Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Everything Opposite E.P, Simple Creatures 

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the brand new E.P by this band  – Everything Opposite E.P, Simple Creatures 

Special 

This song was released as a single and if you listened to the E.P that came before this one, it sort of has essences of the same sound as that, however, true to Simple Creatures style it is also completely different. The verse has a simple melody and then when the chorus breaks it is a heavy distorted guitar which makes this song very addictive to listen to.

 

 

 

One Little Lie

This song opens with a simple yet effective guitar melody and is welcomed with a drum beat that is again simple but highly effective. This song has a fresh sound for Simple Creatures and also has a lot of energy because of the pace of the music. The lyrics are really poetic and worth a listen.

 

 

Need Me 

I don’t know why but this song reminds me of two times musically – the nineties mixed in with the mid noughties. I think it is the choral vibes in the chorus that sort of bring this style of music to mind – it has a real nostalgic feel about it. This song is very catchy and by playing with different music styles means that this stands out. The lyrics that compliment the song as also very simple but yet again that is just a tick to what makes this song great.

 

 

The Wolf 

This song takes a while to get started but when it does it focusses on a heavy bass line with distorted guitars – I think I have said this before on Off The Record – this is a good thing to hear at it isn’t used that much in music these days. Whilst the melody and riffs are ‘dirty’ they really highlight the music and the lyrics. A very different sound for Simple Creatures but one that works well for them.

 

 

NVM

I would say if you wanted a song that was the nearest thing you could get to an All Time Low song intertwined with Blink-182 then I think this is it. For a Simple Creatures song it doesn’t feel as inventive musically but that is not a bad thing as it is really interesting to listen to. The way that Mark and Alex sing a line at the time is what makes it different to their usual bands and makes it a highlight.

 

 

Thanks I Hate It

This was another song that has been released as a single – the drum beat is a strong element of this song and like their other songs when the guitar riffs do come in at the top of the verses they are ‘dirty’ but also super effective. The chorus has a simple melody that makes it very addictive that once you have listened to it you will not get it out of your head.

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