London indie-rock, “Muscular Pop” duo Fé released a new video for their second refreshing single, She Came. Wanting to know more about their origins, what’s next on the recording front, and inspirations, Fé indulged us with these answers:
AMBY: Hello Fé, what’s the band been up to lately?
Fé: We just did a couple of shows at the Kings Head Members Club for the She Came launch; they were great. At the moment we’re holed up in our hit bunker outside London, working on some new tunes.
AMBY: How would you describe your sound to those unfamiliar with your music?
Fé: We’d call it Muscular Pop. We’re not afraid of the music being too accessible, or too simple in sentiment or arrangement, or too direct emotionally. Someone once said that in music ‘notes are expensive’ and we really agree with that – harnessing the most power from using the right notes at the right time – not splashing them around.
AMBY: Who inspires you as songwriters and musicians?
Fé: Other great songwriters and musicians: Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, The Edge, Kurt Cobain, Leadbelly, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Vernon, Alex Turner – we could go on… Liam Clancy, Liam Gallagher, Delicate Steve, Mo Tucker – and on.. Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Imogen Love – and on…!!
AMBY: Your second single She Came is great. What inspired the track?
Fé: Thank you! Lyrically, it’s inspired by London, and finding yourself in places you had no intention of being in. Musically, when we came to recording it we chanced upon this really hypnotic groove which we wanted to run underneath the whole song, and thats something we were really happy to find.
AMBY: Is there an EP or record in the works?
Fé: Well, we’re going step by step, so next in the works is a double A side – we’re recording that next week with Luke Smith, very excited about that. The logical step after that is an EP, but we’re definitely gonna be recording the album at some point in the next year – we’ve got the songs written, we’ve got the producer – now we just need the money to do it!
AMBY: Where did the name Fé come from? And what other names had you considered for the band?
Fé: The name came from out the blue, but we certainly had to wait for it. We went through about 450, 000 names before we got to it…The Sauna Boys being the one that got away.
AMBY: What would a movie based on the band be called?
Fé: GoodFélas…a moving story about 2 young buskers busting a gut to get out of the ghetto – sad beginning / happy ending. very violent.
AMBY: What’s the best release of the year?
Fé: Lots of excellent, obscurer ones, but AM by Arctic Monkeys is absolutely our fave. Alex Turner is without doubt the best lyricist of the last 10 years…they’ve matured nicely into their deserved status of Britain’s Biggest Rock Gods. For now….
AMBY: What would the fortune teller predict about Fé down the road?
Fé: That we’ll find that pot of gold a the end of the District line…
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Fé that nobody knows yet?
Fé: Don’t know if it’s something no-one knows this, but no one believes us when we say we love U2.
Thank you Fé, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout