They have earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most exhilarating and hard-working live bands and The Preatures aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, in fact they’re just getting started.
Catapulting from Sydney’s worst kept secret to Australia’s freshest music export, the four-piece band have gone from strength to strength since their 2013 hit, ‘Is This How You Feel?’.
But despite their success, guitarist Jack Moffitt said he still wasn’t very good at taking time to reflect, instead focusing his energy on the work that had yet to be done.
“I’m guilty of not really taking a proper look at that from where I am and it’s probably one of the reasons why I get so anxious and hung up about stuff because I don’t give myself the space to appreciate just how much hard work we’ve done,” he said.
“But now that you are in a roundabout way inviting me to take a look at it I feel extremely proud of what we have done, and I don’t say that lightly.”
Already kicking 2018 out of the park, the band recently supported the Foo Fighters and heartthrob Harry Styles on their Australian tours.
Heading off on their biggest tour to date this week, playing over 40 shows across four months, Jack said there would be no time for rest as the wheels were already in motion for a third album, where he said things might get a bit weird.
“I think there is going to be some weirdness,” he laughed.
“I have really off the wall ideas, Izzi has really off the wall ideas and Tom and Luke have really off the wall ideas, so it’s sort of inevitable that there will be like this car crash of off the wall ideas.
“Maybe this is the time for us to throw all of our off the wall ideas together without judgement, maybe it’ll get weird, but a good weird I can promise you that one for sure.”
The Preatures will be performing at the Tattersalls Hotel on Saturday, June 30 at 8pm. This is an 18 and over event. Tickets are $34.70 and can be purchased by visiting www.thepreatures.oztix.com.au.
Lauren Suttie is the Weekender’s General & Community News journalist.