FEET will be looking ahead to the end of the week more than most. The band will be finally releasing their hotly anticipated album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham but before that they have the very last taster before the big old hunk of meat lands. It’s got a cracking video and is our Track of the Day.
The track is a beautifully ragged and rugged affair. It largely falls on the central ethos of being treated like a dog, a la ‘Smelly Cat’ perhaps, but far, far better. The track meanders with intent across the rock and roll landscape picking up sticks and sniffing piss along the way. It’s the perfect final aperitif before the new LP drops via the band’s own Clapped Records.
There are a good few reasons to be excited about the LP too. The tracks are perfectly crafted to create a plethora of moments, stories and notions for the audience to ponder on. Whether it is the colourful psych of ‘Good Richard’s Crash Landing’ – about the time a local man crashed his glider into the field near the band’s rehearsal room – or skank-heavy tones of Ad Blue – when Oli tried to make a cup of tea with diesel engine additive – or even the glittered-tinged ‘Axe Man’ – which remembers the moment Harry accidentally stumbled upon an axe-wielding burglar at his home. It’s fair to say that the album will be eclectic.
While eclectic can be good, great even, the real gold of this particular mine is that the band provide all of this without ever feeling contrived. They offer these moments as the colours of their intertwining lives and those that they see around them. It justs so happens that sometimes they see dogs too.
The video is a clever little thing too, shot from the perspective of a dog, the interesting moments of the clip are another indication of the band’s dedication to their output. Brava!