From the opening riff on, new Certain Animals single Truth hits the spot: double guitars and melodies, a twangy Telecaster, a heavily compressed Höfner violin bass and a soulfully overdriven rhythm section. Truth lives on the tension between the experimental ‘Revolver’ by The Beatles and the phasey revelation that is ‘Innerspeaker’ by Tame Impala. Truth tells about the reality of aging. Everything seems to go faster, the worldview widens, but the love for music stands proudly, which is expressed generously, including an outro that gives a big nod to Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys and Getting Better by, once again, The Beatles.
This new single speaks volumes of the musical truth of the band that is called Certain Animals!
Dutch band Certain Animals serves you melodic rock filled with vocal harmonies. The members aren’t afraid to show which records they’ve been listening to. Musical titans from the ’60s and ’70s are spinning on their turntable on a daily basis. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Electric Light Orchestra are regular companions in their musical life, but also the fuzzy and phasey sounds of contemporary bands like Tame Impala influence the music of Certain Animals.
Without being stuck in the past and with a critical view on the present, the band brings you their intriguing sound which makes for an energetic live show filled with intimate moments and explosive bursts of energy.
In less then three years, the band managed to build a strong live reputation by playing shows on major Dutch festivals in famous venues all over the country, and they also performed across the border in Belgium and Germany.
While busy touring, band members Thijs van Leeuwen (vocals, guitars), Niels-Jan van Dijk (bass, vocals) and Kees Braam (drums, vocals) managed to build their own recording studio at a former red light district in the port of Rotterdam. At their home base the trio writes, produces and mixes their music single-handedly.
Truth is released out now on BERT music (a division of TCBYML)
writer: Thijs van Leeuwen, Niels-Jan van Dijk, Kees Braam