Tuesday 7 June 2022

FOOT - You Are Weightless (Album Review)

Release Date: June 10th 2022. Record Label: Copper Feast Records. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

You Are Weightless - Tracklisting


Caged Animal

Fire Dance

Gold Lion

I'll Be Just Fine




You Are Weightless is the new album from Aussie Psych Stoner Rockers FOOT and sees the acclaimed band return with a more powerful sound that can be quite mellow in places. However, FOOT do return with a heavier attitude as well. The album moves from the different elements of Stoner Rock with more focus given to areas of Desert Rock and Space Rock grooves.

Opening song Bitter shows what FOOT do best by playing addictive 90's soulful Desert/Stoner Rock with areas of Psyched Out Blues Rock when the cool organs or synths appear. Quite bouncy in places with a lush desert rock vibe that has twinges of early-era Brant Bjork and possibly Yawning Man. Though with a faster Stoner based approach. The guitars are plentiful and forceful towards the end of the song that allows FOOT to start of the album on a high.

Second song Caged Animal is a more catchier and aggressive affair with slightly distorted guitars before descending into Post-Rock theatrics. The vocals have a sense of warmth feeling behind them. The song is slow-paced at first with FOOT laying down the Psychedelic levels of noisy atmospherics before moving into a more grungier area of music. The song has some excellent lyrics within the chorus that works well with the sprawling Psych/Post-Rock grooves that allow FOOT to have a subtle MELLOW and AGGRESSIVE feel to the song. 

Third song Fire Dance is a more action packed Stoner Metal song with a DOOM based attitude with it's early showing of progressive sounding guitars. Maybe not as warmly addictive as the opening two songs, FOOT still play a winning style of modern Psych Rock with catchy vocals to match. A fantastic sounding Spaced Out background allows this to be one of my favourite songs on the album. FOOT bring the "FUZZ" to this song and everything sounds more cinematic and fully complete towards the later stages of the track.

Fourth song Gold Lion is a more caustic Blues Rock approach with some of the best vocals on the album that is helped along by powerful lyrics. With classic grungy guitars allowing FOOT to employ some Psychedelic Freakouts on the heavier guitar sounds. 

FOOT continue to impress on the final three songs on the album with I'll Be Just Fine, Impossible and Scared. More Psych Rock and Spaced Out Stoner grooves allows FOOT to play to their strengths and allow You Are Weightless to be their best work to date. The vocal melodies delivered on I'll Just Be Fine and Impossible are sublime with FOOT playing top-notch Stoner Riffs that evoke memories of Alice In Chains, KYUSS and YAWNING MAN but with with a flashier style of Psych Rock attitude contained on the album.

You Are Weightless is without doubt FOOT's best release to date that allows them the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to their overall sound. Perhaps one of the most mature offerings we've heard from the band. This is another wicked slice of Stoner Rock that elevates FOOT to the Top Tier of the Aussie Psych Stoner Rock Scene.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Sheltered Life PR for the promo.

You Are Weightless will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Copper Feast Records from June 10th 2022.


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