REVIEW // The Creases – Impact


Fashion goes in cycles, and as does music.

With the 90s staples of choker necklaces, denim on denim and light up sneakers having a moment, the sounds of music are also leaning back into this decade. You just need to look to DMA’s, Client Liaison or FIDLAR making waves with their nostalgic sounds.

Also channeling that 90s UK rock scene, Brisbane band The Creases have re-emerged to bring more of their rollicking shoegaze, inspired by bands like Happy Mondays and Blur. This time with a bit more energy and passion, particularly in lead singer Joe Agius’ delivery. The repetitive guitar hook, the multiple vocals in the chorus and the cheeky orchestral strings in the chorus give it that full-bodied, cheerful energy, which also make it very commercial friendly. Listen out for this one in the next feel-good advertising campaign.

But while it sounds like nothing but a good time, Agius states that, “The song talks about the struggles to keep a balanced lifestyle and relationship with people, work and sleep when everything you do creatively requires you to be unbalanced.” Ah, the downsides of being a struggling artist. You gotta get your inspiration from somewhere.


Hometown: Brisbane, Australia.
Sounds like: DMA’s, The Delta Riggs, Major Leagues.
Say what? According to an interview with Third Wave, coincidentally, “All our parents own the same fridge and our dads names are Michael”.

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