The middle of August saw Feeder entering the official UK charts with album ‘Tallulah’ at #4, their highest album entry for 13 years. They’ve since released a new video for single Blue Sky Blue.
The lyrics were written by Grant Nicholas, with an uplifting chorus – ‘Sometimes we get it wrong…..Sometimes we get it right.’ This time, Feeder have certainly got it right. It’s quite an achievement! Watch the video here.
Critics have been quick to voice their opinions on Tallulah:
“A welcome return from Feeder…this LP is just an absolute joy” 9/10 LOUDER THAN WAR
“Tallulah is a celebration…”8/10 CLASH
“Feeder doing what they do best…it’s a summery blast of nostalgic guitar pop“ UNCUT
“It is a triumph.”KERRANG!
Feeder’s own comment reflects their appreciation of fans and the industry alike:
“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”
It’s true to say that this is a resurgence, with consecutive top 10 albums in 2016 (All Bright Electric) and 2017 (Best of) – and Tallulah was recorded at Grant’s home studio in London, in the midst of new fans emerging at shows and festivals, so it’s been a very productive time.
Grant said “I just write the songs which feel natural to me, and I have a vision of each of them in my mind like a short film. I wanted to make a lot of the songs really adaptable. I didn’t want them to have be massively produced, I wanted them to also work in a stripped-back way.”
About track Fear of Flying: “Everybody in music who has some success has a fear of the bubble bursting. A lot of things that come with success aren’t always positive. I wrote it with a female rock star in mind, but it was based upon my own experiences of being in a band, and what you see when you’re hanging out with other bands. It also touches on being a band in the social media age. It’s not just about being reviewed by a certain magazine anymore, it’s about being reviewed by virtually anyone who wants to do so. It’s a whole different world out there for everyone, of any age.”
FEEDER’S NOVEMBER HEADLINE DATES
1st – Portsmouth, Pyramids
2nd – Exeter, Great Hall
4th – Oxford, O2 Academy
5th – Norwich, UEA
7th – Cardiff, Great Hall
8th – Leeds, Leeds BeckettUniversity
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
Photograph provided by Fear PR.
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.