Human Age by FEHM
From forthcoming EP Last Breath/Human Age. Due for release on 28th October via digital download, accompanied with Zine, Print and T Shirts.
Fehm are a post punk band from Leeds. Originally consisting of singer Paul Riddle, bassist Amy Fishlock, and drummer Chris Lodge. The band released their debut EP Circadian Life on Art is Hart Records in 2016. Shortly after members of fellow Leeds band Gundogs, Darren Lord on synths and Ben Holmes on guitar joined to complete the lineup. Since then the band have been earning acclaim for their live shows and working on new material.
The songs represent a transitional period for the band. The first songs written as a five piece, they demonstrate the beginnings of a new direction in Fehm’s sound, experimenting further with electronic elements and fuller arrangements. They are being released as a double-A side digital single in Autumn 2017 to bridge the gap between Circadian Life and the bands forthcoming album, to be recorded in 2018.
Human Age is about the post truth era we’re living in.
‘It’s the human age, we decline as we progress,
It’s all too late, the unproductive success’
The direction in which humanity is going, with Brexit happening and Donald Trump being elected it feels like us as a species is regressing and going backwards.
There are some lines of optimism however…
‘Will we fail in the moment?
Or we sail through the ocean’
It’s about getting to the other side, going through an uncharted area where the outcome can seem bleak but you feel hope for the other side.
The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered with Matt Peel at the Nave recording studio in Leeds in 2017.