Suburban punkette FOE’s recent avant-garde and left-turn offerings have quickly earned her a reputation for confounding and excelling expectations. New single ‘Deep Water Heart Breaker’ – out on August 8 through independent label Stella Mortos who’ve teamed up with Vertigo Records for the release – very much continues this theme.
‘Deep Water Heart Breaker’ produced by Entrepreneurs and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Portishead) is a cerebral, 90s influenced, gutter guitar rock offering. Sleazy vocals about materialistic relationships interject an onslaught of electric drums, distorted guitars and dizzying fairground percussion. New Zealand’s indie rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Brooklyn female duo Creep have turned in remixes.
The sinister and stripped back B-side, ‘The Fox’, produced by Entrepreneurs is an elegiac look at the dark and murderous underbelly which lurks beneath the idyllic façade of British suburbia.
‘Deep Water Heart Breaker’ follows FOE’s debut EP ‘Hot New Trash’, which arrived wrapped up in jagged guitars, heavy-duty vocals and badass attitude. ‘Hot New Trash’ also released on Stella Mortos was recorded by FOE and produced by Entrepreneurs in their bedroom studio.
Over the last six months FOE has immersed herself in various other projects with like-minded musical nomads such as Entrepreneurs and Ghostpoet. A rework of FOE’s ‘Genie In A Coke Can’ by Alec Empire – front man of German hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot resulted in FOE supporting ATR on their recent UK tour. Another fan of FOE’s border-crossing rock-pop is Steve Lamacq who invited her in for a BBC ‘Introducing Session’.
Coulrophobia sufferers turn away – the new sounds of the suburbs is a wig wearing, painted faced riot grrrl and she is not one for the faint hearted.
JULY UK DATES
1 – Manchester – Ruby Lounge
4 – York – York Duchess
9 – Stockton – KU Bar
14 – Bristol – Thekla
15 – July – Leeds – Cockpit
16 – July Southampton – UNIT
22 – Aldershot – Summer Westival
23 – Brighton – Green Door Store
30 – Nottingham – Stealth vs Rescued
For more information visit the official website.