Tremolow The Creases Liberation The debut long-form release from Brisbane rockers the Creases embodies the youthful sentiment of Aussie 20-somethings through the jovial prism of classic Britpop. The all-male fourpiece has created an album as fresh and forward thinking as it is nostalgic. Their soundscapes hark back to great British releases of yesteryear — including early Blur, Arctic Monkeys and the Verve. On Tremolow — an excellent play on words — the Creases have enlisted the help of producer Malcolm Besley (City Calm Down) and members of Saskwatch, Dorsal Fins and Hollow Everdaze, who perform brass and strings. Melbourne singer-songwriter Ali Barter makes an appearance to provide backing vocals on steady rock tune Were Young. Driving strums, upbeat percussion, piercing strings, jubilant horns and a vibrant chorus of backing vocals combine to make every tune on the 12-track album a triumphant groove with memorable, singalong lyrics. Opener Answer To establishes the vivacious mood, with crisp drums and uplifting harmonies. Asshole is rhythmically punchy, contrasted with a flowing vocal melody. At Last You Find harbours stimulating tambourine snaps and warm backing vocals, whereas closing track Something’s Gotta Break is a darker reflection with sweeping strings, highlighting the clean and soulful pipes of lead singer Joe Agius. The Creases are a standout band at the forefront of the thriving music scene in the Queensland capital. Watch this space.