HULL’S Fever usher in the end of the summer with a guitar pop choon soaring for the sky in a simple plea for “Honesty”. It’s proper sweet. Have a listen below.
The song’s out today via Very Clever Records, and it’s all direct to your heartstrings, doe-eyed pop. Sometimes the simple tunes really are the best ones.
Fever have been kicking their heels after a run of packed houses on their January tour promised so much for a year scuppered by the ‘rona. They made the best of lockdown with some at-home sessions, knocking out covers of The Coral and The Housemartins; meanwhile singer-songwriter James Harrod worked on carving some tunes into shape.
The band have actually been sitting on “Honesty” for four months now, pushing their patience to the limit; they got it laid down in the studio the second they were able.
James says: “‘Honesty’ is a song about being at the make or break point with someone you like. It’s saying: we could keep on playing these games with each other or we can just be honest and see what happens.”
Honesty comes with a digital ‘B-side’ in the form of “Back For More”, on which they hit a deeper R’n’B groove.
Hopefully 2021 will look up for Fever (and us all), as the band confirm a series of UK dates, as follows.
On Friday, March 5th, 2021, they’ll be appearing at Manchester Gorilla, supporting Pacific; and then touring in support of Blossoms, as follows.
Wednesday, March 17th, Lincoln, Engine Shed;
Friday, March 19th, Stoke, Victoria Hall;
Saturday, March 29th, Leicester, O2 Academy;
Sunday, March 21st, Cambridge Junction, and
Monday, March 29th, London O2 Forum, Kentish Town.