Leeds based electro post-punk quintet FEHM have debuted a new track Scarborough Warning in the runup to a series of festival dates and a UK tour. Check out the song below.
Released alongside The Sea To Come, it sees the band broaden their musical horizons whilst staying true to their own unique sound, one that echoes bands like Soft Cell and The Sisters of Mercy in equal measure. A motorik sense of intense emotional turmoil pervades every moment, the pounding, dramatic bassline and driving percussion providing the rock-solid foundation for captivating icy synths.
Most of all they allow Paul Riddle’s voice to dominate Scarborough Warning, his distinctive and delicious vocals iinviting comparison to the much-missed Billy MacKenzie, as well as a youthful, spiky Robert Smith.
A song for the disaffected but determined, Scarborough Warning is sure to become a live favourite with the band’s increasingly large following.
Riddle says about the themes behind the song: “Scarborough Warning is fundamentally about asking questions on why we can’t all stand together regardless of sex, race or religion. It jumps between first, second and third person perspectives, from my own thought process to that of other peoples.”
Scarborough Warning is out now, you can find out more about the release on the band’s Facebook page. FEHM will be playing Bluedot Festival later this month, and will be touring the UK in august, with dates in Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and London. You can get details on the dates and venues on the band’s website.