Feet have shared their explosive new single, ‘Peace & Quiet’.
The track is the first single from their upcoming EP, Walking Machine, which arrives on August 6th through Nice Swan Records. ‘Peace & Quiet’ is the group’s first effort since their poetically titled 2019 debut, What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham, and their feisty return explains why they are a band that needs to be heard right now.
The lyrics see the band hit out at the state of the current music scene and show them fiercely kick-off at being shoved into incessant boxes. Frontman George Haverson laments faux-punk culture, as he viciously snarls: “Punk is just a haircut, it doesn’t have a meaning.” Elsewhere on the track, the singer takes swipes at “squeaky clean indie boys”, who he calls “corporate ass kissers”.
Commenting on the track, the band say: “It’s about demanding more from the current music scene. 2021 is the year for new and exciting groups supported by a rejuvenated industry. Now’s the time to start small, grass-root scenes and DIY shows at your local village halls. What comes after this ‘Peace and Quiet’? That’s what excites me the most.
“We’re not a post-punk band, we don’t sound like a ‘London band’ whatever that is, but the indie reference in our shared hive mind is related to a major label, squeaky clean sound which isn’t what we want from our band,” they add.
“You either go the mainstream route or the sleazy South London route and we’re slap bang in the middle, so we’re trying to state our spot. We’re pretty comfortable where we are and this is the direction we wanna take it in”.
‘Peace & Quiet’ is about as provocative as you can get, it’s designed to stir up a reaction and asks pertinent questions of the current landscape, which deserve answers before music makes its long-awaited comeback.