Perfectly Toasted, Vol. 1
Hi. My name is Pete. I’m 24 years old, I live in Australia and I make music under the name Obvious Creature.
My debut album “we don’t have to be afraid anymore” was written and recorded in about 5 weeks, starting in late December 2015 and finally releasing on January 30th, 2016. It tells a story about no-one in particular; a character I invented, who I now understand to be a combination of people I’ve met in the last few years. This character’s story is one of crisis as she struggles to face life on her own after moving away from the city in which she grew up. However, the main message and concept is universal: if you’ve faced some of the most punishing situations life can throw at you, take comfort in the fact that you don’t have to be afraid anymore.
At the time of writing these songs, I wanted to combine aspects of a few different artists I was heavily influenced by - the beautiful twisted storytelling and acoustic guitar sounds of The Microphones, the honest and heartbreaking vocals of Sufjan Stevens and Elliott Smith, the beautiful instrumental melodies of American Football and Explosions in the Sky, along with some of the experimental sounds of my favourite band, Animal Collective. Although I can only dream of being half as talented as these musicians, I’m proud of what I’ve created. I can only hope some other people think it’s cool too.
I’m hoping to release another album later this year. It might sound a lot different to my first album. It might not. Right now, I’m just excited to be making music and excited to have people listen to it.
Thanks for your time,
Pete (Obvious Creature)