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The Fierce And The Dead - 2022 - "Photogenic Love"

(16:12; Spencer Park Music)


Here we have the third single from TFATD’s upcoming fourth album, 'News From The Invisible World', and again features vocals from bassist Kevin Feazey and a quite different style to what we have become used to over the last twelve years or so. While when they get going there is a phenomenally heavy bass, there are also plenty of keyboards and not enough guitars, and for the most part this is incredibly light with both vocals from Kevin and harmony vocals from guitarist Steve Cleaton. I once described their sound as “post rock, math rock, space, rock, prog and hard rock all thrown into a metallic melting pot”, yet while post rock is still at the heart of what they are doing, they themselves describe this as “Faith No More, Tame Impala, Smashing Pumpkins, LCD Soundsystem, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz and MGMT” which one must agree does not tie in with my description of their earlier music. I am all for bands progressing and changing and will reserve my overall judgement until I have had the opportunity to listen to the album, but this is not something I ever expected to hear from TFATD, although I am sure it will gain them a much wider commercial audience.

Progtector: February 2023

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