Just last month, we premiered MONSTER CAT's latest release, a wonderfully kinetic four-track live EP called Redux. Recorded in Snakeweed Studios under the watchful eyes and ears of Leonard Soosay, the reworked and rearranged live version of songs from The Violet Hour proved to be explosive - capturing the raw, unfiltered energy of MONSTER CAT’s live performances by presenting full, unedited takes. Showcasing the new 7-piece outfit at their best, these sessions are closest recreation of a MONSTER CAT live show possible.
Alongside the recordings, the band are also presenting videos of the sessions for your viewing pleasure, shot and edited by the amazingly talented Marcia Ong and Benjamin Ong respectively. The last Redux video the band released was a vibrant rendition for 'Take Me To Love'. And this time, we once again have the pleasure of premiering the second (of three) videos in the Redux series - an urgent and galloping live performance of their alt-rock existential salvo 'Creature'.
The single isn't just a standout track, its also one of the most significant songs off their last LP. As Wang Wei Yang aka Hentai Cat explains, “Because of its role in The Violet Hour narrative, 'Creature' occupied an important position in our live shows and on the album. It’s the starting point of the journey, after our protagonist’s initial proclamation of intent in “Take Me To Love”. With its anxious, probing lyrics and stumbling time signatures, the song outlines the predicament of The Artist setting out - to try, to be. In a way, it’s our love song to all other musicians and artists.”
Watch the full video below.
MONSTER CAT's Redux is available for free download via Bandcamp.