Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Evolution of the Yellow Creatures; Newcastle Band Yellow Creatures Are Set to Release Their New Single in September after Their Appearance at BBC 6 Music Festival Earlier This Year. Sarah Jeffery Talks to Them Ahead of Its Launch

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Evolution of the Yellow Creatures; Newcastle Band Yellow Creatures Are Set to Release Their New Single in September after Their Appearance at BBC 6 Music Festival Earlier This Year. Sarah Jeffery Talks to Them Ahead of Its Launch

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Newcastle four-piece Yellow Creatures are looking forward to releasing their highly anticipated new single.

Calendar Man is the follow-up to last year's EP, The Year of Everything & Nothing, which received airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing. It also secured the quartet a place on the bill for BBC 6 Music Festival's Introducing Stage back in February.

Guitarist and vocalist Marc Bird says: "The BBC 6 Music Festival was definitely the biggest and coldest gig we've ever done. The Boiler Shop is a fantastic venue but it was flipping freezing in February.

"The festival was a really exciting thing to be asked to do, all thanks to Nick Roberts at BBC Introducing in the North East who put us forward. It was great to meet Tom Robinson from 6 Music too, who has supported us and played us on his show in the past."

Yellow Creatures emerged two years ago with a distinctive blend of futuristic garage/ psych and alternative pop. Since then they have had numerous DIY releases including two EPs, the other being Nature of the Beast, a single called Town Hall Crypt and a Christmas song.

Marc says: "We formed in January 2013, not long after I'd moved to Newcastle and began looking for musicians to form a band. I already had a bunch of songs written so me, Paul, Martin and Joe learnt them and started looking for gigs quite quickly.

"One of our first gigs was supporting Acrobatic Society at their Kick Me. I'm Down EP launch with O'Messy Life and Fawn Spots.

"I don't think they'd even heard any of our songs and, with Joe being away, we had to ask our friend Tom Hollingworth to step in on bass.

"Nevertheless, they kindly asked us to play and this led to us playing some more really exciting gigs that year."

Completing the Yellow Creatures quartet alongside Marc are Paul Gardner (keyboards), Joe Barton (bass) and Martin Jacobs (drums). …

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