Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki
Recording your first single via Dan Carey’s label Speedy Wunderground is an ambitious enterprise. To start with, all work on the songs is started on the morning of recording day and all instruments are put down by midnight. Lasers and effects around the studio lend some atmosphere, and an extra day is allotted for mixing, but everything has to be wrapped up after that. Dewey (aka Fifi Dewey) must have a surplus of confidence in her because ‘Loch Linnhe' is a blinding effort. Avoiding the obvious pitfalls of most indie groups nowadays (that they’re just too darn derivative!) Fifi struts and peacocks her rock & roll soul over a snarling four minutes. Nothing sounds particularly laboured, - it all makes for the type of blisteringly effortless performance that you never knew you craved.