UK post-rock band The Fierce And The Dead have made some fine recordings over the past few years, but as the fans know, it’s in the live setting they really start making their most impressive noises. Two live recordings sourced from festivals are available already (2017’s ‘Field Recordings’ and 2019’s fantastic ‘Live USA 17’), but on 1st May 2020, the band will complete a live trilogy with a download only release, ‘Show Me Devon: Live At Kozfest’.
Guitarist Matt Stevens calls the recording a record of “…a very special gig.”
The release will be an exclusive from the band’s Bandcamp page, but you can hear an exclusive preview from Real Gone RIGHT NOW, as we’re streaming a live version of ‘Verbose’ ahead of the official download launch. You can hear the track via our Soundcloud widget below. A full press release also follows.
The acclaimed instrumental rock band The Fierce And The Dead will release a new live album on Friday 1st May 2020. “Show Me Devon: Live At Kozfest” will be released exclusively through Bandcamp, It features a full live set recorded at Kozfest 2019.
Bandcamp will forgo its share of sales for a 24-hour period this Friday, May 1. The initiative will also repeat on June 5 and July 3, and will last from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PST time on all three days (8am UK time). If any key workers who would like a copy of the album free of charge they can email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a download.
“I’m really proud of this one, it’s the final part of our Live Trilogy. Kozfest was a very special gig for me because we’d cancelled the previous year as it was during my cancer treatment, I was literally having surgery the same day. I think the album really captures the joy of actually returning and playing to such a wonderful crowd. Any funds raised from the album will go towards covering costs of keeping the band going.“. Matt Stevens (guitar)
“This is The Fierce & The Dead on full tilt boogie – loud, chaotic and having a good time. After an 8hr journey we were welcomed into the hallowed grounds of Kozfest and got on with the task at hand. Everybody was there to enjoy themselves and you can hear that energy in the recordings. A good crowd makes a great show and the audience at Kozfest made the gig one of our best. Might not be the cleanest performance but who cares, right?” Kevin Feazey (bass).
‘I was looking forward to Kozfest for months. I’d heard it was a great place to be for the atmosphere and all the bands on show. When we arrived we were not disappointed. Tucked away on one of the most beautiful hill sides you could imagine, the stunning panoramic views were bettered only by the good feeling the place was brimming with. The show was so much fun to play too, so in all, it was great experience all round. Thanks so much to everyone that was there!!’ Steve Cleaton (guitar)
The album can be downloaded at https://tfatd.bandcamp.com/
The Fierce And The Dead are a rock band from London. Their music is largely instrumental and can generally be defined as psychedelic or progressive rock, but they also mix in elements from alternative, metal, post-rock, space rock, synthwave and many other musical styles.
Formed in 2010 they released their breakthrough album The Euphoric in 2018 via BEM records which was Classic Rock Magazine’s Prog Album Of The Year, 8th in Prog Magazine’s critics choice and 11th in Louder.com’s readers list of best albums of 2018 amongst other positive press. Prog magazine included them in their 100 Prog Icons and they have appeared ranked highly in the magazine’s Readers Poll for multiple years and categories. They have a loyal fanbase across social media and play live often. Recent headline shows in Manchester and London sold out months in advance.
They have been championed by Stuart Maconie on BBC 6 Music and Steve Davis on his Interesting Alternative Show and played with Hawkwind, PFM, Dave Lombardo, Crippled Black Phoenix, Evil Blizzard and Monkey 3 and at festivals in the USA, Europe and the UK including Freak Valley Arctangent, HRH, Kozfest, Ramblin Man and Rosfest. They have released 3 studio albums alongside multiple EPs and 2 live albums.They are currently working on their 4th studio album.
“The Euphoric is aptly named due to its uplifting blend of psychedelic and epic instrumental anthems” Circuit Sweet
“A Bladerunner soundtrack created by psychedelic stoners with a penchant for synthwave, King Crimson and Black Flag” Classic Rock Magazine UK.
“Comes with the fuzzed out edge of a stoner rock classic” Real Gone Rocks
“They manage to cement themselves as current leaders of a new kind of progressive music, where the past is unshackled and a new urgency is added…King Crimson partying on down with Hawkwind and The Stooges while Mogwai loom menacingly in the background.” Echoes And Dust
“Boisterous, instrumental Post-Prog…the looming shape of weird s*** to come ” Classic Rock Magazine
Part 1 (EP) (Self Released) – 2010
If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe – (Self Released) 2011 (re-released via BEM in 2016)
On VHS (EP) (Self Released) – 2012
Spooky Action (BEM) – 2013
Magnet (EP) (BEM CD and vinyl via Crate Digger Records) – 2015
Field Recordings (Live mini album) (BEM) – 2017
The Euphoric (BEM/SPM) – 2018
Live USA 17 (BEM) – 2019
Show Me Devon: Live At Kozfest 2019 (SPM) – 2020