“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.”
Read Rock At Night’s review of Tallulah HERE
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:
- ‘Blue Sky Blue’
- ‘Daily Habit’
- ‘Fear Of Flying’
- ‘Shapes And Sounds’
- ‘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