Swedish/US quartet FEWS have accompanied the announcement of their first UK headline tour, with a video for their new single 1q0 things, which has already proved its popularity in the bands live shows. Citing influences, apart from musical, including Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy, surrealist painter Rene Maigritte and Swedish football idol Zlatan Ibrahimovic, immortalised in the album track Zlatan, the band are clearly set slightly apart from the norm.
10 things is this winding, shuffling slice of indie pop, built on these rippling guitar riffs, which twist all over the accompaniment, with splashy drums and drips and shards of guitar and synth laying down the vibe for the compelling, singalong vocal. In keeping with their image, the video is gloriously lo-fi, with the pins in a bowling alley taking their revenge.
Check it out, here
The band have also announced an October UK tour, following on from Summer festival dates. Full details below.
July 23rd Topcliffe Deer Shed Festival
July 21/24 Huntingdon The Secret Garden Party
Aug 20th Brecon Beacons Green Man Festival
Sept 3rd Salisbury End Of The Road Festival
Oct 1st Leicester Cookie
Oct 2nd Manchester Gullivers
Oct 4th Leeds Oporto
Oct 5th Glasgow Broadcast
Oct 6th Newcastle Cluny 2
Oct 8th Guildford Boileroom
Oct 10th London The Victoria
Oct 11th Bristol Crofters
Oct 12th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Oct 13th Oxford Bullingdon
Nov 2-5 Reyjavik, Iceland Iceland Airwaves Festival