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Feeder confirm new album, Tallulah, and UK Autumn tour (2019)


Story by Jack Foley

FEEDER have confirmed the release of their tenth studio album, Tallulah, which will be released on August 9, 2019, as well as an Autumn headline tour.

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 song-writing strengths. Producing with regular collaborator Tim Roe, Nicholas 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 song-craft of the British indie scene.

“It’s a classic Feeder record,” explains 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.”

Other highlights include the current single, Fear of Flying, 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 will be available 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.

The album is now available to pre-order from here.

To celebrate the release of the LP, Feeder will also embark on a UK headline tour this November, culminating with two nights at London’s iconic Roundhouse.

The tour dates are (all November 2019)

1 – Portsmouth, Pyramids
2 – Exeter, Great Hal
4 – Oxford, O2 Academy
5 – Norwich, UEA
7 – Leeds, Beckett University
8 – Cardiff, Great Hall
10 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
11 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
13 – Inverness, Ironworks
14 – Glasgow, Barrowland
16 & 17 – Manchester, Albert Hall
19 – Lincoln, Engine Room
20 – Nottingham, Rock City
22 & 23 – London, Roundhouse

In addition, Feeder are also confirmed to play the following UK festivals (with more to follow):

18 – Lancaster, Highest Point Festival
25 – Falkirk, Vibrations Festival (headliners)

14 – London, BST Hyde Park (with Robbie Williams)
28 – Bude, Leopallooza