Now Playing: Febueder – ‘Hans’

Friday, March 2, 2018

Febueder may just be the musical equivalent of a slowly steeped cup of tea. It’s befitting not only given their English country of origin, but also owed to their increasingly strong, layered offerings.

The band’s new single, ‘Hans’, picks up where 2017 EP, From an Album, left off. Their distinctive vocal sound is rich, measured, and assured, though equally noticeable is the consistent interchange between their separate instrumental lines. The end result is the sound of a smartly constructed song – the guitar, bass, drum, and vocal lines all weaving into each other for a greater whole.

Formed in 2010, the duo’s time out of the mainstream spotlight has clearly afforded them ample opportunities to develop and grow. This is nice for two reasons: they haven’t had to live up to the lofty NME expectations that other bands have crumbled under and, by the time they deliver their new material, it’s a sound wholly formed. It’s equal parts in keeping with their own vision, while still at pace with top-level contemporaries such as Foals, Django Django, and alt-J.

With a couple of stateside dates planned at this year’s SXSW and their new EP, All A Hoax, out on April 6, it’s worth keeping an eye on Febueder. They’re a band slowly but surely building an impressive catalogue of songs. Now, they’re just waiting for the indie kids to notice.

Written by Sarah Rix (@beets)

(Photo via Febueder’s FB page)