Familiar Creatures head out to further festival dates off the back of their self-titled debut EP release last month.
2nd – Hackney Wicked, Hackney Wick – London
3rd – Nozstock – Hereford
24th – Galtres – North Yorkshire
30th – Jamie Oliver’s Big Festival – Cotswolds
Check out the stunning aerial video for opening track ‘Timepiece’
About the band:
Familiar Creatures’ unique sound and atmosphere has landed them festival slots across the British Isles and has won them instant critical acclaim.
The band have just released their debut EP, but got together due to a beautiful twist of fate: “I’d just moved to London” the band’s lead singer Brian explains in trademark thick Irish accent, “I was coming home from work one day when I heard this gorgeous trumpet line spilling out of a building on my street. It was amazing. So I went straight up to the door and kept knocking until Jessie answered. And that was that.”
The pair didn’t waste any time and soon added drums, bass and lead guitar to the line-up. Familiar Creatures found plenty of common ground and inspiration in the music of Paul Simon and Dr John; traditional song-smiths like Leadbelly and Luke Kelly; as well as in indie groups like The Smiths. Brian says: “We all wanted to create something melodic, but unpredictable”.
Asked how she would describe Familiar Creatures’ sound, Jessie replies, “It’s too hard. What I can say is, that when you see us live, Dan and Arwyn on drums and bass are going to make you dance; Brian’s lyrics will get you thinking; and I’m going to do my best to get a beautiful trumpet fanfare stuck in your head.”
“When I heard the energy of this band, I knew they’d be on this week’s show…” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music.