They say we never meet anyone by accident, and that’s certainly the case for the members of FEWS. David recalls running into the guys over and over again in Berlin at this party and that, and once their love of music entered the conversation – it was clear what they had to do, “We all wanted the same thing and same ideas basically.” From there they started to split their time between the states and the UK, spending most of their time at their manager Craig’s house. No matter where they were though, they created.
And create they did as they got to work on their debut, Means. Which David compares to a rhinoceros, saying, “It’s rough, mechanicy and quite massive but it’s got something about the animal that’s soft.” While rough and soft, the recording process of Means seemed to be okay minus when one of their own almost got taken out by a peanut after an allergic. Freeda was thankfully saved by Rusty and all was good with the world. Not to mention their producer Dan pushed them to “take the music into deeper places.” One of those deep places being their lead single, “1000 Goosebumps.”
Right now they’re all about supporting Means and getting out there, but that doesn’t mean these guys spend all their time nitpicking over their live shows. David says of band practice, “We try to practice as little as possible to be honest. it makes the sets much more exciting for us before. No one’s really comfortable and there’s a special aura right before a show. anything can happen. Think we all like that feeling. but to answer your question – probably a day before a show if it’s even possible or worth it.” That’s not to say they’re not all in. Choosing the life they have, there’s a lack of security in the finances and David says they’re used to it, “We’re still in the stage where we buy a can of beans for dinner but we try to say yes to as much as possible and convince ourselves that it’s worth it.”
Well, we hope they continue to say yes and they continue on with their brand of alternative rock, which David notes they’ll be doing as they plan on playing as much as they can throughout the rest of the year and come 2017 – he can only hope everyone is FEWS will be alive and well to record their sophomore record.