FEWS are yet another act in a long line of ridiculously talented Malmo based bands, and with their new LP on the horizon, it’s time we give this new tune a spin. It’s got this natural movement and sharpness to the guitars, akin to what I remember from that one good Bloc Party album…though more in an angular arty way, as opposed to the dance rhythms. What really sold me, however, was the sort of cool indifference of the chorus, polished off to leave you with this driving groove you can’t escape. The band’s Into Red will be released on March 1st via Play It Again Sam.
Just because this song’s filled with noise, don’t feel like FEWS are ascribing themselves to any particular genre of gaze or anything. Instead, they’re just creating this wall of heavy riffs that crash down upon your ears as the drums pound ominously in the distance. I’m interested in the matter-of-fact delivery of the vocals, almost hidden deep within the confines of the tune. And suddenly, it’s over. You’re jamming, you’re rocking…and then its done, so you can go back and play it again. Oh, and in case you haven’t caught the musical reference point yet, perhaps go check out Gary Numan.
Swedish band FEWS have just signed to Play It Again Sam, which means that they deserve to be on your to-listen list. This track “The Zoo” from the group of gentleman is a three and a half minute cyclone of post punk, that whirls through with its violent guitars and brooding darkness. It doesn’t take long at all to be swept up in the tune, which makes me believe that their upcoming debut album, that we should expect sometime early next year, will be one not to miss. Take a listen below.
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Still not entirely sure how I feel about the band name here, but I know that I’m definitely feeling the vibe on this new track from Fews. Immediately, the jangling guitars ring out just before the rhythm section joins in to propel the tune forward. You’ll hear a bit of a soft dream vocal on here, but the recording and some of the inflections make it just a bit more playful than some of the group’s peers. The band sound like a more upbeat version of the Drums, which isn’t a bad thing, so we look forward to hearing more from these guys now that they’ve returned to the music fold.
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