The instrumental track is a superb mix of cinematic post-rock, evoking comparisons with the best of Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The first half introduces us to the song with a delicate piano progression which plays a call and response with single notes echoing out on a guitar, before a surge of energy builds us to the drop of the song where drums crash in with a cacophony of ambient noise. The song is the follow up to the first single Alarm Clock Bones and while it makes good on Lewis Tollan’s promise that no two songs will sound the same it retains the same wintery overtones that tie together Crow’s Feet’s sound.
Crow’s Feet is the project of song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Lewis Tollan. Together with a rotating cast of other musicians and friends Lewis puts together his music so that no two tracks sound the same, taking influences from anyone he has collaborated with. Describing his style as “pop music on drugs” he is currently working on Crow’s Feet’s debut self-titled album, due out in early 2016.
Having played numerous instruments from a young age and been in various bands, most recently WOMPS (formerly Algernon Doll), Lewis has been heavily involved in music for a long time and decided now was the time to turn his considerable talent and experience to his own exciting new project.
Surge Swell is out on 11th March 2016 via Old Mill Recordings.