FEET drop sublime sophomore album ‘Make It Up’

Coventry five-piece FEET have released their eagerly anticipated sophomore album ‘Make It Up’ who continue to build on their endearing indie rock.

‘Make It Up’ is the long player follow up to FEET’s debut album ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’ which catapulted them into the indie-rock spotlight in 2019.

Including the endearing ‘Greasy Boy, razor-sharp ‘The Real Thing’ and groovy ‘Sit Down’, FEET are ageing like fine wine as ‘Make It Up’ offers a cohesive, and compelling new output that builds on the sonic DNA of their debut and subsequent singles, while effortlessly taking it to the next level.

“There’s no throw away ideas on this album and everything has to have its place. It has to be ironed out and perfected,” explains frontman George Haverson. “I don’t like to say polished, but it is perfected to a point where everything can be done in its fullest form.

“I feel like we’ve got 12 complete songs on this album and not 12 ideas. We’ve made the FEET machine and now it’s a case of inserting the right idea and the output is a great song. Before, it felt a bit more like we were throwing shit at the wall. This time round, everything feels a bit more refined.”

Haverson’s confidence as a lyricist comes across poignantly across the whole record. Take follow-up track ‘Why Would I Lie’ as another example. The bold visions of their debut album remain, but it’s tempered with the life experience of a man who has been up to other things in the last five years.

The band also boast a great producer in Andy Savours, who has previously been behind the mixing desk for some of Britain’s most boundary-pushing bands of the last decade – including Black Country New Road and The Horrors.

‘Make It Up’ is a very welcome return, for one of Britain’s most inventive bands, starting a new chapter afresh that builds on the brilliance of their first outing and takes it to a new level entirely. 2024, it’s fair to say, is ready for FEET to stomp all over it.

Featured image by Millie Cope

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