“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)
The Creature Comfort are a modern psych-rock band formed in Manchester around frontman Ben Le Jeune and his darkly surreal lyrical vision. Sonically, they approach the sounds of Limiñanas, White Denim, Grinderman, MC5, The Hives.
Since 2013 the band has regularly appeared live in concerts and at festivals including a headline slot at Head For The Hills, and gained radio play including BBC Radio 6 Music (Tom Robinson), BBC Radio London (Gary Crowley), XFM / Radio X (John Kennedy), Amazing Radio (Jim Gellatly).
Their performances have elicited strong reactions from some of the bands they’ve shared stages with, such as Blinders (“electrifying!”), Evil Blizzard (“intense!”), Badly Drawn Boy (“brilliant energy, great songs!”) and US garage rock legends The Sonics (“outstanding rock’n’roll!”).
Previously, they have held their own on stage against the likes of Gun Club and Mudhoney, 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.
The band now has a new line-up, after Le Jeune hooked up with guitarist friend Steve Jones from Metal Monkey Machine and with Blueprint Studios drummer Christian Payne. The revamp was then completed in 2015 with the arrival of dashing mustachio’d bassist Brad Ingham, and Jose Ortega (Termofrigidus) bringing Hispanic piratical punk influence on second guitar.
From 2016 onwards the band was releasing a series of singles, starting with ‘What We Want’ and ‘Alone By Your Side’ (described by Sounds Good as “one of the songs of the year”).
In 2017 The Creature Comfort went to the bucolic setting of Giant Wafer studios in Wales to record their second album ‘Everything Is Hidden’, at the end of which the audio tracks were brought back to Manchester for mixing by Tim Thomas (Jacqui Abbott / Paul Heaton) at Elbow’s home, Blueprint Studios.
In the lead up to the album release, more singles have been put out via Missing Door / AWAL: the grooving soul punk of ‘Life’s A Crime’ (2019), road trip anthem ‘Highway 7’ (2019), and the one minute 59 seconds of deranged intensity that is ‘And You Know It’ (released 14 April 2021).
‘Everything Is Hidden’, the second album from The Creature Comfort, is released on 24 June via Missing Door / AWAL.