After two fantastic singles and a Wild-West take-back we’ll never be able to forget, FEET announce their debut album.
FEET have announced their highly, hotly anticipated debut album ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’, due to be released on August 2nd 2019 via Clapped Records.
The news came with the release of their latest single ‘Ad Blue’ which premiered on Jack Saunders’ Radio 1 show. Of the new single, FEET said, “It was the first song that really became about rhythm, and creating a more dance-orientated experience for our audiences. It’s also technically about making unsuspecting cups of tea with diesel additive as a H2O substitute. We all have bad days.”
The single also came accompanied by a Wild-West-themed video which “hints at the song’s conceptual source” explain the band “… kettle’s, blue liquid, dancing, whilst also converging with a more general wild west theme about oil men, an idea that Jeep (frontman George) has been juggling around his bizarre head for a while. This sort of responsibility is beneficial for the rest of us because if the video does nothing for us we’ll be happy to send the corporate hounds in his direction.”
‘Ad Blue’ is the second track lifted from their recent album sessions where they were joined by non other than producer Cam Blackwood (Jamie T, London Grammar, Billie Marten, etc) in the studio and later mixed by the legendary Alan Moulder (Foals, Interpol, Beach House, etc). Experimentation was integeral to the process, from singing about the unpredicibility of the humble hot dog (which is where the album title stems from), to stepping out of their comfort zone and relinquishing traditional song structures.
In the footsteps of ‘Ad Blue’ follows their recent top 10 single ‘English Weather’ which further solidified the bands status as one of the most exciting, quintisentially British guitar bands of recent years. With the likes of NME, DIY, DORK, The Independant, Sunday Times, The Line Of Best Fit, Radio 1, Radio X and Radio 6 showing support early on for the band, this furthered the buzz around FEET ahead of a debut album that fizzes with bright, bold and intensely exciting songwriting.
Fresh off the back of their first ever headline tour, FEET hit the road again in April and May, supporting Honeyblood for the first 12 dates of their tour which kicks off on April 30th in Norwich.
Following the tour, the band are due to take the festival season by the scruff of the neck with a host of appearences already confirmed and many more to be announced … plus a very exciting residency TBA.
With their debut album imminent, and more exciting announcements to come, 2019 is gearing up to be one of the biggest for FEET … “Going into a first album, you don’t have any prior intentions, you just pack the car with cathartic autobiographies, some Carling, and if you’ve not been dropped by your management after a month, you’ve had a result” said FEET. “Without any real sense of direction of scope, the album became really a reflection of the 8 or 9 months we spent moving from place to place writing the f*cker. You doss about with each other for the majority of a year, something’s bound to happen, something to write about, and fortunetely it did. And that’s the album. But that doesn’t sound very cool. It’s about drugs.”
Humor aside, the band also released their ten piece track-list for ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’…
1. Good Richard’s Crash Landing
2. Ad Blue
3. English Weather
4. Petty Thieving
5. Outer Rim
6. Dog Walking
7. Chalet 47
8. Axe Man
9. What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham
10. Wiggy Pop
With the album due to be released on August 2nd, catch them live at the following dates (*=supporting Honeyblood):
30 | Norwich | Waterfront Studio *
01 | Cambridge | Junction 2 *
02 | Leicester | O2 Academy 2 *
03 | York | The Crescent *
04 | Stockton-On-Tees | Georgian Theatre *
05 | Glasgow | Stag & Dagger
07 | Wolverhampton Newhampton Arts Centre *
08 | St Albans | The Horn *
09 | Tunbridge Wells | Tunbridge Wells Forum *
10 | The Great Escape Festival | Brighton (X-Posure Stage)
11 | Southampton | The Joiners *
13 | Reading | Sub89 *
14 | Bath | Moles Club *
15 | Exeter | The Cavern *
25 | All Points East | London (Yala! Stage)
16 | Isle Of Wight Festival | Isle of Wight
26 | Truck Festival | Oxford
27 | Y Not Festival | Derbyshire
10 | Boardmasters | Cornwall