In his latest podcast, Jon Hillcock talks about the importance of giving music repeat listens in order for it to win you over – a forgotten art, you might say. The problem is that so few pieces of music seem to even want to be spun more than once these days, especially by newer bands – the aim, it seems, is to be a cheap thrill, get blogged about and keep the fingers crossed that the secret is never revealed. Fever come from Orlando and don’t seem to subscribe to this ephemeral modus operandi, with their first EP ‘Demo’ nigh on demanding that you keep it on repeat, at least for the entirity of an afternoon.
The songs that make up the release vary largely in style and tone, with a few themes running throughout it’s hearty running time. The sense that lingers is one of deep rooted dread, a darkness at the core similar to that of London upstarts Woman’s Hour, the dual vocalists both immensely talented and massively downbeat. Confident to the point of not putting a foot wrong, and the perfect antidote to current trend for worthless, half baked pop songs or electronic doodles forever lurkingon soundcloud.