the fever 333 Made An America (12", £9.50)label: Roadrunner
With literally this EP only under their belt the band have created a storm in the UK. Grabbing a Kerrang cover feature back in March when the EP was released digitally they have gone on to radio play from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and championed by Daniel P Carter on the Radio 1 Rock Show who recorded an incendiary live studio session with them. On top of the that the band arrived in the UK to play a surprise set at Download Festival to a packed out tent – many people hailing it as the highlight of the weekend – and announced their first ever UK headline show at the 800 capacity Islington Academy which sold out in less than a week. They also play The Pit stage at Reading Festival. Put together by vocalist Jason Aalon Butler [ex-letlive.], drummer Aric Improta [Night Verses] and guitarist Stephen Harrison [ex-The Chariot], THE FEVER 333 are explicitly devoted to their cause, delivering aggressive advocacy through an incendiary blend of punk, hip-hop and thrash. The 'Made An America' EP demonstrates THE FEVER 333’s activism, with focus tracks, 'Made An America' and 'Walking In My Shoes' serving as the banner for THE FEVER 333’s focus on community, charity, and change. “The movement is much greater than the music,” says Butler. “The art is only a contingent piece. We want to make sure we’re just as involved in the activism and actual activation. By no means do we expect other artists to take on this task. Most of the people who made big improvements were either assassinated or just called crazy. We make it ostensibly clear that everything we do is in an active effort for change. It’s about bringing back that socio-political mindfulness. We’re trying to write the soundtrack to the revolution that we know is about to happen.” The vinyl is one side all tracks with a b-side screen print.
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