Fragile Creatures
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Fragile Creatures

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Fragile Creatures are a brand new band from Brighton on a mission to restore Britain's reputation for original guitar pop music. They come equipped with a songbook full of instant classics led by catchy melodies, tight harmonies, clever arrangements and great grooves... catch them before they explode!

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  • The Curious Market (Aftershow)

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    14-17 Manchester Street
    BN2 1TF

    DATE:
    30 September 2012
    TIME:
    19:30:00
    VENUE:
    Latest Music Bar
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  • War Games

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    20 Inverness Street, Camden
    NW1 7HJ

    DATE:
    11 September 2012
    TIME:
    19:40:00
    VENUE:
    Bar Solo
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  • War Games

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    20 Inverness Street, Camden
    NW1 7HJ

    DATE:
    05 October 2012
    TIME:
    19:36:00
    VENUE:
    Bar Solo
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  • Oxjam Brighton Takeover

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    11 Queens Road, Brighton
    BN1 3WA

    DATE:
    19 September 2012
    TIME:
    15:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Hope
    #ATTENDED:
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  • UoBLMS SOCIETY PRESENTS... EASTBOURNE EXTRAVAGANZA

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    15-16 Marine Parade Town Centre, Eastbourne
    BN21 3DX

    DATE:
    24 October 2012
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    CROWN & ANCHOR
    #ATTENDED:
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  • University of Brighton Live Music Society Presents - Eastbourne Extravaganza

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    15-16 Marine Parade, Town Centre, Eastbourne
    BN21 3DX

    DATE:
    09 November 2012
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    Crown & Anchor
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  • Fragile Creatures play the Cavendish Arms

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    128 Hartington Road, London
    SW8 2HJ

    DATE:
    16 November 2012
    TIME:
    19:30:00
    VENUE:
    The Cavendish Arms
    #ATTENDED:
    2
  • Brighton Rocks

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    9-12 Middle Street, Brighton
    BN1 1AL

    DATE:
    24 October 2012
    TIME:
    12:56:15
    VENUE:
    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
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  • Fragile Creatures play The Prince Albert

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    48 Trafalger Street, Brighton
    BN1 4ED

    DATE:
    17 December 2012
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Prince Albert
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  • Fragile Creatures play The Workshop

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    243 Old Street, Hoxton
    EC1V 9EY

    DATE:
    11 January 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Workshop
    #ATTENDED:
    2
  • Fragile Creatures play The Green Door Store

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    Trafalgar Arches Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton
    BN1 4FQ

    DATE:
    19 January 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Green Door Store
    #ATTENDED:
    2
  • Fragile Creatures play The Latest Music Bar

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    14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, East Sussex
    BN2 1TF

    DATE:
    31 January 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Latest Music Bar
    #ATTENDED:
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  • Fragile Creatures play Zooberon

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    27 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex
    BN1 1AD

    DATE:
    01 February 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    Seven Stars, Brighton
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    2
  • Fragile Creatures play The Finsbury

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    336 Green Lanes, London, Greater London
    N4 1BY

    DATE:
    10 February 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Finsbury
    #ATTENDED:
    1
  • Fragile Creatures play Brighton Unsigned

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    11 Queens Road Brighton
    BN1 3WA

    DATE:
    24 February 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Hope
    #ATTENDED:
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  • Fragile Creatures play Sticky Mike's

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    9-12 Middle Street
    BN1 1AL

    DATE:
    21 March 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    Sticky Mike's Frog Band
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  • Fragile Creatures play The Blind Tiger Club

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    52-54 Grand Parade
    BN2 9QA

    DATE:
    30 March 2013
    TIME:
    21:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Blind Tiger Club
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  • Fragile Creatures play Sticky Mike's Frog Bar

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    9-12 Middle Street
    BN1 1AL

    DATE:
    18 April 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
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  • Fragile Creatures at Club Fandango

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    389 Kentish Town Road
    NW5 2TJ

    DATE:
    16 February 2013
    TIME:
    19:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Bull & Gate
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  • Fragile Creatures play Club Fandango

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    389 Kentish TownRoad, London
    NW5 2TJ

    DATE:
    16 February 2013
    TIME:
    19:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Bull & Gate
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  • Fragile Creatures in Horsham!

