By Jon Milton
October has been a bit of a noisy month all in all, with that debut EP from Fuzz Lightyear, the discovery of Pop Vulture and earlier this week the new single from Grandma’s House. To cap it off, Sheffield’s Femur release their new single Misery Express today, and its probably the most feral offering of them all.
The band describe Misery Express as a track that ‘oozes an unsettling anguish by way of crashing verses alongside ethereal and atmospheric choruses, with its lyrical content reflecting this sentiment in its discontent for the toxically manipulative male character. Eliminating the risk of leaving anything to the imagination, the accompanying music video is the perfect visual representation of the anarchic journey into Femur’s psychedelic-grunge universe, clad with coffins and formalised in pressed white suits’. Our take is that it’s a chaotic psych/noise rock missive that really deserves to be played loud. Very loud.
Femur consists of Felix Renshaw (Vocals/Guitar), Ed Burks (Guitar), Ryan Gillvray (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Danny Cox (Drums). By all accounts the band have ‘gained quite a reputation since their inception by repeatedly destroying each and every UK stage they get their claws into, having caused chaos at the likes of Shacklewell Arms (London), Night & Day Cafe (Manchester) and their beloved and hardened Washington (Sheffield)’. Until this poxy pandemic gets under control however you’ll just have to imagine being down the front at one of their gigs. I’d imagine they are very sweaty affairs, just as they should be.
Misery Express, as well as its accompanying merchandise can be ordered HERE.