Today, our new music spotlight is on FEET.
Line-up: Jeep (vocals), Rains Parker (guitar), Nhs (guitar), Oli (bass), Hookings (drums)
About: George (Jeep), Oli, Harry, Callum & Joe did pretty poorly at their A levels and ended up at Coventry University. Some mutual friends, pasta, rounds in and a scotch egg later, we had FEET!
Late 2017 saw the indie newcomers release their debut 7” ‘Petty Thieving/Macho Macho’ on Felix White’s (The Maccabees) YALA Records to much praise. Jeep rather lazily wrote most of ‘Petty Thieving’ on a 4-string guitar because he couldn’t be bothered to re-string it. The lyrics came from an all-nighter with Oli (bass) around Coventry, which ended with a ‘Spoons breakfast and a few tins on the uni roof garden.
Fast-forward to now, FEET reveal their brand new single ‘Back Seat Driver’, another slice of the band’s very own raucous indie-pop, steeped in infectious melodies and brute force. Talking about the new tune, FEET explained… “Harry wrote the riff cos he was pissed off after Jeep made him another naff cuppa”.
Undoubtedly on the rise, FEET are set to cram into Harry’s 3 door, dinged up old banger and rag it up and down the country this summer, playing a heap of festivals like Field Day, Neighbourhood Weekender, Truck, Boardmasters, Tramlines – plus a trio of gigs back on the road with their pal Declan McKenna in June.
What Hidden Herd say: Consider us hooked on FEET’s rambunctious guitar-pop, which is chock-full of contagious hooks and feral energy. Brand new single ‘Back Seat Driver’ is another humdinger, melding jangly licks with an exuberant refrain.
For fans of: Declan McKenna, Sports Team, whenyoung
10th June @ Bulb Festival, Russia
15th June @ Chinnerys, Southend (w/Declan McKenna)
23rd June @ Bushstock Festival, London
29th June @ The Sugarmill, Stoke (w/Declan McKenna)
30th June @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/Declan McKenna)
21st July @ Truck Festival, Oxford
22nd July @ Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
27th July @ Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
29th July @ Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
11th August @ Boardmasters, Cornwall