In 2014, Blue Planet Eyes truly wet our appetite for the potential this bunch had to offer and now three years later, Girlhood gives us something to sink our teeth into again and it tastes pretty good. Even after 2 albums we know that the music from The Preatures is here to stay in amidst your favourite playlists in years to come, keeping Australia on the map for music.
Girlhood track list *plus favourites:
- The First Night
- Yanada *
- Your Fan
- Lip Balm
- Mess It Up*
- Nite Machine
- Cherry Ripe
- I Like You*
- Something New
The most recent release, co-written with Jacinta Tobin, Yanada translating to moon in Indigenous Sydney Dharug language, will do more than get you out of bed and top the Triple J charts. It’s timeless song-structure and lyrics will transport you to a a state of empowerment, like in the movies, you’re driving your car off into an eternal ’80s summer horizon.
Girlhood not only convinces you to take on the world, it also takes you back to a time where you had fire in your soul but were equally riddled with naivety.
I know for a fact that I would have listened to The Preatures if they were around when I was in high school, wearing my multi-coloured train track braces, crushing on all the hotties, doodling in the back of my maths book, running around with my ‘bestest’ friends all summer and of course all the firsts, the hysterical laughter and throbbing heartache that partnered up with them. Izzi (The Preatures front woman), being that icon a fourteen year old version of yourself would cut out of your favourite music magazine and stick on the front or inside cover of your school planner (dependent on what kind of love you wanted to express). In way, the fact that the four piece formed in 2010 (not the early 2000s) and Girlhood is a sophomore album, makes me love them even more, they provide a current sound track to a previous time that I can now look at through nostalgic eyes – thanks guys.
♥︎♥︎♥︎ Show your love for The Preatures ♥︎♥︎♥︎
Yanada features on the AzucarMag August Playlist on Spotify. Listen here.
London friends: come see The Preatures with me on 10/10/2017 @ Moth Club