Reviewer: Ims Taylor
Released: 6th August 2021
Label: Nice Swan
In this bite-sized follow up to 2019 LP ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’, ‘Walking Machine’ finds FEET maintaining their tongue-in-cheek tone and melée of jagged guitar riffs, but perhaps taking themselves just a little more seriously. The EP’s name is a nod to that same humour, but the content blends wit and kitchen-sink topics with discordant musings that actually carry weight. ‘Peace and Quiet’’s energetic prophecy delivers lyrical apprehension set to appropriately jumpy instrumentals, but the EP’s closer ‘Arena’ slows it down for a moodier reflection on the music industry. The pace change is a downer note to end on, but throws great contrast on the middle tracks. ‘Library’ and ‘Busy Waiting’ are the EP’s most ‘them’ moments, bringing buzzy builds and wild guitar lines to the forefront and allowing the mundane storylines to shine with a cheeky bit of irony. FEET’s knack for making something that should sound like chaos into a jam is still clear.
As featured in the August 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.
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