“Blending heavy blues, psych and alt rock, Creek put it out there with way above average musicianship and plenty of hair and high notes”
Forming in Naarm/Melbourne after bonding over a shared love of Duane Allman and Dicky Betts’ lead work, Creek are four “hippie-looking blokes” with Telecasters, determined to make some noise on this planet. Kicking things off in 2016 as a guitar-centric force reminiscent of early 70’s southern rock, the millennials have branched outward to nurture their unique sound through blending elements of psychedelic/garage rock, funk, jazz, and prog rock. Renowned for their wild rhythms, soulful lyrics, and captivating guitars, it’s in the band’s nature to deliver a mesmerising and electrifying experience.
With a sound that proves difficult to categorise within the current indie rock sphere, Creek have seen their way onto a wide variety of lineups. As it stands, they’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with acts the likes of hard-hitters, King Of The North; afro-beat groovers, The Seven Ups; and Greek stoner-rock heavyweights, 1000Mods. The lads know the highways of Australia’s east coast like CCR’s catalogue, having trekked far and wide to make themselves heard at events the likes of Queenscliff Music Festival (VIC); Mojo Burning (QLD); Folk, Rhythm & Life (VIC); Byron Bay Guitar Fest (NSW); and Echuca-Moama Winter Blues (VIC/NSW).
In November 2019, the group released their debut LP ‘The Deep’, which earned airplay on PBS 106.7 FM, and received write-ups from media publications Beat Magazine, HAPPY Mag, and The Age’s Spectrum. The work is a sonic amalgamation of punchy, fuzz-driven blues rock, with subtle old-school psychedelic overtones. Recurring themes throughout the album loosely interpret the legend of the “Swamp Siren”: a being who exists deep within the forest, luring human victims in for sacrifice to the land.
"Creek have grown and matured over the years." -Beat Magazine
Working sporadically throughout Victoria’s state lockdowns, Creek have squeezed together their largely DIY sophomore EP, ‘Bluestone’. The band have gone with a left-of-field approach to musically represent a thematic focus on the importance of discovering one’s self-values in an ever-changing world; utilising unorthodox licks and layered finger style “guitar”-monies, while experimenting with MicroKorg synths and progressive song structures. Due out in 2022.