Opening track from the album ‘DEVOTION’ due for release on March 11th, 2022
A song about discovering the incredible images of one of the greatest photographers of our time; Don McCullin, who although best known for his iconic images of human conflict, also made awe-inspiring images of vagrants in London’s East End during the 1960s, and breathtaking portraits of the Industrial North.”
Written by Andrew Stewart, the finished track is the result of a collaboration with musician and producer Jason Odle at Developing Sounds in North Yorkshire. Vocals by Andrew Stewart and Scarlett Stewart Mason. Oil paintings from the video reproduced courtesy of the extraordinary artist Paul Reid.
“This artist is a continuous revelation and discovery. The variety of atmospheres that 1.0.8. is capable of creating is truly incredible. His infinite creativity is full of influences and all these ingredients are expertly organized in a solid and refined musical product. The vocal interpretation of Creature by 1.0.8. is of the highest level as it manages to excite the listener and above all you can feel the passion that this great artist puts into composing and performing his songs. Always confirmed… it is always a pleasure to listen to his music.”
Chris Mariotti – EDGAR ALLAN POETS
“Already a regular artist on The Other Side Reviews, UK-based singer-songwriter 1.0.8. has become a firm favourite of ours. From his EP Nine Times Twelve to the single ‘Devotion’, Andrew Stewart is a boundary-breaking musician oozing sophistication in his sound. While 1.0.8. describes the inspiration behind ‘Creature’ as awe-inspiring, I have to say that this tune is pretty awe-inspiring as well. Delving into the contemporary lifestyle of yesteryear, ‘Creature’ brings life to these reflective pieces in a modern-day music scene.”
OTHER SIDE REVIEWS – Nicole Mendes
The images of Don McCullin and the song “Creature” from 1.0.8. is something to be desired. Discovering artists such as Andrew, opens you up to many different worlds. You don’t want to miss out what Andrew does next so make sure to set your calendars on March 18 for his album release “Devotion”.
RISING ARTISTS – Jaye Mavick
“Felt like we opening the door to darkness here early doors, but a bit of steel and we could enjoy the Creature that emerged and what a propulsive thing it proved to me.”
“Creature” is one of those songs that emanates cinematic images from its intro. By the way, what a release! One of the most impactful of recent times… What a masterful song “Creatures” is, will inevitably conspire to the massive growth of the 1.0.8 name. for the planet! The tribal beat carries the powerful instrumental that permeates through several seventies incisions, such as psychedelia and heavy alternative textures in its discourse. The incredible vocals, full of vigour in the driving of the narrative…! “Creatures” exudes an extremely particular personality, sounding unique in its artistic prognosis. In fact, the concept of music exasperates by the deepest dimensions in his research, permeating an absurdly attractive and unusual artistic work. An absolutely SENSATIONAL song!”
“it has a suitably uncomfortable feel about it, as if it is hold a mirror up to the world, the good and the bad.”
This single sets 1.0.8. as an artist to watch in 2022.