Another Brisbane favorite has made a dreamy and wistful return with fresh sounds inspired by the past. The Creases (minus a lovable Christmas tune) have been relatively quiet since the release of their Gradient EP last year. “Point” sees the band giving an old song new life. It has the same synths and jangly guitars of their past material but a level of polish and depth of arrangement heightened even from last year’s EP. Directed by a gently humming bassline, the catchy number pines in casually cool melancholic tones and a lofty set of hooks. They’ve grown for their early slacker pop days in a way that shows great promise for the future.
From the Pilerats premiere, frontman Joe Agius had this to say about the song:
Point was one of the first songs I ever wrote and is mostly about my relationship with my hometown and people from there. It’s been through quite a few different stylistic forms over the years (from having very dreamy shoegaze vibes to sounding like a soundtrack to an arcade driving game) and in the end fell really naturally into something in-between that I now can’t imagine in any other way. This song for us is a mix of old and new parts of ourselves and a refreshing new beginning and introduction to everything we have been working on over the past year.