Cardiff trio Feverjaw have tonnes of melody and tonnes of ire – a glorious recipe for some intoxicating sound. Having spent the summer performing live to promote April release, the ‘Casual Abrasive’ EP, latest single ‘Jurassic’ is not just a surprise single release as the band themselves touted, but a now essential part of the South Wales group’s remarkable archive.
Blasting straight into what can fairly be described as a blistering roar of guitars, the song goes in heavy as fuck and stays heavy as fuck throughout, choosing to compliment the weighty sound with a strong melody, a trick that Foo Fighters often manage, and Feverjaw pull it off just as well, vocalist Dale Hawkins putting down a vocal that Dave Grohl himself would envy.
The simmering anger throughout the track is palbable, “It’s hard to take when you’re told it’s not worth it, head straight down, fighting on”, but the staunch message the lads seem hellbent on conveying with ‘Jurassic’ is one of unfailing, unflinching determination with just the one route to ultimate victory.
If you’re in the South Wales area and want to catch Feverjaw live, they are supporting Finding Aurora, along with The Rogues and Daybrkr at Live and Loud at the Westgate Hotel on Friday 2nd December. Tickets are available to snap up right now.
‘Jurassic’ was released on Friday 14th October 2022 and is available to listen to on all streaming sites. You can also buy the single and all of Feverjaw’s releases to date through their bandcamp.
Take a listen to ‘Jurassic’ on Spotify below: