The lockdowns have been a drag. In the first lockdown we banded together as a group, got creative and worked on a lovely cover of Wish You Were Here, as a sort of tribute to all the people everyone was missing. It was fun, and it felt meaningful. 

Now when it feels like there might be light at the end of the tunnel we've all gotten lockdown fatigue. It's a massive effort to get anyone onto Zoom for a social meet-up, and when we do we stare into space, waiting for someone to take the lead and provide us with something interesting to talk about, or maybe just a good excuse to leave and get back to the 50th Netflix series we've watched in the last 12 months. The one that's really scraping the barrel, with less than 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

In the spirit of all this festering joylessness we've covered Rupert Holmes' Escape (The Pina Colada Song) on Zoom. Enjoy:


It has been nearly 2 years since my last Blog entry. Pretty poor form, considering we did A LOT of stuff in the last couple of years. Especially as we released a second album PUNK YACHT during the global plague year of 2020! 

I'm not going to make wild promises, but I will try to post some more blogs from now on, as I'm starting to work with Jonski to get the site back up-to-date and fully functional, and try to get the band back into the rehearsal room and stuck in to working on album 3 - I've written quite a lot of it, actually, but it's a long way from being recorded - especially as the band have not actually been in a room together since we shot this:

That's a live session from our little studio we shot for the Live From Lonely Town livestream festival last October. Was a blast, hopefully we can do more live session style videos now that there's a timetable for life getting back to normal post-pandemic. 

If you're reading this I hope you're safe and well! 

Adam Kidd x

So Heart Beat EP has now been out for three weeks. We released a music video for 'Falling' two days ago and, despite getting a slightly slower start than the 'Can You?' video it really starts to be gaining some traction now.

It has been my plan for a while now to make a music video for each track. I've been location scouting for the 'Little Man' this week, and we've got a cool idea for 'Heartstrings', involving puppets, which I've still got to make! As the first track on the collection I think it works quite well to have it as the last video, although I realise we're working completely against convention by even bothering to do four videos for an EP release: that's kinda the point!!

We had our last rehearsal session for a while earlier this week as James has gone off on an epic four week holiday, lucky bugger! We won't be sitting idly though. I have almost four weeks to the day to write my dissertation (if you didn't know I am studying the Music Industry Innovation and Enterprise MA course at WaterBear in Brighton). Also we've got another ten songs to release, which we've recorded most of the parts for! So we'll be taking our usual sessions and using them to record vocals, backing vocals, and little over-dubs. As well as recording some demos for some new songs, I expect, as there are 5-6 sketches of songs we've been trying out that need their arrangements finnesing. I suppose I just wanted to say all of that as an affirmation that we're not planning on slowing down with the output any time soon!

We've had some nice little blog write-ups, and ended up added to probably more Spotify playlists than we deserve already. Starting out with this EP my primary goal was to grow the followers and subscribers on Spotify and YouTube. I think these platforms, while they are not ideal in terms of their royalty payment structure, are actual the best places to find and follow new music nowadays, especially if you don't have mainstream tastes. At the same time as trying to grow our presence on them I am trying to engage with them uncynically as a music fan. Anyway, this is straying into TL;DR territory so I'll leave it there. Bye!

AK 2019-05-23 12:00:17

Only two days to go until our Heart Beat EP gets its main release to DSPs (digital service providers) and we've had a lovely review from Brighton Source in their Totally Sourced round up of great new music!

It's a great little write-up, and very positive:

"Fragile Creatures (pictured), the band led by Hove schoolmates Adam Kidd and Aaron Kieran Neville, produced a well-received debut album in 2016. However, they have since gone completely independent and recorded their second record themselves. The first four of fourteen tracks emerging on their new ‘Heart Beat’ EP exhibit flavours of The Beatles, classic 70s yacht rock and 80s/90s indie rock all wrapped-up with tight production. This is classic pop songwriting from a band that have clearly grown together musically. Fragile Creatures have produced a collection of endearing power-pop songs and we’re already looking forward to hearing the next instalment. (JS)"

Check out the whole article on the  Brighton Source website, they've got some cool tracks from great local acts like Octopuses, Gulls and Family Fiction.
Family Fiction are another band we can add to a long list of Brightonian 'F' bands. One day we will curate of festival featuring Fragile Creatures, Fierce Friend, Fiction Aisle, Fukushima Dolphin, Fujiya & Miyagi, The Family Grave, and now Family Fiction too! Fantastic.

At the weekend we also filmed a music video for Falling from the EP dressed in white. 'F' coincidence? Are there any coincidences?

AK 2019-05-01 14:17:55

Falling vid

It's up on Bandcamp for you to pre-order, which will give you an immediate download of 'Can You?' (assuming it's working properly, never done this with Bandcamp before! Why would you want to pay for a download in 2019? Well, Fragile Creatures are fully indpendent now, everything has been done on a shoestring, so we need all the help we can get. Any money you spend on this release will go into the marketing budget. Let's try and grow this baby to new heights! 

2019-03-30 13:36:23

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