After the release of their incredible debut record Means, FEWS became one of 2016’s best hidden gems. A collection of reverb riddled post-punk tracks, Means was an album that knew exactly what it wanted to achieve and it did so masterfully. With claustrophobic vocals and frantic soundscapes that sprawled uncontrollably, FEWS came across as a band who were bursting to get themselves heard.
Now in 2017, FEWS have shared what can only be presumed to be a track off their next upcoming project. Titled LaGuardia, after the revolutionary 20th century politician of the same name, this is a track that builds on what FEWS experimented with at the end of Means. Closing that record was the 8 minute krautrock goliath Ill. An incredibly dense and pummeling track, Ill showed the heights that FEWS could reach.
Now with LaGuardia, whilst only coming in at just under 4 minutes, it still packs the venom that Ill did. Mainly instrumental, the track is astonishingly layered and compact.As it pulsates, you find yourself feeling more and more isolated in it’s post-punk grandeur. The only vocals in the track are “I understand that resistance is something good/ I accept this”, which come in about halfway through and proceed the sonic anarchy that soon follows. With twisted guitars that pierce with menacing precision and pain stricken screams, LaGuardia collapses into a sea of darkness. A murky and contorted track, LaGuardia is a wonderfully crafted listen.
Prolific Aussie psych-rock outfit King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have announced that they’ll be playing a small string of dates this summer across England.
Playing in Manchester, London and Field Day Festival throughout June, King Gizzard are set to release a new album in February.
Coming out February 24th, Flying Microtonal Banana will be the first time King Gizzard have recorded and released a record that uses microtonal tuning.
As well as this release, King Gizzard plan to release another four records in 2017.
June 3rd, Field Day Festival London
June 14th, Albert Hall Manchester
June 15th, O2 Forum Kentish Town London
After their successful 2016, JAWS are hitting the road once again for a three date English tour.
The tour will see the Birmingham outfit visiting Manchester, London and Oxford throughout April.
Last year saw the trio playing a sold out UK tour and the release their sophomore record Simplicity.
Dates and ticket links below
April 25th, Club Academy Manchester
April 26th Scala London
April 27th The Bullingdon Oxford
With their upcoming shows supporting Kings of Leon fast approaching, Wild Nothing have announced a handful of headline shows that’ll take place in and around their dates with the Nashville band.
Creative output of Jack Tatum, Wild Nothing released their third record Life of Pause last year to rave reviews.
Having only played a few of dates in the UK in 2016, this is the perfect opportunity for fans to see Jack and his band live before he begins work on Wild Nothing’s 4th record.
UK & Ireland dates are below
February 18th, Moth Club London
February 19th, First Direct Arena Leeds w/ Kings of Leon
February 20th, Genting Arena Birmingham w/ Kings of Leon
February 22nd, The Hare & Hounds Birmingham
February 23rd, Leaf Liverpool
February 24th, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle w/ Kings of Leon
February 25th, Echo Arena Liverpool w/ Kings of Leon
February 26th, The Deaf Institute Manchester
February 27th, The SSE Hydro Glasgow w/ Kings of Leon
February 28th, Whelans Dublin