Strap on your seatbelt, because Sydney rockers Creo are grabbing the aux cord. Ahead of their new EP In The Red, they’ve served us up a playlist that even the most stoic of Uber drivers would smile and nod along to. Get buzzed.
1. HUSKY LOOPS – Daft
We’ve been following these guys for a while, and have become obsessed with their unique sound – a nice and fresh approach to indie/alt rock.
2. IDLES – Danny Nedelko
Our new favourite band. In your face British Punk, just the way it should be.
3. AC/DC – Riff Raff
There is never a road trip where we don’t smash some AC/DC through the stereo. Here is Bon at his best; an all time classic that we couldn’t leave out.
4. Kanye West – Say You Will
This song holds a very special place in Alex’s heart. Don’t care what anyone says, Kanye is the messiah.
5. Blossoms – There’s a Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)
No denying, I love a cute little pop ditty, and this hits the nail on the head. Blossoms latest album is full of them.
6. Everything Everything – Night of the Long Knives
That. Drop. In. The. Intro. Man this is a belter. Whenever I listen to Everything, Everything I always feel like I need to practice a little more.
7. Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes – Juggernaut
The Gallows went to the dogs when Frank Carter left them, and this is proof. Had a shit day at work? Listen to this.
8. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
Dance break. Admit it, we all wish we were Courtney Cox, just a little bit.
9. CXLOE – Show You
One of those songs that comes out, and you think “Fuck, I wish I wrote that.” A straight up hit.
10. Interpol – If You Really Love Nothing
Interpol were a band I grew up listening to, and this new number is a wicked return to the limelight in classic ‘Interpol’ fashion.
11. Japandroids – The Nights of Wine & Roses
There is something about the imperfections of this band that draw me to them. They are fun, but passionate – are hard mix to perfect but they do.
12. St. Lucia – September
Take me back, FIFA 13, playing with my beloved Arsenal when Walcott was still good and banging them in. This little electro-pop number was loved so much we learnt it as a band and jam it on the odd occasion at rehearsals.
13. The Roots – Little Ghetto Boy (Feat. John Legend)
The Roots are one of the greatest live R&B/Hip Hop bands ever, and their version of the Donny Hathaway classic is stunning. An old friend who used to record our early demos lent me this album. I never gave it back.
14. Metallica – Sad But True
Say what you want about Metallica, but they know how to write a riff. I have never witnessed a live band be able to command a stage and crowd like Metallica. It was almost like watching a general interact with his soldiers; fists in the air and head banging in unison.
Creo’s new EP In The red is out right now.
Catch them on tour this November.
Fri 16 Nov | The Gasometer, Melbourne Vic
Sat 17 Nov | Brighton Up Bar, Sydney Nsw
Thu 22 Nov | Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane Qld