The Creature Comfort are Manchester’s favourite pyschedelicpunkrocksoulgroove band and one of city’s hidden treasures. The line-up, led as always by captivating frontman Ben Le Jeune and now completed by the arrival of guitarist Jose Ortega from Spanish flamenco-punksters Termofrigidus, propels fresh and devastating energy into music that has been compared to Iggy Pop, The Clash, Pixies, The Doors, Joy Division, early Talking Heads.
Their self-titled album, recently released (on Critter Communication cat no CC003) to critical acclaim, is a perfect showcase for their classic-sounding songs. Lead single Sauce gained airplay on XFM and national BBC radio, and a well received and greatly reviewed promotional tour last autumn including London and the North West culminated in a sold out show in their home town at one of the hottest up-and-coming new venues Gullivers.
The band’s history goes back some years working with legendary manager Gareth Evans (The Stone Roses), when they honed their stagecraft with a residency at one of the key venues of the time (The International) while sharing the bill with leading alternative acts like Gun Club and Mudhoney, and building up a large underground following including Europe where they toured.
And now they’re back, bigger, bolder, louder and more exciting than ever.
- Ben Le Jeune – vocals
- Chris Livesey – bass
- Christian Payne – drums
- Jose Luis Ortega – guitar
- Steven Kirk Jones – guitar