The Creature Comfort are an illuminated psych-rock band from Manchester who bring a darkly surreal vision and a captivating live experience. Sonically, they approach the sounds of The Limiñanas, White Denim, Grinderman, MC5, The Hives. Louder Than War have proclaimed “they should be held in the same high esteem as Joy Division, Stone Roses, Oasis”.
Since their self-titled debut album in 2013 they have received support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio London, Radio X. They’ve gained enthusiastic praise from fellow artists as diverse as Badly Drawn Boy, The Blinders and The Sonics while playing regular live concerts including a headline slot at Head For The Hills festival.
Their second album “Everything Is Hidden” has just been released via Missing Door / AWAL. Recorded and mixed at Blueprint Studios (Elbow, Johnny Marr) it has been described by The Punk Site as "fiercely intense and incredibly catchy – an album that wants you to have a good time, to get out there and dance about". It features a number of singles including “Alone By Your Side” which Sounds Good estimated as “one of the songs of the year”.
The Creature Comfort revolves around founder, lyricist and frontman Ben Le Jeune who has attracted some of Manchester’s finest musicians to the line-up, which currently features guitarists Steve Jones (Metal Monkey Machine) and Paul Hesketh (Loka, The Reveres), Bradley Ingham on bass and Jon Needham on drums.
In a previous incarnation, they held their own on stage against legends like Gun Club and Mudhoney, sold more gig tickets than REM, been the protégés of music svengali Gareth Evans (manager of The Stone Roses) and released an acclaimed cover of The Temptations classic ‘(I Know I’m) Losing You’ on Imaginary Records.
This summer The Creature Comfort are at Blueprint Studios with producer Tim Thomas (Paul Heaton) to record a new batch of songs written during the pandemic and which will form the backbone to the third album.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE CREATURE COMFORT
“Fast, glorious, chaotic” - God Is In The TV
“Druggy, weird and a gas” – Vibrations Magazine
“Should be held in the same high esteem as Joy Division, Stone Roses, Oasis” - Louder Than War
“Fiery rock’n’roll, beautifully perky and loaded as always” - Indie For Bunnies
“One of the catchiest songs of the year” - Sounds Good
“One of the best live bands I’ve seen in years. Brilliant energy and great, interesting songs “ – Badly Drawn Boy
“Electrifying – made me want to jump on stage!” - The Blinders (Tom)