St. Catharine’s own Brittany Brooks (a.k.a) Creature Speak has emerged from the shadows with a new band and a haunting sound. A ghostly musical performance amplified by a visual showcase of light and shadow play.
Creature Speak, formerly known as Howler, formed in 2010 as a folk duet consisting of Brittany Brooks and Nick Arseneau. Since then, Brooks has stepped into the light to create a new original sound for Creature Speak along with a full length self released album “Shadow Songs”. The new album acts as an homage to Brook’s father who passed in 2013, and although the music includes themes of loss and despair, Brook’s instrumentation and sincere voice offers audiences an engaging and joyful performance. Within the first month of releasing “Shadow Songs” the album has been reviewed internationally and featured on Bandcamp as a “New and Notable Record”.
Brittany Brooks – lead vocals, banjo, guitar, accordion
Avery O’Rourke – bass guitarist, synth, vocals
Joe Mahoney – percussion
Sean Benton – guitar
“Get deeply lost in this fragile, haunting, reflective LP by Creature Speak, in memory of her father.” -Bandcamp, New and Notable Records
“Brooks’ voice resonates with a calm but deeply emotional sound. She lists her musical genre as “folk fire side ghost stories”which feels perfect to meâ€”this is an ideal sound for low times.” -Bitch Media, Portland “A sorrowful, yet strangely comforting collection that beings us closer to a truth we’ve almost forgotten. ‘Shadow Songs’ is a powerful and cathartic tribute to the deep human connections that defy time and death” – Gold Flake Paint, UK “Brook’s banjo and seemingly effortless, oft-otherworldly vocals are at the fore, providing within the framework of some quite dreamy contemporary folk songs. Sounding like an amalgam of Laura Gibson and Shelley Short.” – Folk Radio, UK