3.King of Bones
7.Question of Faith
8.Calling Them All Away
9.Little Thing Gone Wild
11.Carried From The Start
Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) and recorded at Sunset Sound Los Angeles over the past few years, the band have taken many unlikely twists and turns, yet have always remained focused on the music and returning again to edge of the stage. Its a crazy making machine, it can chew you up as fast as it spits you out. A few years back we literally toured till the wheels came off and Leahs brain literally started leaking out of her head says the bands Robert Levon Been. It catches up with you, I know Ive battled on and off with my own depression, and Petes head never came with any proper instructions. So you just gotta keep pushing buttons to see what happens.
Wrong Creatures returns to the core of Black Rebel Motorcycle Clubs alchemy, yet plunges the knife in even further. From the cave-esque murder balladry of Haunt to the garage punk of Little Thing Gone Wild, it runs the gamut allowing the band to flex every muscle in their armour. They remain opaque about the songs greater meanings, fearful of past misunderstandings. I find myself writing about death a lot, says Hayes. I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, its dark humor. Talking about mortality allows Hayes to explore lifes great mistakes and regrets. Channelling them through rolling riffs and dirge-laden rhythms that stir the pot before reaching boiling point.
Ultimately, the band may well be survivors of an era where rock & roll can often be overshadowed by dance pop and garish commercialism. Robert Levon Been: We are truly an island - come hell or high water, so its usually best to dress accordingly. Though Im not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.