The Fierce and The Dead have announced the release of their new album, “News From The Invisible World” on July 28. The 8-song, 42-minute album marks the band’s first release featuring vocals from bassist Kevin Feazey. Guests include Matt Jones (Jamie T/ Beady Eye) on keys, Tom Hunt on backing vocals (Orange Clocks), and brass from Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey/Gallon Drunk). The album has been 5 years in the making.
Over their 13-year history, The Fierce & The Dead has built a reputation as one of the most innovative rock bands in the UK, with a loyal fanbase and critical acclaim for their previous releases. They have played across the UK, mainland Europe, and the US, touring supporting Hawkind, Crippled Black Phoenix, and many more, at festivals including Arctangent, Ramblin Man, Freak Valley and Prognosis. “News From The Invisible World” showcases the band’s continued evolution and willingness to push boundaries while still maintaining their distinctive sound that mixes psychedelia, stoner rock, prog, post-rock, shoegaze and metal. This is their first album to feature lead vocals.
For vocalist/bassist Kevin Feazey: “The album really digs deep into where we come from musically and sets up the path ahead, we’ve always found ways to do things differently, and now those doors are wide open. It came together over lockdown, which meant that we had a chance to take stock, see the music from a different perspective, and allow ourselves time to experiment with different textures and sounds. Adding vocals didn’t seem like a dramatic step, but something that these pieces would benefit from, it felt obvious to us.”
“We wanted to make an ambitious record like Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips made in the late 90s, but you can hear lots of influences in there, even the Carcass and Napalm Death records we loved when we were teenagers, Slowdive and all sorts,” says guitarist Matt Stevens. “We didn’t get to tour the last record as much as we’d like due to my cancer
diagnosis and then COVID, and it went bonkers, so hopefully, this one will be somewhat easier.”
“News From The Invisible World” will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital download on July 28, 2023. Pre-orders are available now from the band’s Bandcamp page. The band launches the album with a live appearance at London’s Black Heart on October 14. The band will announce a UK headline tour for 2024 shortly.
1. The Start
2. Shake The Jar
3. Golden Thread
4. Photogenic Love
7. What A Time To Be Alive
8. Nostalgia Now
Pre-order here: https://thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/news-from-the-invisible-world