The Preatures are an Australian band from Sydney, New South Wales. The five-piece was formed in 2010 and features Isabella Manfredi on vocals/keyboards, Gideon Bensen (guitar/vocals), Jack Moffitt (guitar), Thomas Champion (bass) and Luke Davison (drums). In 2013, the band won the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition with their song "Is This How You Feel?".
Champion and Moffitt were high school friends who met up with Manfredi at the Australian Institute of Music in 2008. They formed a band playing "bad Rolling Stones covers" and in 2010 added Bensen and Davison under the name The Preachers.
In 2012, they changed the spelling of their name to The Preatures to avoid legal complications with other bands with similar names, signed with Mercury Records and released the EP Shaking Hands. The EP featured the single "Take a Card" and was featured on Triple J Unearthed.
In 2013, they released a second EP, Is This How You Feel? featuring two singles, "Is This How You Feel?" and "Manic Baby". The single "Is This How You Feel?" attracted considerable success, winning the $50,000 Vanda & Young prize, being nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Pop Release and being voted ninth in the prestigious Triple J Hottest 100.
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