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.”
WATCH VIDEO FOR ‘BLUE SKY BLUE’ HERE: https://youtu.be/bLlPV9Gyj10
“It’s a classic Feeder record,” says Nicholas. “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.”
Highlights from ‘Tallulah’ include lead single ‘Fear Of Flying’. Contrasting dark verses with a skybound hook, it’s a prototypeFeeder 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.
“Everybody in music who has some success has a fear of the bubble bursting,” explains Nicholas. “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.”
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.