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The Preatures


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The Preatures are a five-piece rock band from Sydney, Australia. Fronted by Isabella 'Izzi' Manfredi on vocals and keys, alongside Gideon Bensen on vocals and guitar, lead guitarist Jack Moffitt, Tom Champion on bass, and Luke Davison on drums.

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. 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 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. Soon after The Preatures 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. The single has since gone gold and reached number 9 on Triple J's Hottest 100 list of 2013. The band head back overseas for a run of shows in the UK and the US, including SXSW and Coachella. Their debut album is due out 2014.

The Preatures

The Preatures

  • 04 Jul, 2017

    The Preatures: Australian Tour

    The Preatures will tour Australia throughout September & October 2017, on their 'Girlhood Tour'.

  • 30 Aug, 2014

    The Preatures: New Single & Album

    The Preatures new single 'Somebody's Talking' is available now, the album 'Blue Planet Eyes' is out on 26th September. Pre-order from the link below.

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  • 30 May, 2014

    The Preatures: New Single 'Two Tone Melody'

    The Preatures new single 'Two Tone Melody', is available now.

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  • 13 Feb, 2014

    The Preatures: New Single 'Better Than It Ever Could Be'

    The Preatures release a new single 'Better Than It Ever Could Be', available to purchase on iTunes. Singer Izzy describes the song:
    "Jack had this riff that we were jamming around. We kept throwing it out and being a bit dismissive of it - it's so classic but we thought it was cool and didn't want to see it go to waste. I'd been listening to a lot of Bowie, particularly the 1977 record 'Low' he did with Brian Eno. 'Sound and Vision' is one of the tracks on the record and it's like Bowie's little ode to writing and making music. So I guess I wrote 'Better Than It Ever Could Be' as a bit of an answer to 'Sound and Vision'. I liked the idea that imagination is as good as it gets, that there is always something lost in the realisation of an idea, but the loss is kinda joyous in its own way."

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