The Fierce And The Dead

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The Fierce And The Dead Short Info

The Fierce & The Dead came about from an improvised recording experiment that was initially intended for guitarist Matt's second solo album, but it started to grow legs and arms and evolved into its own animal.
Their first EP 'Part 1' (one 19 minute long track) came out in 2010 to unexpected critical acclaim. They released their full length debut 'If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe' in May 2011. The record, called '...a breath of fresh air' by Rock-A-Rolla magazine, is dedicated to the memory of close friend Dan Wilson who passed away during the recording of the album.
Recorded as a three piece, and featuring Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk, Nick Cave, Tindersticks, P.J.Harvey) on saxophone, the band enlisted an old friend, guitarist Steve Cleaton, to help perform the tracks live.
The band played a string of live dates at the end of 2011 and also recorded an e.p, entitled 'On VHS', released on March 2012, the first to feature Steve as a permanent member of the band. The e.p. was again received favourably by fans and critics alike, described by Here Comes The Flood blog as "...King Crimson meets Sonic Youth", and saw TFATD perform shows around London over the summer of 2012.

In October 2012 the band toured the UK as part of the Prog Magazine endorsed 'Stabbing A Dead Horse Tour', along with Knifeworld and Trojan Horse, which ended with a sold out show at The Lexington in London. Throughout early 2013 they continued to play live whilst writing songs for the second album. In August of the same year they were nominated in the ‘Limelight’ category of the annual Prog Magazine Awards.
TFATD decamped to the rural idyll of Farheath Studios in May and laid down what would become the new record over the course of four days.
‘Spooky Action’ was released in November 2013, with the album will be backed up by a string of live dates around the UK and Europe continuing into 2014. This was the first TFATD album to be released through Bad Elephant Music.
Matt described the album as “Songs about cults, quantum physics and absent friends”. Terry Edwards returned to add brass to two tracks and Sarah Gill, from Madam, contributed cello.

The Fierce & The Dead came about from an improvised recording experiment that was initially intended for guitarist Matt's second solo album, but it started to grow legs and arms and evolved into its own animal.
Their first EP 'Part 1' (one 19 minute long track) came out in 2010 to unexpected critical acclaim. They released their full length debut 'If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe' in May 2011. The record, called '...a breath of fresh air' by Rock-A-Rolla magazine, is dedicated to the memory of close friend Dan Wilson who passed away during the recording of the album.
Recorded as a three piece, and featuring Terry Edwar...

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Past Gigs The Fierce And The Dead

  • 03 | 2016 Wales HRH 3
  • 11 | 2015 Nottingham J.T.Soars
  • 11 | 2015 Crouch End The End Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Fernhill Farm, Bristol ArcTanGent Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Blackheart, Camden w/Shiver
  • 06 | 2015 Hitchin Rhythms Of The World Festival
  • 03 | 2015 The Underworld, London Supporting Dave Lombardo's Philm
  • 02 | 2015 Ruby Lounge, Manchester Rifff Fest
  • 01 | 2015 Rich Mix, London TMSB's Pick'n'Mix

Media

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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Matt Stevens Guitar.
  • Steve Cleaton Guitar.
  • Kev Feazey Bass.
  • Stuart Marshall Drums