Sydney five-piece The Preatures caught me a little off-guard with their latest single, "Is This How You Feel?" So far, each track they've released touches a different nerve -- which is the mark of an excellent band -- and this one once again solidifies their versatility.
"Is This How You Feel" is new material following the release of their Shaking Hands EP in October, with a debut LP in the works. It's chalk and cheese when you compare it with their last release, the cagey, wild-west themed "Pale Rider." Gone are the jangling guitar riffs and ghostly reverb, replaced with a funky bass line and a beautiful male/female vocal tag-team.
While their previous releases have been excellent, this one is by far their most accessible. Hopefully this means they start getting the credit their carefully crafted music deserves. A+!