At the Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (sponsored by 89.3 The Current)
The Preatures are a five-piece rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band formed in 2010 after Izzi, Jack and Tom met Gideon at the Lansdowne Hotel. Luke joined a year later on drums. The lead single off their second EP 'Is This How You Feel' became a breakthrough hit, earning both popular and critical acclaim in Australia and overseas. Pitchfork called it "groove based confection that explodes into one of the year's best choruses." In August 2013 'Is This How You Feel' won the coveted $50,000 first prize in the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. Soon after The Preatures signed with Harvest Records in the US and Virgin EMI in the UK. In October 2013 the band played CMJ in New York and club shows in LA and London. They were featured by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and singled out by NME as one of the top two acts of CMJ. The single has since gone gold and reached number 9 on Triple J's Hottest 100 list of 2013. The band head back overseas for a run of shows in the UK and the US, including SXSW and Coachella. Their debut album is due out 2014.