Everyone knows that the late Eighties / early Nineties saw the city of Manchester become the centre of the musical universe with the emergence of various Clubs, labels and of course, bands. And of course, everyone knows about the likes of the Stone Roses; Joy Division; Happy Mondays; James and Oasis who were amongst the forefront of the city and surrounding area.
But, THE CREATURE COMFORT?
Yup – they were there too. (As was I at that time!) But for whatever reason, although they held down a residency at the city’s iconic ‘The International’ venue and benefited from much local media coverage, they remained more of a ‘cult’ band as they were suddenly forced to disband without actually releasing their first album.
Now though, original founder and front-man Ben Le Jeune has resurfaced with a new band around him to release that long (long, long) awaited debut long-player!
So here’s a taster of what we may expect. Let’s hope the band hang around long enough this time to fulfil their potential. (Does ‘potential’ have a sell-by date?)