Feverjaw take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here its the turn of Feverjaw to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Best rider you have had?

Rider? Not had many but free food and beer at a show in Cardiff was a winner!

Craziest moment in the band?

Sheltered lives as a band so far, nothing we’d call ‘crazy’.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

The entire lyric in ‘A Place Between the Trees‘ was tough, deals with the moments in life where we say goodbye to a loved one. Captured perfectly what I wanted by always hits a hard note.

Easiest song you wrote?

Brightburn‘ the vocal came so easy and the whole hook of the song was undeniable.

Favourite song in your set?

Currently I’d say that ‘Free Fire‘ is the real stormer in the set, when we blast into it then one thing is for sure, it’s on!

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

We love to get Frank Black from the Pixies on a record, that vocal is everything.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Travelling to and from shows, love playing, love being in new places. Travelling to and from them…not so much.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Two of our members old band had unexpected success on an airplay chart in the country Qatar. Feels like a life time ago sometimes.

Jokes you have in the band?

We’re pretty big fans of things like South Park and early Simpsons, so you’ll find us using lines as examples…a lot!

Key to writing a song?

Melody, if there is no hook or grip a song is not a song.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Our upcoming Manchester show will be easily the biggest trek to date.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

The experience of watching Silverchair around the time of ‘Diorama‘ and seeing Daniel Johns in full flight was pretty awe inspiring.

New band you’d recommend?

Really enjoying Dude Safari at the moment, Mawpit is great also.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Probably somebody like Placebo, Feeder, Smashing Pumpkins, that sort of thing.

Place you’d most like to tour?

North America by far number one. Close second a place like Iceland.

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; – Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Casual Abrasive‘ is a play on the two major contrasts of our sound. Quiet and Loud, Casual and Abrasive.

See us live at?

We’ll be at Aatma, Manchester on July 23rd

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Very hard question. For our genre of music I certainly believe that may well be the case.

Unusual merchandise?

We like to do special bundles with new releases. To date we’ve done trading cards, postcards, a mug and plectrums. Is that unusual?

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

Very interested in trying a completely different tempo or lighter version of a heavier song.

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything. Without those who support us we don’t do this.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

So far we’ve been lucky with this and not had any injuries…touch wood.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Traffic or car parks, we all arrive very similar times so if there is an issue it’s usually traffic related.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Wolf, can be calm and collected but when the moment strikes we can attack!

Elizabeth Birt

July 1, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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