Feeder entered the official UK charts last week with album ‘Tallulah’ at #4, a significant achievement for this Iconic British band, securing their highest album entry for 13 years and certifying their musical longevity.
“The feedback since the release of ‘Tallulah’ has only reinforced outer belief in Feeder and its been pretty overwhelming for us. The response and positivity from the fans and media has been huge. Thank you everyone x” Feeder
Today, Feeder release the new music video for single ‘Blue Sky Blue’, an emotional anthem penned by Nicholas with his distinctive vocals holding court over big percussion and guitar melodies whilst he sings the uplifting chorus; “Sometimes we get it wrong…Sometimes we get it right.”
Feeder are in the midst of a resurgence, having scored consecutive Top 10 albums with 2016’s ‘All Bright Electric’ and the 2017 ‘Best Of’. That renewed power continues with their tenth studio album ‘Tallulah’. ‘Tallulah’ was created during a particularly busy and productive period in the Feeder camp, with a new generation of fans emerging at shows and festivals in support of the ‘Best Of’ album. Its songs evolved very organically, with frontman Grant Nicholas writing on acoustic guitar and playing to his songwriting strengths. Producing with regular collaborator Tim Roe, Nicholas recorded the bulk of the material at his home studio in London.
Opening track ‘Youth’ erupts into life with a flood of melody reflecting the band’s live performances as Nicholas’s lyrics conjure images of a classic road trip. The album as a whole reflects Feeder’s pan-Atlantic influences, which meld the power of American alt-rock with the songcraft of the British indie scene.
Highlights from‘Tallulah’ include lead single ‘Fear Of Flying’.Contrasting dark verses with a skybound hook, it’s a prototype Feeder anthem that echoes the likes of Sugar, Husker Du and Foo Fighters. Lyrically it’s a tight fictional narrative, delivered in a four-minute song.
Other highlights include the strident ‘Blue Sky Blue, both openly honest and buoyantly optimistic, the Pavement-esque day-in-a-life tale of ‘Daily Habit’ and the corrosive metallic attack of ‘Kyoto’. The album closes in intimate fashion with ‘Lonely Hollow Days’, which feels close to Nicholas’s solo album ‘Yorktown Heights’ and ‘Black Clouds’ with a nod to his love of Nick Drake.
‘Tallulah’ is available now on a range of formats: Standard CD; Deluxe CD bound in a book-pack; LP on Heavyweight White Vinyl; a Limited Deluxe Picture Disc LP and a Pink and White Cassettes versions.
Feeder’s upcoming UK shows are as below.
NOVEMBER – HEADLINE DATES
1st – Portsmouth, Pyramids
2nd – Exeter, Great Hall
4th – Oxford, O2 Academy
5th – Norwich, UEA
7th – Leeds, Beckett University
8th – Cardiff, Great Hall
10th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
11th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
13th – Inverness, Ironworks
14th – Glasgow, Barrowland
16th – Manchester, Albert Hall
17th– Manchester Albert Hall
19th – Lincoln, Engine Room
20th – Nottingham, Rock City
22nd – London, Roundhouse
23rd– London Roundhouse