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Fever Fever

Punk

Norwich UK-ENGLAND

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Monster

FEVER FEVER are a three piece band from Norwich UK Formed in 2008 by friends on the local music scene Rosie Arnold (Vocals / Guitar) Ellie Jones (Guitar / Vocals) and James Smith (Drums) Within sixth months of forming and after recording some rough demos they attracted the attention of Manchester based Cherryade Records (Huw Stephens label of the year) and the wheels were set in motion for their debut release in 2009 Double A-Side “Keys in the Bowl” / “Stage Shoes” was a riotous statement of intent and the debut release attracted the attention of several national DJs including Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6) and John Kennedy (XFM) This was supported by a debut UK tour which saw the band take their unique firebrand sound around the UK in the summer of 2009 to much acclaim The past 12 months have seen the band release a single (“Monster”, June 2010) and EP (“The Bloodless EP”, Oct 2010) Critical press and radio reaction to these two releases has been impressive. Artrocker Magazine made “Monster” their Single of the Month in August 2010 ("The missing link between the spiky, angular bands and the intelligently destructive hardcore ones.") and gave “The Bloodless EP” a similar 5 star review (“The odds of Cherryade Records having a wildly successful act on their hands has just quadrupled with the arrival of Fever Fever…”) before finally ending the year acclaiming “Monster” as one of their top ten Singles of the Year. Similarly the Fly published a glowing live review ("Three piece girl/boy sex sandwich. Stuttering guitar, firecracker drums, and agitated call-and-response vocals, go see them.") with almost every online and press review giving the EP full marks. On radio the band has been heralded by Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) with John Kennedy inviting the band to record a 4 track live studio session and interview for his XFM show that was broadcast in November 2010. The same month Tom Robinson invited the band onto his show as studio guests on BBC Radio 6. The same month saw the band filming tracks for the influential BBC Introducing A full UK our was undertaken in October 2010 which culminated in the band joining the roster of ITB (International Talent Booking) . It was also on this tour that they met producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) who will be producing their next single release in 2011. The band will release a free download in February 2011 and a full UK single release and tour in April 2011. They play SXSW, Texas and Canadian Music Week, Toronto both in March 2011. Canadian label Scotch Tapes will release a single The band will release a free download in February 2011 and a full UK single release and tour in April 2011. They play SXSW, Texas and Canadian Music Week, Toronto both in March 2011 and Canadian label Scotch Tapes is due to release a single to coincide with the trip.

Time

Friday March 18

10:00PM

Venue

The Parish Underground

21+

214 E 6th St

Online

www.myspace.com/feverfevertheband

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