The Fierce And The Dead was originally born out of sonic experimentation when making Matt’s second solo album, Ghost, and they’ve developed into one of the most original bands in the UK rock scene. Their unique brand of instrumental rock music, fusing rock, post-rock, punk and progressive elements, has made a huge impression through one full-length album and two Eps, as have their incendiary live performances, most recently as part of the Stabbing A Dead Horse tour of the UK with Knifeworld and Trojan Horse.
Spooky Action – the band’s second full-length album, and their first for Bad Elephant Music – is a blend of edgy guitars, savage beats and intense melodies that lure the listener through a progressive adventure around bright corners and down dark alleys. “Songs about cults, quantum physics and absent friends” is how the band themselves describe the album, and we can guarantee you’ll hear no other record like it this year!
Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk, Nick Cave, Tindersticks, PJ Harvey) adds brass to two tracks and Sarah Gill (Madam) contributes cello.