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Dublin newcomers Other Creatures are set to announce the first single, “Luxembourg” from their aptly titled “The First EP” via indie label Trout Records. Joining their label mates Saint Sister, Tandem Felix and Spies, they are the latest act to emerge from a country teeming with talent.
Their first ever release, Luxembourg, is an assault on the senses– clamorous drums, pulsating bass, beach bleached guitar and melancholic vocals. It is the sound of 3 young men unsure of themselves and the world around them. Lyrically it paints a picture of those teenage moments we would all rather forget “ I sit here by myself because I might regret it later”
Friends since school, the trio consist of Dave Rogers on drums/vocals, Fionn Fitzpatrick on bass and Konrad Timon on guitar/vocals. The decision as to who should be the band’s main vocalist was not made lightly. The band spent a year auditioning people, never quite finding the right person to complement the group. “We spent about a year trying to find one while in the meantime we would make instrumental songs which in hindsight were pretty terrible but I think tightened us up as a band quite a lot”
It was with great reluctance that Timon overcame his natural introversion and assumed the position of frontman. Despite their early difficulties and insecurities,. the track exudes a brashness and confidence. It is clear that Other Creatures have impeccable taste- their flair with melody can be traced back to early Pavement and Pixies, a decidedly American sound.
Timon says of the project “I’ve never considered pop a bad thing, we’ve always loved melodies”. At a time when the lines between what used to be considered ‘pop’ and ‘indie’ are now much more blurred, Other Creatures embrace that dualism. Structurally, Luxembourg fits snugly into the cannon of classic indie pop. Coming in at three-and-a-half-minutes, rousing chorus, infectious melody, there is undoubted maturity to the song- writing.