Recently signed to Play It Again Sam label, The Swedish/U.S.band FEWS have announced news of their debut album MEANS, due out on May 20th.
Coming into view last summer with the single “ILL” – an eight-minute sonic rollercoaster courtesy of Dan Carey’s Speedy Wundergound imprint, FEWS then marked their debut for Play It Again Sam with “The Zoo”. Inhabiting a musical landscape that evokes a post-punk legacy.
The Swedish / US quartet have been swift in getting things off the ground, 2016 has already seen a series of rapturously received live shows. Intermingled with their own live shows, the band have also accompanied the likes of Fat White Family and Money in Europe whilst the UK has seen them traversing the country as guests for Bloc Party and the recent sold out Spring King tour.
“100 Goosebumps” reveals another side to the four-piece, a swath of pulsating guitar backed with a metronomic backbeat, almost three minutes of perfect symmetry that has already proven to be a live highlight and destined to be a festival favourite this summer….
From producer and label head Dan Carey:
“I was blown away when I first heard the demo of The Zoo, particularly at the point at which it first turns from major to minor. The song did it in such a subtle and unusual way that I immediately decided I wanted to make a whole album with them… they have an incredibly open, glassy and clear sound, even when they are hitting it really hard. In my mind, this creates possibilities which aren’t there for most bands.”
Produced by Dan Carey at his South London studio in the Autumn of 2015 theirs has proved a fruitful relationship – one that also occasionally sees Carey appear with the band for their live finale, the Krautrock inspired ILL.
2. The Zoo
3. Drinking Games
4. The Queen
5. 10 Things
6. 100 Goosebumps
7. Keep on Telling Myself
8. If Things Go On Like This
Fews: Live Dates
Apr 30 – LEEDS – Live At Leeds Festival
May 1 – GLASGOW – Stag & Dagger Festival
May 19-21- BRIGHTON – The Great Escape Festival
May 24 – CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms
May 25 – LONDON – Sebright Arms
May 27 – MANCHESTER – Dot To Dot Festival
May 28 – BRISTOL – Dot To Dot Festival
May 29 – NOTTINGHAM – Dot To Dot Festival
Jul 15-17 – HOLLAND – Welcome To The Village Festival
Jul 22-24 – TOPCLIFFE – Deer Shed Festival
Aug 18-21 – BRECON – Green Man Festival