Following the release of their latest single ‘English Weather’ last month, Coventry based indie-punk, rock band Feet kicked off the first night of their 12 date UK and Ireland tour at the Edge of the Wedge, Southsea last Thursday. The band have been steadily gaining pace over the last few years. Having released singles such as the infectious ‘Petty Thieving’, ‘Back Seat Driver’ and latest single ‘English Weather’ which have all garnered local and international press, the band are quickly becoming a name upon everyone’s lips. Feet have gained a reputation for their fun but raucous live shows and are proving to be a band you just can’t miss live.
Supporting Feet on the evening, Mammalia Blue kicked things off with their laid-back, lo-fi rock. The Hampshire based trio’s set included a plethora of melodic tracks including latest single ‘Aquarium Layout’, a track written about being unimpressed by London Aquarium. A mostly easy-going performance with both a melancholic and nostalgic edge.
It was a wobbly start for Feet with broken strings a guitarist that landed at my feet (ironically) with the first song curse taking full effect during set opener ‘Good Richard’. However, it all picked up from here with the band who (to quote someone else walking up the road after the gig) looked like they’d “walked straight out of the 70’s” and were “rocking it”.
Feet aren’t strangers to Portsmouth. The band spent last summer holed up in a chalet demo-ing new music and filming the video for their latest single ‘English Weather’ which was out the day of the gig (27th Feb). ‘Chalet’, presumably one of these tracks written at the time was played on the evening alongside other unreleased tracks such as ‘Dog Walking’, ‘Add Blue’ and ‘Hot Dog’. Plenty of brand new numbers thrown in for good measure, presumably taken from their forthcoming album set for release later this year.
Finishing up their set with their lively, witty latest single ‘English Weather’, a track that’s rather apt for the oddly warm weather we had for February. The track even included an impromptu game of rock paper scissors towards the end! Feet’s set was a mixture of danceable, concise tracks with a refreshing fun side to their performance.