The English rock’n’roll trio Fick As Fieves are set to release the single English Weather on the 22nd.
Fick As Fieves
You know that moment when you reach in to your wardrobe and catch site of your favourite piece of clothing and think – I don’t care what I am meant to be doing today – I am wearing this come what may?
The unpretentious sounds of Fick As Fieves always brings a delighted smile and English Weather is no exception. I feel like a joyful chipmunk discovering a hidden stash of nutrition – as I am allowed to share this with you prior to Friday.
Snaffle up the volume and clear some dance-floor – oh and a lasso-rope to swirl above the head would be handy too as, like a cowfolk riding a bucking bronco dressed in leather chaps, there is no dance-move that is too excessive as the bluesy guitar bleeds through the ears with the listener delightedly aiming to keep balance with their own frantic body sway.
If you are not whooping with delight, breathless and sweating profusely at the end of English Weather – you are either not listening through a full speaker system or are reading the wrong music review site.
Let’s once again get confessions out of the way – there was a theory that I was going to publish this article on the 18th – and once again my idea of a diary and real life have come a tad unstuck – so apologies to everyone involved that despite over a weeks notice, I still managed to get it wrong…
… Due for release on the 22nd – Oh My Love (Look at the Mess We’ve Made) – is able to swarm around the room in sarcastic humour and bittersweet recollection of personal circumstance without the audience needing to understand the context which ponders of a recent band break-up to appreciate the composition as it rattles through the ears.
The audience is drawn to thoughts of ’70s platform boots and painted faces as the fantastical sweeping soundtrack of gazey guitar and pulsing bass / percussion rounded out by a half-spoken vocal tumbles out of the speakers.
Prior to hitting play – ensure you are dressed in suitable attire as though attending The Rocky Horror Picture Show – and join in with the dance-steps and rousing chorus.
Following on from the introduction earlier in the yearUmmerica is as equally an uncompromising distillation of of socio-geopolitical-landgrab.
The track breaks in to three distinctive chapters, opening with a pressurised combination of compressed instrumentation and flurried lyric, prior to expanding in to a lamentation of societal structures built on blinded bigotry and closing with a disconcerted expression of frustration.
Irascible Fuck Brigade doesn’t seek to create music which is easy on the ear, rather to deliver a message of protest that necessarily pulls no punches whilst imploring the listener to break their chains.
The US grunge duo No Kill released the single Eddie Vedder on the 14th.
Drenching the room in guitars which sound as though they have been soaked in wet grass for a week there is a sublime whiff of damp meadows as the scuzzy guitars sheer across the ears to the accompaniment of pulsing drum that slaps through the ears as the shadowed vocal hovers above the fray like a condor hunting on the thermals in the Andes.
After a two year break since 2015 a couple of songs have arisen this (available on bandcamp) and one can only hope they are now firmly back on track.
I found this morning an email laying in my email inbox from 2015 – sadly it is not alone – however until I have read an email it is never deleted and there is always the assurance I will get back to introductions as soon as I am able, though quite evidently not always as quickly as I would wish – so if you are in band, have sent me an introduction but haven’t had a response, it doesn’t mean I can’t be bothered, it merely means I haven’t got to it yet. As I have also mentioned – from time to time my delay works out as reasonable timing and this being a case in point…
…Released on the 14th was the single Let’s Talk. A gloomy composition that fills the room with dark clouds as the speaker breaking bass thumps through the ears with the echoing guitar weaving silken threads as the slowly punching drums provide a menacing backdrop through which the distorted vocal menaces the audience.
Let’s Talk is available through I Give You Give with all proceeds being donated to Médicins Sans Frontiéres, Save The Children and Greenpeace Environmental Trust.