FEVA – Uneasy (self-released)
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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

FEVA can be found on their FacebookInstagram,  Soundcloud and they tweet as @fevaband

Words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find him on Twitter at @ioan_humphreys.

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