Feeder are ready to come full circle. More than two decades after their first show the band are reinvigorated, tapping into the essential, primal energy that first inspired them. New album ‘Tallulah’ is evidence of this – snappy song writing, expertly produced, and completely natural, completely organic.
As ever, Grant Nicholas leads from the front, alongside bass player and comrade Taka Hirose. The bulk of the new record was laid down at his Treehouse home studio. “Every record still feels fresh,” he argues. “It’s draining, but in a really good way. I do put a lot of time into it - not only the recording and writing, but into everything, really.”
After looking back on their past for 2017’s enormously successful Best Of compilation, Grant Nicholas was able to use the experience of his acclaimed solo material to find a fresh path for the group. “There are quite a lot of experimental things going on with Feeder records,” he suggests. “I try new things all the time. I’ve had a good musical education. Even though we are a guitar-based band I still love experimenting. I think it’s a positive thing.”
But Feeder aren’t about to stop. ‘Tallulah’ opens a bold new chapter, one that thirsts for fresh challenges. “There’s a chemistry that you have when you’re a younger band which is kind of a magical time,” he says. “And if you can maintain some of that chemistry 20 years later and do it in a natural way then I think that’s a really good thing.”
Support from The Pearl Harts.