Fever Dream – ‘Moyamoya’

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Fever Dream‘s debut LP ‘Moyamoya’ is out now via Club AC30. The London-based act serve up fuzz filled rockers, and frenetic noise pop with a post-punk edge (stream via Beat). The lead singles ‘Serotonin Hit’ and ‘Nightcrawling’ are loads of fun, with bold choruses, poppy vocals and wall of sound distortion. The trio (drummer Cat Loye, bassist Sarah Lippett and guitarist/vocalist Adey Fleet) have been making music together since 2010, releasing an EP in 2012 before writing their full length.

‘Moyamoya’ doesn’t settle for any one genre. Sure it’s a rock record, but it doesn’t attempt to fit in. This is not a purist experience, which is a positive because it doesn’t stick to a formula. There’s shades of noise pop/shoegaze in ‘Sleep TV’ and ‘Serotonin Hit’, a punk rock pace in ‘Flux’ and ‘Watch You Sleep’. But a catchy indie rock feel prevails, such as ‘They Live’, ‘Dance Forever’ and ‘Vapours’. The album sounds like it was written for the stage. ‘Moyamoya’ doesn’t rely on studio trickery or high gloss, it’s a band rockin’ out in a room. Simple, no fuss, rock n’ roll.

The two singles are definite highlights, the remaining album cuts are a little less tightly composed but could be compared to The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Yuck or early Crocodiles. In truth, the midsection laboured a little for me before ‘Sleep TV’ swept in. It’s a fantastic rocker with a natural feel, and a killer ending. ‘Flux’ and ‘Vapours’ round out the ten track album with relentless fashion, both songs are strong entries. Fever Dream find their feet on ‘Moyamoya’, and I imagine it will sound amazing on tour. A solid debut effort.

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Fever Dream - 'Moyamoya'
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SOUND & PRODUCTION
REVERB RATING
PRO'S
  • High energy, fun noise pop
  • Diverse collection of styles
  • A solid debut
CON'S
  • Mid section loses steam
3.7Overall Score
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Fever Dream – ‘Serotonin Hit’ [Video]

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Fever Dream have shared their new video for ‘Serotonin Hit’ via The Line Of Best Fit. It’s a bit-crushing live performance, that’ll give you a glimpse of what their shows will offer. The British trio are set to deliver their debut album ‘Moyamoya’ on April 27 via Club AC30Presale is on now for the limited “purple gaze” vinyl!

 
Fever Dream – ‘Serotonin Hit’ [Video]

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Fever Dream – ‘Serotonin Hit’

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Here’s a fresh blast of noise pop from Fever Dream‘s forthcoming debut album ‘Moyamoya’, out April 27 through the dependable Club AC30! The London-based trio go all out on ‘Serotonin Hit’, it packs the same kind of energy and melody that made Ringo Deathstarr so loveable! Influenced by alt rock, post punk and shoegaze classics, Fever Dream define themselves more by their pop hooks and noise rather than genre trademarks. Looking forward to hearing the rest next month.

 
Fever Dream – ‘Serotonin Hit’

Fever Dream UK Tour Dates:

MARCH 27th BRIGHTON: The Joker
MARCH 29th CAMBRIDGE: Portland Arms
APRIL 5th BRISTOL: Roll For The Soul
APRIL 6th NOTTINGHAM: The Maze
APRIL 7th LEEDS: Wharf Chambers
APRIL 8th EDINBURGH: Henry’s
APRIL 9th NEWCASTLE: Lit & Phil Library
APRIL 10th MANCHESTER: The Castle
APRIL 11th YORK: Fulford Arms
MAY 1st LONDON: Shacklewell Arms (Album Launch / Oddbox Weekender)
MAY 31st LONDON: The Lexington

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