Feeder release new video for ‘Blue Sky Blue’

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 […]

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 RoeNicholas 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.

“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 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. 

“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. 

Feeder’s upcoming UK shows are as below. Please see https://www.feederweb.com/ for a full list of international tour dates.

The ‘Tallulah’ tracklisting is:

  1. ‘Youth’
  2. ‘Blue Sky Blue’
  3. ‘Daily Habit’
  4. ‘Fear Of Flying’
  5. ‘Rodeo’
  6. ‘Tallulah’
  7. ‘Shapes And Sounds’
  8. ‘Guillotine’
  9. ‘Kyoto’
  10. ‘Kite’
  11. ‘Windmill’
  12. ‘Lonely Hollow Days’


    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

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