Six years on from their dazzling debut at RMH, shadowy noise pop outfit Fews return on April 27th!
Their show in 2017 was the stuff of legends, and with a brand new album on the way, this is already set to be unmissable…
“Spiny noise-pop jams that occasionally resemble New York contemporaries DIIV, and even bits of early era Cure, in their moody guitar styles” – All Music
Fews are a Swedish-based/American-fronted quartet who operate largely out of London. After early demos of their noisy post-punk-meets-shoegaze approach to songwriting caught the attention of various labels and producers, Fews evolved from the songwriting project of two like-minded musicians into a fully formed band, working with producer Dan Carey on several well-received singles and eventually their acclaimed 2016 debut album, Means.
In 2013, David Alexander moved from San Francisco to Malmo, Sweden, to work on music with Fred Rundqvis after cultivating a friendship with him online. The two had bonded over their love of dark and uneasy bands, and began writing songs together that looked to Krautrock’s repetitive rhythms as much as they did the grim tonality of Radiohead or Interpol. After getting enthusiastic responses to their early demos from labels and producers, Rundqvis and Alexander enlisted drummer Rasmus “Rusty” Andersson and a bassist who went only by Lulu to take Fews from a writing project to a fully formed band. They worked extensively with British producer Dan Carey (TOY, Bat for Lashes, Kate Tempest) and signed on with his London-based indie label Speedy Wunderground, which released their debut single, ‘ILL’, in 2015.
“Fresh, exhilarating and mesmerizingly addictive” – Music OMH
“Sometimes a short sharp shock is all that’s required to get the adrenaline flowing. Which is just as well because post punk collective Fews have an abundance of them at their disposal” – Drowned in Sound