‘Girlhood’, released in August 2017, certainly takes you through a rollercoaster of feelings. The title track supplies you with fight and angst at the modern world and what it’s like for women to be living in it – the driving drum beat and the more relaxed vocal style, compared to the other tracks, deliver this.
Singer Izzi Manfredi has a vocal style that keeps on giving – the tracks ‘Your Fan’ and ‘Cherry Ripe’ show the beautiful heartbroken tones whereas tracks like ‘The First Night’ and ‘Yanada’ have some lower register flicks which almost sound a little bit country. And to top it all off ‘Yanada’ features lyrics in Dharug – an aboriginal language of Sydney.
With ‘Lip Balm’ showing influences of 80’s punk creeping in and with ‘Mess It Up’ including a funk guitar part that could be off a Prince album – this album sure has diversity. But the magic of The Preatures is that somehow it all glues together in a very cohesive, enjoyable album.