Pegged as THE sound of surburbia, FOE’s debut EP Hot New Trash was an injection of brassy pop rock. She followed this up with the sleazy, scuzzed-up single ‘Deep Water Heartbreaker’, which we presented to you in July. Gutter caught up with FOE to quiz her on her music and future plans; it turns out she just wants to build a spaceship.

Who is FOE?

FOE is a persona of Hannah Louise Clark.

Who/what initially inspired you to make music?

My dad.

 Do you take inspiration from other artists, and if so, who?

Yeah, in a way. I love PJ Harvey, Jack White, Radiohead, probably more… I am inspired by their constant stream of creativity.

 How would you describe your sound?

Circus grunge pop rock.

It is a very competitive market in the UK music industry today, particularly for women. What makes you stand out?

Is it? That doesn’t bother me. Just let me make music.

Do you feel pressured to look a certain way in the midst of the UK’s body-obsessed culture?

No. I’d play a gig in a clown suit. Music should speak for itself.

What do you hope to achieve with your debut album?

I would like to have created something that people will cherish.

 What do you strive to bring to a live gig?

An assortment of wigs.

What are your plans for the coming months?

I will be building a spaceship.

Hot New Trash EP by FOE