Post-punk new comers based in Leeds, FEHM are back again with a brand-new feel and flow in their latest track ‘Scarborough Warning’. This new track is ahead of their current line-up of live shows that will span over the all the summer months and mix in with their album recording sessions.
Combining influences such as New Order, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears and Soft Cell this ‘post-punk’ path they have chosen to walk down is defiantly something that they are on their way to near perfecting. Being a five-piece band from the depths of Leeds who create music that is “Startlingly brisk and wholly stark”. No truer words have been spoken about the band themselves as within their brand-new track they have encapsulated what it means to try and bring about something fresh into a genre that is renowned for holding legends within it. Tackling the ‘post-punk’ era head first FEHM are one of the key players within the musical scene in Leeds that seemingly find it effortless to create such meaningful and innovative music within the genre.
Being a part of the ever evolving, close knit DIY community their debut EP ‘Circadian Life’ released on Art Is Hard Records in late 2016 was described by DIY as “Cut through with searing white heat…a fearsome stride forward”. New singles like ‘Scarborough Warning’ and ‘The Sea To Come’ see the band fully embracing their ever-expanding sounds and expressing themselves further into the darker sonic depths that their last releases hinted at. Layers of synths, packed in guitars and captivating basslines help express their love of everything old school with melodic vocals bringing it back into the 21st century.
Talking about the themes behind the new single the band’s singer Paul Riddle explained: “‘Scarborough Warning’ is fundamentally about asking questions on why we can’t all stand together regardless of sex, race or religion. It jumps between first, second and third person perspectives, from my own thought process to that of other peoples.” FEHM are fast gaining a reputation as an impassioned and intense live act following support slots with the likes of Protomartyr, Eagulls, Metz, Kagoule, Chain of Flowers, Public Access TV, The Chameleons and Bad Breeding. The band will be appearing at Bluedot Festival in Cheshire on the 21st of July as well as a number of other shows in Newcastle, Manchester and London.
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