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October 23, 2014
8 p.m. Doors / 9 p.m. Show | $10 ADV / $15 Doors | All Ages
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
The Preatures are a five-piece rock band from Sydney, Australia. Fronted by Isabella ‘Izzi’ Manfredi on vocals and keys, alongside Gideon Bensen on vocals and guitar, lead guitarist Jack Moffitt, Tom Champion on bass, and Luke Davison on drums.
The band formed in 2010 after Izzi, Jack and Tom met Gideon at the Lansdowne Hotel. Luke joined a year later on drums. Their first single ‘Take a Card’ was released independently in 2012 and quickly became one of the top most played tracks on Triple J that year. In October 2012 they signed with Mercury Records Australia and released the ‘Shaking Hands’ EP.
After taking over a space from Sydney electronic outfit Seekae and turning it into a studio they named ‘Doldrums’, The Preatures began making the second EP. This was done over five weeks in January/February 2013 with Jack Moffitt engineering, producing, and mixing the 5-track record. Lead single ‘Is This How You Feel’ became a breakthrough hit, earning both popular and critical acclaim in Australia and overseas. Pitchfork called it “groove based confection that explodes into one of the year’s best choruses”. In August 2013 ‘Is This How You Feel’ won the coveted $50,000 first prize in the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. Soon after The Preatures signed with Harvest Records in the US and Virgin EMI in the UK.