Australian-based band, The Preatures' star is on the rise. The group formed in 2010 with Isabella 'izzi' Manfredi on vocals and keys, alongside rhythm guitarist Gideon Bensen, lead guitarist Jack Moffitt, Tom Champion on bass, and Luke Davison on drums. Originally all in separate bands, the individual musicians found themselves sharing a performing bill and hotel space on one tour. Their musical connection clicked and The Preatures was born.
One of the things that makes this group unique is the way they have navigated indie channels to release their music. Both their first single, "Take a Card" and their 2013 EP Is This How You Feel were released independently. Feel, bearing a single of the same name, earned praise in Australia as well as elsewere in Europe and the states. In August 2013 'Is This How You Feel?' won the coveted $50,000 first prize in the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition.
Known for their rock aesthetic, The Preatures welcomes influences from traditional 70s rock and alt-rock sources. Rolling Stone described their sound as being very much at home alongside iconic heavyweights like Fleetwood Mac and The Bee Gees.
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