Of all the shows to see on Wednesday night, somehow Fierce Creatures flew under the radar. After Little Hurricane’s explosive set, The Hotel Utah crowd seemed content with no idea of what was left in the store.
Having spent the day listening to the band, I immediately appreciated how great the songs could be when played live. My eager anticipation grew as the seven-piece indie rock band crammed their gear onto Hotel Utah’s modest stage.
Like any good indie/experimental band, Fierce Creatures have crafted the art of storytelling by transforming their set into one heroic song. The band skillfully shifted between dramatic crescendos and instrument changes eventually leading into the vocally heavy song “Satan Is A Vampire”.
Thirty seconds into the song and it is clear that Fierce Creatures have arrived. The drumbeat (complete with two drummers) is powerful and the vocal harmonies lure you into an atmospheric sensation… Forty-five seconds into the song Amanda crushes a drumstick on the floor tom, sending splinters of wood flying over the stage and into the crowd.
Surprisingly, Fierce Creatures managed to make three guitars work where many bands fail, giving their sound an extra width. Vocal duties were shared between the two singers, which added an extra layer of meaning to the songs.
Unfortunately, I fear that Fierce Creatures were lost on the 20 strong crowds. Alas, Little Hurricane did mention that Fierce Creatures will be back as a support act on Wed, November 16th. Be there! Tickets here