This week, we dig into Coventry band Feet's messy noise...
KEY TRACK: Outer Rim
LABEL: Clapped Records
MANAGEMENT: Q Prime
WHO: Feet are lead singer George, guitarists Harry and Callum, bassist Oli and drummer Ben or, as their Facebook page has it: Jeep, Rains Parker, NHS, Oli and Hookings. Nicknames are back, guys.
WHAT: Reflecting their Stig Of The Dump aesthetic and dodgy aliases, Feet’s music is a noisy mess. This lot smudge Britpop with post-punk, then smear the result with larger-than-life character.
WHERE: Feet come from Cov, or Coventry to you.
THEY LOOK LIKE A LAUGH…
Quite. After meeting at university, Feet began recording – initially in an abandoned barn in Huntingdon, then in a retirement village in Portsmouth and lately in London – and their songs are full of lines such as, ‘Spent all my loan on beer and biscuits’.
Whether you dig the wackiness schtick or not, Feet are rising fast. They’re in the same management stable as Metallica and Foals, while a recent performance in drag at Reading Festival drew plaudits.
An October tour to mark the release of their debut LP. Its name? What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham. Classic.