THE PREATURES performs the song "IS THIS HOW YOU FEEL?" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY XAVIER BRINKMAN
The Preatures, fronted by Isabella 'Izzi' Manfredi on vocals and keys, alongside rhythm guitarist and vocalist Gideon Bensen, lead guitarist Jack Moffitt, Tom Champion on bass, and Luke Davison on drums, are a five-piece rock band from Sydney, Australia.
The band formed in 2010 after Izzi, Jack and Tom met Gideon at the Lansdowne Hotel. Luke joined a year later on drums. Their first single 'Take a Card' was released independently in 2012 and quickly became one of the top most played tracks on Triple J that year. In October 2012 they signed with Mercury Records Australia and released the 'Shaking Hands' EP.
After taking over a space from Sydney electronic outfit Seekae and turning it into a studio they named 'Doldrums', The Preatures began making the second EP themselves. This was done over five weeks in January/February 2013 with Jack Moffitt engineering, producing, and mixing the 5-track record. Lead single 'Is This How You Feel' became a breakthrough hit, earning both popular and critical acclaim in Australia and overseas. Pitchfork honored the song with their distinguished "Best New Track" title, called it "groove based confection that explodes into one of the year's best choruses". In August 2013 'Is This How You Feel?' won the coveted $50,000 first prize in the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. The Preatures are now signed with Harvest Records in the US and Virgin EMI in the UK.
In October 2013 the band played CMJ in New York and club shows in LA and London. They were featured by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and singled out by NME as one of the top two acts of CMJ. Their debut album is due out 2014.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer / Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Co-Producer/ Talent Booker: Leah Hobbs
Recorded & Mixed By: Taylor Nelson
Cinematographer: Robert DiGioia
Admin: Atara Gottschalk
Special thanks to Manu Laude!
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