FEET have today shared their new single Petty Thieving, the fourth track taken from their debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham which is due for release on 4th October through the band’s very own Clapped Records.
Petty Thieving has been a huge fan favourite ever since the band burst on to the scene at the end of 2017 when they performed an early version of the track - dressed in kimonos - exclusively for Yala! Records. Fast forward to today and FEET have upped the ante with this superb studio version, packed with blustering swagger and the band’s raucous energy in full bloom. As with all their other singles, Petty Thieving is also accompanied by a video which was masterminded by the band and can be seen below.
“Petty Thieving is an example of masterful songwriting and immeasurable levels of maturity from a band consisting of 3 scholars, a well-informed Brummie and a master student from the university of life” explains frontman George. “It would be modest to say this song isn't the greatest jangly, baggy, fidgety guitar song of the decade, but modesty is for indie bands. The fact I'm not writing this from a seat on a private submarine to my condo on top of a live volcano is a genuine travesty. The song was so painfully easy to write, a third of the instrumentation was composed as the entire band was asleep. If Petty Thieving isn't a landmark claim for FEET to be considered as one the greatest bands of all time, then I'll go ahead and stop the advanced building of a 100ft mural in our honour above the Primark in Cov.”
Of the video, George added “Petty Thieving won’t win any awards and I doubt Scorsese will be leaving a YouTube comment, but for a fleeting second behind a dangerously expensive camera, wearing an almost full suit of armour, five milky brained idiots become artists. Only joking, we’re not the 1975.”
The band are in ferocious form as they edge ever closer to the release of their debut album in October. Recent single Outer Rim received support from Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Phil Taggart & Huw Stephens as well as 6 Music where Steve Lamacq named it as his ‘Lamacq Livener’ track last month. Similarly, FEET have earned plaudits from the likes of The Independent, Sunday Times, The Line Of Best Fit, NME, DIY, Dork, Gigwise & Les Inrockuptibles.
Following a jam-packed summer festival schedule, including blistering sets at Reading & Leeds Festivals, FEET now turn their heads towards their 18-date headline tour in October/ November, in further support of their hotly anticipated debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham.
19 Cardiff Swn Festival - Clwb Ifor Bach
20 Bristol Rough Trade
21 Bedfordshire Bedford Esquires
22 London The Camden Assembly
24 Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells Forum
25 Ramsgate Ramsgate Music Hall
26 Brighton Patterns
27 Southampton Heartbreakers
29 Norwich Waterfront
30 Nottingham The Bodega
01 Manchester YES
02 Birmingham The Castle & Falcon
03 Liverpool Sound
05 Leeds, UK Hyde Park Book Club
06 Newcastle Think Tank
07 Edinburgh The Mash House
08 Glasgow Stereo
09 Dublin, IE The Sound House