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    78 Brighton Road, Horsham
    RH13 5BU

    DATE:
    16 March 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Tanners Arms
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  • Fragile Creatures play The Fox, Lewisham

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    316 Lewisham High Street
    SE13

    DATE:
    20 April 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Fox & Firkin
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  • Fragile Creatures play The White Lion

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    232 Streatham High Road
    SW16 1BB

    DATE:
    26 April 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The White Lion
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  • BrightonsFinest presents Fragile Creatures w/ Russell Swallow & The Wolf + Stark

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    9-12 Middle Street
    BN1 1AL

    DATE:
    02 May 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
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  • Brighton Festival Fringe All Dayer

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    11 Queens Road, Brighton
    BN1 3WA

    DATE:
    26 May 2013
    TIME:
    18:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Hope
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  • Hush Hush presents Fragile Creatures

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    52-54 Grand Parade, Brighton
    BN2 9QA

    DATE:
    10 June 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Blind Tiger Club
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  • Brighton Unsigned presents Fragile Creatures/Red Butler

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    11 Queens Road, Brighton
    BN1 3WA

    DATE:
    27 July 2013
    TIME:
    20:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Hope
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  • Emerging Icons @ Westfield London

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    Ariel Way, London
    W12 7GF

    DATE:
    21 June 2013
    TIME:
    19:45:00
    VENUE:
    Westfield London
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  • Brighton Music Awards 2013

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    14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton
    BN2 1TF

    DATE:
    28 June 2013
    TIME:
    19:00:00
    VENUE:
    The Latest Music Bar
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Introduction

Fragile Creatures are a brand new band from Brighton on a mission to restore Britain's reputation for original guitar pop music. They come equipped with a songbook full of instant classics led by catchy melodies, tight harmonies, clever arrangements and great grooves... catch them before they explode!

Bio

"Circle their name in red pen, tear out this section, set a memo on your phone - whatever, just make sure you give these guys a listen!" - Brighton Unsigned Magazine Jan/Feb 2013 "Fragile Creatures move seamlessly between genres with the credibility of genuinely talented and informed musicians" Brighton Unsigned Magazine Nov/Dec 2012 "the band has successfully reminded the UK of the beauty of original guitar pop music...at the same time revealing the uniqueness that they bring to such a broad genre" Sound And Motion Magazin Oct 2012 Fragile Creatures debut single, double a-side Dear Michael / She Makes Me Nervous was released digitally on 11th June 2012 gaining them rave reviews and national radioplay from Absolute Radio and BBC Introducing as well as many local stations. The band spent most of 2012 commuting to Normandy, France to work with producer Andy Lyden (Fela Kuti, U2, The Cure). A follow up single is expected early in 2013, with an album due later in the year. In the meantime the band plan to play as many shows as possible, spreading their wings to reach audiences all over the south of England.

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Fragile Creatures - 'Dear Michael' Music Video

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Q. How did you first get into playing music?

Adam Kidd: "I had violin lessons from the age of 6 to about 13. I wasn't really into pop music until later on though. When I was 15 my mates asked me to join their band, because they knew my older brother was an amazing lead guitarist and my Dad had been in a band (Red Guitars) in the 80's. I picked up a guitar and taught myself - I didn't know any music apart from an old tape of The Beatles Yellow Submarine and The Italia '90 soundtrack tape by The Three Tenors!!

Q. How long have you been performing?

AK: " I played my first pub gig in 1996! "

Q. How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

AK: "Classic original British song-writing - We're not a genre band, we don't stick to one rhythm or structure, anything goes as long as the melody sticks in your head, the beat gets your foot tapping and the lyrics get your head thinking!"

Q. What makes your music unique?

AK: "We have very diverse influences but we've never tried to sound like anyone else. Our songs do have a consistent sound of their own, even if they differ stylistically, so we have ended up with a sound which is not that easy to categorise and could only ever be us. "

Q. What inspires you to write songs?

AK: "Interesting stories, be they a new scientific theory or a fascinating biography or news story. I've often been drawn to the darker side of humanity, and, having lived through the year 2000, find a fair bit of millennial psychosis invades my thoughts! I think I use my own experiences like some sort of emotional fuel and then disguise the root meaning to my songs with other peoples stories. Writing songs is a bit addictive though, once you've started it's hard to stop, I just pick up my guitar whenever I get the chance and something new quite often comes out of it."

Q. What have been your best and worst gig experiences?

AK: "Singing backing vocals for Thomas White at various summer festivals when he was touring the Maximalist was great fun - we played the main stage at Guilfest just before N-Dubz and I was completely out of my tree! One of the worst shows was with my old band Kiyomori. We were supposed to be playing at this guerrilla free party in Horsham but couldn't find the golf course they were invading. A police car stopped because they could tell we were lost, so we had to improvise and come up with a location they could direct us to which wasn't the site of the party, as the police would have had to kick everyone off site! When we eventually got there we couldn't see much of an audience and half the gear on the stage had already broken... as I climbed onto the stage I broke one of their last remaining cables meaning only one speaker! Within two songs our drummer stormed off and refused to play any longer. The two of us remaining decided to rescue the show by swapping instruments, he got behind the kit and I picked up the bass. We jammed drum'n'bass grooves for a couple of hours and slowly all these hippies emerged from the woods high on ketamin and surrounded us like zombies attempting to dance. It was hilarious but not a good gig!"

Q. If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life what would it be?

AK: "London Calling - The Clash"

Q. What do you get up to when you’re not making music?

AK: "I like to run - I did the Brighton Marathon a couple of years ago after never having been a sporty person at school. Now I get out and run 6 miles at least once a week. I take photos too and do a bit of freelance graphic design work, but the band is all consuming these days, so I don't get much of a chance!"

Q. What are your goals at the moment?

AK: "To make our next single have an even bigger impact than our last and to get the band ready for a recording sesison I can't really talk about! Also we've been asked to curate a series of shows at a really cool Brighton venue - The Blind Tiger Club. I'd like to make those shows really special!"

Q. What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or gigs lined up?

AK: "We've just finished the mix of our next single the eponymous track 'Fragile Creatures' - just waiting for the mastered version. Can't wait to play i to the world!"

Q. What do you think of Unsigned Band Review?

AK: "There seem to be some amazing opportunities on the site if you manage to tap in to them. Hopefully we can!"

Q. What is the name of the last track that you wrote and what is it about?

AK: "Grace - it's about dementia. I wrote it after watching Louis Theroux's recent documentary about it which really moved me., I wrote and recorded the demo very quickly, so it has some quirky structural changes - the chord sequence never repeats in the same way because I'd forgotten the beginning by the time I got to the end, so it kind of reflects that sense of muddled thoughts and memory loss. Grace is not a real person, but a metaphorical character, representing someone who is losing their mind through dementia. I hope I've appropriately sensitive to the subject, I've met people with Dementia before. It's really sad."

Q. What was the music scene like where you grew up?

AK: "It wasn't amazing when Tom and I started playing together as teens, there were only a handful of bands n Brighton. Nowadays the scene is really, really lively - which means a lot of competition!! I don't think there are many bands like us out there though."

Reviews

Act name: Fragile Creatures

Reviews of: She Makes Me Nervous (3)

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  • Love this track or hate it - it's most definitely unique, and that's half the struggle nowadays. A real adventure!

  • It starts of floaty and sweet like something written on a paradise island, but before you can relax under the Hawaiian sun, the song switches to something that sounds like it belongs in a Bugsy Malone film and then before you know it, it's back to Hawaii! If you are open-minded with a fun streak, you will love this track! Bonkers, but what a beauty!

  • Witty and classic songwriting complete with tempo changes - very British and very Brighton. The recording isn't great and maybe the arrangement is a bit busy. I need more Lead vocals ! But there's lots of promise and lots to like already. And for some reason this track reminds me of the second Cockney Rebel album - go figure !

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