24 Mar 2016

News of Fews Debut Album ‘Means’ Hits After SXSW

In our previous piece on FEWS in anticipation of SXSW 2016, I (and I’m sure many others) expected that we would hear about the band’s debut album fairly soon. And so it is, Means will be released on May 20 on Play It Again Sam. This week FEWS also let go of a new single “100 Goosebumps.”

Tricking you into thinking they’ve tapped into their soft side, the first few seconds linger with a slow little melody, then pounces with a furious pace and hustle that lives up to the song title’s name. The drums palpitate on “100 Goosebumps” as the guitar lines ride the rails, further fueling the excitement of FEWS new album come springtime.

Because of the nature of SXSW and everything constantly happening at once, there are always a few missed moments that leave you gutted. In contrast to the band's other single, “Zoo,” time was not on my side. Arriving just after FEWS' slot at the PIAS, British Music Embassy showcase (Latitude 30), I was left to only hear my friends exclaiming, “Those guys were AMAZING!!” Naively expecting they had other gigs lined up that week, that was not to be, due to VISA restrictions. Gutted.

Fingers crossed and VISA i’s dotted, FEWS will make it back to the states again. In the meantime, UK fans can catch them during their spring tour, including an appearance at this year’s Great Escape Festival:

4/20 Leeds, UK @ Live At Leeds Festival
5/01 Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival
5/19-21 Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
5/24 Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
5/25 London, UK @ Sebright Arms
5/27 Manchester, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
5/28 Bristol, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
5/29 Nottingham, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
7/15-17 Leeuwarden, Holland @ Welcome To The Village Festival
7/23 Topcliffe, UK @ Deer Shed Festival
8/18-21 Brecon, UK @ Green Man Festival

Full track listing for Means:

01 “I.D.”

02 “The Zoo”

03 “Drinking Games”

04 “The Queen”

05 “10 Things”

06 “100 Goosebumps”

07 “Keep On Telling Myself”

08 “If Things Go On Like This”

09 “Zlatan”

10 “ILL”

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