Following their packed out show at Splendour In The Grass, Sydney band The Preatures have dropped their latest single after debuting the track live at the festival. In what would have been particularly emotional show for the band, as they said farewell to guitarist Gideon Bensen. I Know A Girl was released earlier this week, the first new music to be released by The Preatures since their 2014 debut album Blue Planet Eyes.
It’s a lush pop frenzy, channelling 80s icons like Pat Benatar and infused with a grunge edge to bring it back down to earth. The irresistible intro with its tight beats, skating electric guitar and atmospheric riffs is luxuriously nostalgic, and pretty perfectly delivered. Vocalist Izzi Manfredi gives out something between rock and diva, including the particularly sweet delivery of the line “I could do do anything / Kick her face in”.
Manfredi gave her own synopsis of the track; “I know a girl is about the sisterhood, girls relationships and how they talk about each other”. There’s a pleasant bite to the song underneath the infectious melodies. Produced and mixed by lead guitarist Jack Moffitt, I Know A Girl was recorded at the band’s studio, Hibernian House, in Sydney’s Surry Hills.
Despite the elapsed time between The Preature’s debut, they have obviously made good use of the time. The band embarked on an eight month hiatus, although it has been no secret that they have been writing and recording in that time. Despite the announcement of Gideon’s departure, I Know A Girl holds the promise of some excellent new material to be expected from the band.
Check out the track below:
Image: the AU review