Following international festival dates and extensive regional touring in the USA, Athens, GA post-punk trio FEATHER TRADE has emerged from their creative incubation with their first album, recorded with producer Matt Yelton (Pixies, Frank Black & The Catholics).
After meeting fellow producer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Einsturzende Neubauten) at one their festival shows, both Yelton and Jones stressed the band’s similarities to a number of UK bands in critical politik and lyrical content. Finding an alliance with artists who speak of working class struggle in an era of the commodification of art, FEATHER TRADE now embarks on their first full UK tour and will soon announce their forthcoming debut album THE SOUND OF BROKEN WORLDS.
FEATHER TRADE in their own words: “Created or destroyed by crucial influence, each person’s world is a lifetime searching for meaning and reconstruction. They push through the strata – anger, grief, fear, shame, loss – fueling the desire for absolution and certainty. Some find it in religion. Some find it in drugs. Some find it in sex. Feather Trade brought the flames to one another. We scream in the darkness, the echoes giving black shape in sound. A fight with cancer. Watching a loved one’s descent into schizophrenia. Losing it all to fire. The unceasing longing to seal the fissure of three broken words.”
Like seeing Bauhaus playing a set of Pixies covers – total energy, total darkness, total volume – and following previous tours with the likes of Ought, Deerhoof, Daniel Johnston, Florence and the Machine and the Maccabees, the band will tour the UK as special guests of SPEAR OF DESTINY as follows:
Wed 04 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Thu 05 GLASGOW Oran Mor
Fri 06 STOKE Underground
Sat 07 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Sun 08 NORWICH Waterfront
Wed 11 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865
Thu 12 BRISTOL Fleece
Sat 14 BEDFORD Esquires
Sun 15 LIVERPOOL Jimmy’s
Wed 18 EXETER Phoenix Arts Centre
Thu 19 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
Fri 20 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sat 21 MANCHESTER Gorilla
Sun 22 HULL Polar Bear
Tue 24 SWINDON Level III
Wed 25 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu 26 NEWCASTLE Cluny
Fri 27 BRIGHTON Boat
Sat 28 LONDON London Under the Bridge
THE SOUND OF BROKEN WORLDS album will be officially released later this year. An exclusive and very limited advance run of the album will be available on each of the forthcoming UK dates.
You can listen to three of the tracks from the forthcoming album here.