Legendary lost Manchester band releases debut single

Issued June 2013

‘Sally Sucks’ Single out: 22nd July

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Label: Critter Communication / Distributed: AWAL
Formats: Digital (CC0001D) + CD (CC0001CD)

Cover art for single Sally Sucks b/w Windowpane by The Creature ComfortThe Creature Comfort is a legendary lost Manchester band. Once under the management of Gareth Evans (The Stone Roses) with a residency at Manchester’s iconic rock venue The International, (sharing the stage with Gun Club, Mudhoney, Suicidal Tendencies, Cornershop, American Music Club), The Creature Comfort’s riotous live performances and frontman Ben Le Jeune’s lyrical surrealism led the way to a large, local underground following. Then, on the cusp of joining the pantheon of big-time Mancunian acts like Oasis and Elbow, the band were forced to split up due to personal circumstances.

Now after the long unplanned hiatus, founder and frontman Ben Le Jeune has resurrected The Creature Comfort, writing and recording a brand new album and enrolling the help of fellow musicians (Steve Jones – guitar, Chris Livesey – bass, Christian Payne – drums) for The Creature Comfort’s first live dates of the millennium.

An essential yet still-secret part of the city’s musical heritage, The Creature Comfort’s outsider post-punk music inhabits a sonic space somewhere between Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

‘Sally Sucks’ is the first single taken from The Creature Comfort’s very long-awaited debut (following in September). A snarling, pounding, almost frenzied 2.25 mins of unadulterated old-school pop-punk. On the b-side is ‘Windowpane’, showcasing Le Jeune’s observational lyrical wit in a dark ode to Manchester. The cover artwork features a skater from the Manchester Roller Derby team.

The Creature Comfort play the following dates in and around their homelands of Manchester. Their show at The Castle on Monday 15th July doubles up as an early Single Launch Party, where local fans will be given the chance to buy copies of the limited run ‘Sally Sucks’ CD single – a full week ahead of its official release.

  • Saturday 15 June, RAW Festival, Chorlton, Manchester
  • Friday 5 July, Snow Goose Live, Macclesfield
  • Friday 12 July, Chorlton Irish Centre, Manchester
  • Monday 15 July, The Castle, Manchester (Launch Event)

Press contact – Hannah Gould PR: Hannahgould@hannahgould.co.uk / 0797 4000 415

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