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Malmö, Skåne, Sweden | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Malmö, Skåne, Sweden | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Indie




"NME 'On Repeat'"

This track from Swedish-American quartet FEWS is the 12th release in producer Dan Carey's Speedy Wunderground singles series. Like previous efforts from Telegram & Toy , 'iLL' was recorded in one 24-hour session in Carey's Streatham studio. Judging by its eight intense minutes , both band and producer must have been dribbling wrecks by the time they cut the record. 'ILL' is from Diiv's school of loose, simple psychedelia. - IPC

"The Times 'Tracks Of The Week'"

Fans of Neu! And Jesus & Mary Chain will love this American / Swedish four piece who cook up a propulsive raging storm of motorik noise-rock. - News UK

"Power & Vodka: an interview with FEWS"

"Talking about his first impressions of the band (producer) Dan Carey says: " I was blown-away when I first heard the demos of 'The Zoo' particularly at the point which it turns from major to minor. The song did it in such a subtle and unusual way that I immediately decided that I wanted to make a whole album with them....they have an incredibly open, glassy & clear sound , even when they are hitting it really hard. In my mind, this creates possibilities which aren't there for most bands." - The Quietus

"Sunday Times 'Hottest Tracks'"

Eight minutes of crepuscular motorbike marvelessnous from a new American- Swedish band. - News UK

"The Independent 'What's On The Stereo?'"

The new track from Swedish /American quartet FEWS , who share a label with wordsmith Kate Tempest, is a trippy, unorthodox listen. - Independent Print Ltd

"Speedy Wunderground to release eight-minute post-psych jam by FEWS as their 12th release"

FEWS will unleash "ILL", created in the Speedy Wunderground way - "recorded in one day, mixed within twenty-four hours and mastered immediately afterwards." It's set to be the 12th single released in this fashion. There are other rules from SW boss Dan Carey, which you can check out here.

Other acts to create a Speedy Wunderground single include Teleman, JUCE and Kate Tempest.

FEWS have created a throbby post-punk paean for their release. The basslines and rhythms, blended into a locomotive motorik, lull you into a haze, while the far-out vocals keep you hypnotised and read to dissolve into the ether... at least to begin with. At over eight minutes long, it's a fairly beefy cut to take in all at once, but the impressive, gradual evolution and resulting cataclysmic conclusion is more than worth the wait. It morphs from krautrock to classic psych to wall-of-noise post-rock, before collapsing in on itself in a haze of static, reverb and sonic shrapnel.

The limited edition "ILL" 7" will be released on 15 June. - The Line Of Best Fit

"Jangling Pop from Fews"

Still not entirely sure how I feel about the band name here, but I know that I’m definitely feeling the vibe on this new track from Fews. Immediately, the jangling guitars ring out just before the rhythm section joins in to propel the tune forward. You’ll hear a bit of a soft dream vocal on here, but the recording and some of the inflections make it just a bit more playful than some of the group’s peers. The band sound like a more upbeat version of the Drums, which isn’t a bad thing, so we look forward to hearing more from these guys now that they’ve returned to the music fold. - Nathan Lankford


It might not rank alongside the Tom Vek’s and Jamie T’s of this world, but FEWS’ spell out of the spotlight was similarly prolonged. After stirring the scene with debut ‘10 THINGS’, the Sweden via North American duo immediately lined themselves up alongside specialists in propulsive, head-turning, riff-heavy guitar pop. DIIV and Beach Fossils are the obvious contemporaries, and that still stands despite it being two years since their debut.

Returning gambit ‘THE ZOO’, however, gave reason to the quiet patch. They’d honed up their methods, returning with a fuller sound that didn’t just mimic contemporaries - it soared straight past.

They’re wasting no time in furthering their cause with new song ‘SEASICK’, which cures any ills left over for those who spent 2 years holding out for new material. The opening line “it’s another day” requires zero context - it’s bittersweet enough to tell its own story. On goes the melancholic, jangly wave, vocals drenched in feedback, every element bordering on euphoric. It’s evident that FEWS spent their studio time determined to be anything but “just another dreampop” band - this latest cut places them far ahead of the pack. - Jamie Milton

"Tracks: FEWS - The Zoo"

It's been nearly two years since FEWS burst into our ear-waves with "10 Things", "If Things Go On Like This" and their penchant for creating DIIV-like guitar riffs and atmospherics - not that they should be pigeon-holed like that, of course.

"The Zoo" shows signs of progression for the band, even if only eenie weenie ones. They still sound very reminiscent of said band, but adding some crisper production and sharper melodies. "The Zoo" pulses along at a frenetic pace, as jangle-pop guitar lines battle it out with demonic basslines and those unnervingly dulcet vocals. - Phill Walker

"FEWS – “The Zoo” (Stereogum Premiere)"

There’s little we know about London-based Swedish band FEWS except for the fact that they’ve been working with hailed producer Dan Carey, a connection that shows strongly in their work. Having just been signed to Play It Again Sam earlier this year, FEWS’ treatment of malevolent post-punk in new track “The Zoo” is a swaggering undertaking that bears additional semblance to DIIV and Faust. If you take all this in and then add Carey’s input to the mix — his producing repertoire includes TOY, SEXWITCH, and Childhood, to name a few — it’ll be no doubt that FEWS are a band worth keeping an eye (or ear) on. Listen below. - Cady Siregar


'ILL' (Ltd 7" / Digital , Speedy Wunderground)
'The Zoo' (Ltd 7" / Digital, Play It Again Sam) 



American-Swedish recently discovered noise exponents FEWS specialise in propulsive, motorik noise-pop. Not many bands would dare to release an 8 minute psych / Kraut burner for their debut, 'ILL' was described by The Times as a meeting of NEU! & the Jesus & Mary Chain.
2015 was an incredible year for the band; it began with an invitation to support Ghostpoet , thereafter the band entered the studio of producer Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes / Sexwitch, Kate Tempest, Toy) who released the bands debut single 'ILL' on his Speedy Wunderground label. Further cementing the relationship, Carey has produced the FEWS debut album which is scheduled for release in Spring 2016 on Play It Again Sam.
Latest single 'The Zoo', described by Stereogum as 
'malevolent post-punk that bears additional semblance to DIIV and Faust', finished the year playlisted at BBC 6Music, Triple J and included on Apple Music 'The A-list - Alternative'. 

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