If the heart of rock ‘n’ roll is about capturing a moment, and it’s head is about remembering a time when you looked at the world with wide eyes, then it’s soul must be about finding a way to get back to a time of youthful innocence.
Still a young band themselves (4 months), though unlikely to be innocent, Feva play like a band with enormous ambitions, and great confidence. Using visceral, raunchy, rock ‘n’ roll as their tool, the four-piece provide a show which is intense, upbeat, chaotic and all of the things that the best live music should provide.
Songs about family, intimacy and relationships are well crafted with strong melodies and played with tight musicianship. Recent releases ‘Waiting room’ and ‘My woman’ in particular are played in a style that can only be described as a thundering blues-rock death rattle, somehow blending the sound of Howlin Wolf, Sticky fingers era Stones and the Stooges together. This is not the type of music which is trying to find itself; these songs know that they want to be and where they want to go. Just as importantly, these are the types of songs that can transport you back to a time when you still had your sense of wonder.
If this is the sound of the band after only four months together, it’s hard to imagine where they might be in four more.
Capturing a moment and helping you to remember your best self, Feva are well worth looking up.