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FOES – “No Sleepers Verse” video

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Cinematic rock band FOES have debuted an amazing video for their atmospheric track “No Sleepers Verse”, coming from their new EP “Antecedence”, to be released on July 10th via Crooked Noise Records. All preorders also come with an instant download of the song, so do not hesitate and grab one at this location.

FOES promo

The band hit the road for a short run of headline tour dates next week starting with afree show at The Unicorn in Camden, London on 24th June.

The release is the follow-up to their 2014 debut ‘Ophir’ – an intriguingly unique record, which saw the band set out their stall as a refreshing blend of post-punk and alt-rock. Since then they’ve been busy sharing the stage with the likes of 36 Crazyfists, Hacktivist, Press To Meco and The Icarus Line, before returning to the studio late last year to work on ‘Antecedence’.

The new release digs deeper into front man Chris Mackrill’s personal existential struggles as well as taking a more honest approach than ever to examining the minute details of his friendships and relationships. ‘No Sleepers Verse’ is a story of a friend caught in a toxic relationship; “It’s hard to say that to a mate though” admits Mackrill “so the first verse of the song is what I wanted to say to him. The rest of the song is me writing from his perspective about what I thought was going through his mind – I’m not sure if I nailed it, you’ll have to ask him!”

With further UK tour dates to be announced and a huge swell of support for the band at a wide range of press including DIY, Clash, Rock Sound, Kerrang and many more, ‘Antecedence’ looks like a mighty next step from a band already being earmarked for big things in the near future.


There’s a chance that you won’t find this easy
You’ve been chasing shadows from the start
You’ve a dream that’s sure to fall to pieces
Still you think it’s formed a work of art

I should sleep and not wake up for hours
I’ve been trapped inside my mind for weeks
I should run but I keep sinking deeper
I can’t run with anchors on my feet

But we’ve been doing fine
We’ve been doing fine
We’ve been doing fine
We’ve been doing fine

Kings will leave their wives and swap their thrones for
We’ll be lifelong friends who meet the grave
You’re the one the pope would slit his throat for
Moments that won’t see the light of day
We’re the addicts on the straight and narrow
I’d deny the world if I can say; we’ll be just fine

There’s a chance these thoughts will find and kill me
Say the word so I can start again
I’ll pretend the future’s held together
Years have past and I can’t see the end

Tour Dates:

24.06 – The Unicorn Camden Live, London (FREE SHOW)
26.06 – O’Rileys, Hull
27.06 – Blade Factory, Liverpool

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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