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FEWS + Kyoto Kyoto + Slimy Bench

27 October @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm



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FEWS Brighton

FEWS live in Brighton at The Hope & Ruin on 27th October!
Get tickets with no booking fee above, or from: Dice

On previous albums they’ve seen the world through general observations, they’ve
seen fear through someone else’s eyes, but this is the first time FEWS have turned
their gaze inwards to see themselves.

The first seeds of Glass City were already sown at the end of 2019. The self-
released EP DOG began to take shape, but gave way to more material than
expected. After the band started their own record label, recorded everything
themselves, and did almost all the work entirely on their own, the purification process
was complete. Like washing the palette clean, and starting over. The band also
found great help in the newly recruited guitarist Jacob Olson from San Francisco
based Useless Eaters.

“The goal with Glass City was to stay true to ourselves”, the band explains.
Musically, that direction has shaped FEWS into a more raw and punk attitude, but
honesty is most of all what permeates through the course of the album. The
monolithic, ever-grinding opening track Yoga Instructor was born out of singer
Frederick Rundqvist’s first day in his new 14 square meter apartment in Malmö,
where the bleak experience of disarray and insomnia is reflected in the stabbing,
razor-sharp guitar melodies. Equally introspective is lead single MASSOLIT, an
earthquake-like burst of the band’s signature kraut punk about being in controlled
chaos. An encapsulation of FEWS’ best qualities, taken to their ultimate breaking

In the past, they’ve taken heavier topics and reworked them into tones of something
more accessible, like on the million-streamed More Than Ever. This time, there’s
nothing polished or glossed over. The pumping motorik beast Get Out gives way to
bassist Jay Clifton’s sense of alienation during his early days in Malmö, where
screaming into nothingness was the only thing keeping him from losing his mind,
while the spine-chilling guitar harmonies reflect Clifton’s inner panic perfectly. The
honesty that FEWS convey makes Glass City not only the band’s most honest and
personal work to date, but also their most mature and well-thought-out material yet.

Glass City is out April 14, 2023 through the Gothenburg based label Welfare Sounds
& Records. Unlike previous albums recorded in London with Dan Carey (Fontaines
D.C., Wet Leg), or written while on a European arena tour supporting the Pixies, the
entire album was written and recorded in their current hometown of Malmö by
Joakim Lindberg at Studio Sickan. https://fews.bandcamp.com/album/glass-city

Plus Kyoto Kyoto: With an impressive ability to solder kraut- inspired, progressive noise rock and psychedelic ambience into five-minute segments – all set against a wall of post-rock intensity – Kyoto Kyoto are crystallising their reputation as one of the most significant acts to emerge from the underground circuit. https://linktr.ee/kyotokyoto

+ Slimy Bench: Embracing post-punk, post-rock, shoegaze and a wide length of other stylisings, Slimy Bench provides a unique take to the trio format. With a variety of poetic lyrical approaches with a fiery sound, they have songs that’ll stick into your head to the effect of evoking feelings of either laughing or crying.

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The venue is only accessible via a flight of stairs however they can offer access via a back door at street level to the venue if mobility is an issue or you use a wheelchair. There are 3 large steps via this route so assistance to gain access and to exit the venue would be required. We can arrange this if you contact us in advance of a show. Please bear in mind that they can only allow access in between bands due to sound issues. Two disabled toilets upstairs, both gender neutral. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. They can provide chairs in the venue although if the event is very busy this will impede visibility. If you wish to make use of a chair to view a gig, we advise arriving early to secure a position. They are happy to accommodate assistance dogs.


FEWS Brighton

FEWS Brighton



27 October
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Hope and Ruin
9-12 Queens Road
Brighton, BN1 3WA
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