Driving, raucous indie punk
Ciara Bains
13:36 23rd July 2019

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Following the recent release of singles ‘English Weather’ and ‘Ad Blue’, FEET have today (23 July) released the third of four tasty instalments to their upcoming debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham. As if the band hadn’t already been this year’s most trusty suppliers of musical goods, newest single ‘Outer Rim’ is another gritty, endlessly energetic gift upon listening. 

‘Outer Rim’ ventures the five-piece away from modern Britpop groove mastery onto a hot pursuit of driving, raucous indie punk. The song started out under the alias Prang Meets Pong Meets Peng Meets Ping, since those were the only viable adjectives at the time with which we could describe it”, explain FEET. “We soon came around to rationality and scrapped the whole bastard thing. Using the remaining debris, the song was soon reinvigorated into a punky-boi”. 

Along it’s ceaselessly avant-garde evolution, the song then inherited the alias ‘Mel Gibson’...“We were then put in touch with Mel Gibson’s lawyers, who, enraged with the title, threatened to release the unseen third instalment of Passion of the Christ. With the sanity of humanity at stake, we scrapped the name and decided a lyric from the song was much more, you know, not Mel Gibson. Thank us later.”

With every release, FEET find a way of capturing the palpable energy of their legendary live shows - it seems intrinsic to the existence of ‘Outer Rim’ to induce visions of moshing madness and mob like chanting - something that they’ve even captured and branded in their very own Clapped Night Out events. 

To be a lucky witness to a band who are sure to take the world by a truly welcome and all encompassing storm, get yourself down to one of their upcoming tour dates. Really. You’d be a fool not to:

26 - Oxfordshire, Truck Festival
27  - Derbyshire, Y Not Festival

10 - Cornwall, Boardmasters
24 - Reading, Reading Festival
25 - Leeds, Leeds Festival
30 - Netherlands, Bruis Festival

07 - Kent, Wheels and Fins Festival

19 - Cardiff Swn Festival - Clwb Ifor Bach
20 - Bristol, Rough Trade
21 - Bedfordshire, Bedford Esquires
22 - London, The Camden Assembly
24 - Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells Forum
25 - Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall
26 - Brighton, Patterns
27 - Southampton, Heartbreakers
29 - Norwich, Waterfront
30 - Nottingham, The Bodega

01 - Manchester, YES
02 - Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
03 - Liverpool, Sound
05 - Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
06 - Newcastle, Think Tank
07 - Edinburgh, The Mash House
08 - Glasgow, Stereo
09 - Dublin,The Sound House

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Photo: Dave Willis