The Great Escape, Brighton

May 2015

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Of course it’s impossible to see everything at these urban music events. Venues are packed and names fly at you from all directions. Fortunately I manage to stumble upon Feverish in a Victorian theatre down one of those rococo Brighton back alleys, a venue that adds to the sense of grandeur of the band who create a powerful sound that utilises space and a powerful brooding intensity that uses dynamics and an intelligent melancholy that already sounds like it fill a stadium with its sonic adventure.

Feverist (great name) already sound like the finished article. There is no fumbling towards greatness here and their huge sound is captivating the audience. they play with a stated intensity like their lives depend on their noise and so it should. They sit somewhere between rock’s bleak narratives and surprisingly pop edge that gives their songs a moody melodic sheen.

The almost tribal rhythms and well thought out structures of their songs and their magnetic presence will see them break out from the over-populated new band scene and into the outs world with an assured thunder and we fully expect to see them cling their way up the third stages at festivals this summer with a sound that is surprisingly original in an over crowded field.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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