Creature (band)

Creature

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Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie pop, Pop rock, Dance punk
Years active 2004 – Present
Labels Bonsound Records
Universal Music Canada
Universal Music France
Associated acts PEZ, Me Mom & Morgentaler
Website Creature's Official Website
Members
Kim Ho
Lisa Ivy
Sid-Z
Meli Mae
Past members
Gina Simmons
Anastasia Culurides

Creature is a Canadian pop rock band from Montreal, Quebec.

Contents

History

The band formed in 2004 and released a debut album No Sleep At All on March 3, 2008. The following year, No Sleep At All became a nominee in the "Pop Album of The Year" category at the Juno Awards of 2009.[1]

The band's sound incorporates elements of hip hop, dance punk and new wave music.[2] All the band's members contribute vocals to the music, which adds to the constant boy-girl dialogue in the songs.[3]

In 2005, Creature opened for Our Lady Peace in Montreal at La Tulipe[4] and has also opened for Mika[5] at the Bell Centre.

Creature also performed at Pop Montreal (2005, 2006, 2007), South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2007[6] and in 2008, taking part in the M for Montreal showcase and at Les Transmusicales de Rennes in France.

In 2009, the band was invited to perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Transmit Live showcase in Vancouver, the Transmit China[7] showcase, they also played the El Evento 40 event at Estadio Azteca, a showcase presented by Los 40 principales and the FMTU Monterrey Music Festival both in Mexico and in France they performed at the Solidays festival.[8] In August No Sleep At All was released in Mexico on Universal Music Mexico. They also played in New York City where they caught the attention of Blondie who said they were “completely unheralded in any way and fantastic”.[9]

In early 2010, No Sleep At All was released in France on Universal Music France where they were previously invited to perform on Taratata.[10] Creature also did charity work for War Child, by playing to collect money at Montreal metro station, Berri-UQAM.[11][12]

During the summer of 2010, the band went to England to record their second album with Stephen Hague.[13]

The single "Who's hot who's not" was used in a commercial for BE magazine featuring Paris Hilton[14] and "Pop Culture" was used in a television commercial for Telus.

Lineup

  • Kim Ho: vocals, guitar
  • Lisa Ivy (Lisa Iwanycki): keyboard, vocals, percussion
  • Sid-Z (Sid Zanforlin): drums, vocals
  • Meli Mae: bass, vocals
  • Kaos (Sheenah Ko): bass, vocals

Past members

  • Anastasia Culurides: bassist [15]
  • K.C.: bassist
  • John Britton: percussion
  • Anna Ruddick: Bassist

Discography

Singles

  • 2009 - "Who's Hot Who's Not"
  • 2008 - "Pop Culture"
  • 2011 - "So High"

Albums

References

The Sound of Pop http://www.thesoundofpop.com/blog/2011/03/canadian-music-week-daynight-1.html#more

External links


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