New Music Of The Day: Fews – ‘The Queen’

Guitar music. Sweet, evolving, guitar music.

Along with the seasonal prophecies of “The end of guitar bands forever. Amen.” comes a team of artists that show every LogicPro-wielding producer what it means to enjoy warm lager, strap on a guitar and sweat your ass off, in the name of expression.

Pixies. There’s a great guitar band we all know. We’ll come back to them.

Fews. You haven’t heard of them, have you? Well, that’s about to change.

Since appearing on the scene with Dan Carey (Bloc Party, TOY, Django Django, Bat For Lashes) produced debut single – ‘lll’ – back in 2015, we’ve been keeping a keen ear on these boys as they drip feed us songs that feel like four buzzed-out dudes getting messy in a room.

Debut album, ‘Means’, sees the band and Carey working together again to create an album that is as bold and defiant as it is listenable. Sure, it nods to the hallmarks of fingerline indie, but they’re largely buried under a dirty coat, and this rusty ballet of melodies and atmospherics is regularly intercepted by almost prog-like sprawling passages which let you know that, while it’s likely to be ‘in them’, they have little interest in making a mass market record, and isn’t that just kinda better?

Oh, the guys are supporting Pixies and are playing a load of other shows. Check it below. In the meantime, get an early glimpse of the band performing their track ‘The Queen’ courtesy of our friends at DistillerTV:

See Fews live here

01.10 Leicester Cookie

02.10 Manchester Gullivers

04.10 Leeds Oporto

05.10 Glasgow Broadcast

06.10 Newcastle Cluny 2

08.10 Guildford Boileroom

09.10 Bognor Regis Rockaway Beach

10.10 London Victoria

11.10 Bristol Crofters

12.10 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

13.10 Oxford Bullingdon

04.11 Reyjavik Iceland Airwaves

15.11 Vienna Gasometer *

16.11 Poznan Hala Arena *

17.11 Prague Forum Karlin *

18.11 Montreux Auditorium Stravinski *

20.11 Barcelona Sant Jordi Club *

21.11 Porto Coliseu *

23.11 Paris Zenith *

24.11 Koln Palladium *

25.11 Antwerp Lotto Arena *

27.11 Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall *

28.11 London Brixton Academy *

29.11 London Brixton Academy *

30.11 Leeds O2 Academy *

02.12 Glasgow Brarowlands *

03.12 Newcastle O2 Academy *

04.12 Manchester O2 Apollo *

06.12 London Brixton Academy *

07.12 Cardiff Arena *

08.12 Birmingham O2 Academy *

*supporting The Pixies