FEVA – Uneasy (self-released)
Louder than War’s Ioan reviews a ballsy and noisy punk ‘self-release’ that shows lots of promise
August saw fidgety alt-rockers FEVA return with their latest single ‘Uneasy’. Furthering their reputation as one of the North-East’s biggest emerging indie talents, the Newcastle quartet continue to impress with their heaviest release to date.
Of the single, the band say that “It’s not as much of a story but more of a statement”. The four-piece reiterated “The expectations of life can often leave us well and truly out of our comfort zone, torn between yesterday and tomorrow. Uneasy is a punk song at heart, simple and very, very angry. Forget yesterday, forget tomorrow, you’ll get it right eventually”. Fucking lovely.
Having already clocked up impressive supports alongside Anteros, Baby Strange, Otherkin and The Pale White in recent months, the band have picked up reviews with The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Dork, and radio airplay from BBC Radio 1. This leaves them well-placed to make their mark ahead of a busy Autumn. FEVA’s release will be available on all digital platforms.
Back to the single and feedback starts the track. Strained guitars (reminiscent of Editors) squeal and pull for attention. Then come the louche vocals that immediately lead into the shouty and insistent verse vocals over a lovely throbbing bass. The laid-back vocals come back in, before getting noisy and berating once again.
A noisy guitar breakdown leads to more noise and discordance. Nice. The bass, guitar and drums re-group for the final third in a breathless 100mph fashion.
It feels fast and furious and the track is over before you know it. It’s hard to put a finger on where FEVA are coming from musically. But hey, that’s the beauty of music these days. There are no limits and absolutely no pigeonholes. FEVA challenge genres and song structure without a care and that is so refreshing. This track seems to be made without a care and that is what I love about it. I can’t wait to see what they have next in store for us.
Live Dates :
13 Oct – Twisterella Festival, Middlesbrough