Following on from international festival dates as well as touring in the USA, Athens, G.A. and post-punk trio Feather Trade has now recorded their first album – The Sound of Broken Worlds – with Matt Yelton (Pixies; Frank Black and The Catholics.)
Matt met up with producer Gareth Jones at one of the band’s shows and together they identified the similarities between Feather Trade and various UK bands – those who speak of the working-class struggle at a time when art is being seen and used as a mere commodity.
This is how the band sees it: “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 – fuelling 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.”
“… Their moody, black post-punk reverberates so clearly; Feather Trade have never looked, strutted and sounded more like bona fide rock stars …” COLLAPSE BOARD
“… Feather Trade is the dark horse that Athens needs; this is a band that is aggressive and straight forward, not some simple cookie-cutter group trying to make shallow radio hits …” DELAMURE MUSIC
Tour dates as special guests of Spear of Destiny:
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 UK dates.
Photograph provided by Ian Cheek Press.
Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.