cut?
Are your lights still on? (Are your lights still on?)
Let’s head to the power station
Find out what’s really going on (I'd like to know)

Keep watching the horizon but it don’t come
Keep holding back the idle tears of want
They say you’re not ready to go

Tearing your heart right out
They just say we’ll let you know (We'll let you know)
And was it an accident?
The way they served you up whole (They served you whole)

Keep watching the horizon but it don’t come
Keep holding back the idle tears of want
They say you’re not ready to go

Credits
Taken from ...And Other Wild Things the debut album from Fragile Creatures coming soon on BrightonsFinest Presents
Written by Adam Kidd & Fragile Creatures
Produced by Stuart Bruce
Mastered by Ed Woods Mastering

© Fragile Creatures 2016
℗ Brightonsfinest Presents 2016

Stowaways

Written By: Adam Kidd

Stowaways
There'll be a light outside
My window one day
And if they've come to take me away
I'll ask them to find some space
So the two of us can stow aboard
And leave for a better place

It's getting hard to bear
You're reading it every day
Everybody's talking about the end of the world
Just like it's yesterday's news
And there's nothing we can do about it at all
So we run away

And we will stow away upon the first ship out of here
We'll float into outer space, yeah we'll disappear
And the world seems very small now from the window
Of this vessel and we don't know where they're taking us

You're having second thoughts
I can read it in your eyes
Don't be fooled by the government
When they buy another landslide victory
All they want to do is bleed the planet dry
And the rich ones will survive
Surprise, surprise

And we will stow away upon the first ship out of here
We'll float into outer space, yeah we'll disappear
And the world seems very small now from the window
Of this vessel and we don't know where they're taking us at all

And we will stow away upon the first ship out of here
We'll float into outer space, yeah we'll disappear
And the world seems very small now from the window
Of this vessel and we don't know where they're taking us at all

Credits
Taken from ...And Other Wild Things the debut album from Fragile Creatures Out Now on vinyl and digital from Brightonsfinest Presents

Adam Kidd - vocals, guitar
Aaron Neville - keyboards, vocals
Tom Alty - guitar, vocals
James Crump - drums
Adam Whittles - bass guitar

Heather Urquhart - backing vocals

Written by Adam Kidd & Fragile Creatures
Production/additional recording/mix by Ru Garvey
Original recording engineered by Andy Lyden and Antoine Selle
Mastered by Ed Woods Mastering
℗Brightonsfinest Presents 2015
©Fragile Creatures 2015

Discography

Ready To Go - single - digital - August 19th 2016
Stowaways - single - digital - May 20th 2016
Fragile Creatures ....And Other Wild Things - Album - digital/vinyl - March 18th 2016
Fragile Creatures - EP - digital - August 31st 2014/discontinued
Dear Michael - single - digital - June 2012/discontinued
She Makes Me Nervous - single - digital - June 2012/discontinued

Set List

30 mins:

1. Into The Night
2. Leave It Alone
3. The Chemicals
4. Mess We're In
5. Stowaways
6. You Don't Get It
7. Ready To Go

45mins:

1. Into The Night
2. Leave It Alone
3. The Chemicals
4. One Bit At A Time
5. Mess We're In
6. Poison Apple
7. Stowaways
8. Body In The Boot
9. You Don't Get It
10. Ready To Go