Feeder Release Single 'Shatter' For Vampire Flick Xfm caught up with Feeder on the set of their new single 'Shatter', for a chat about the release of the non-album track, the band's next album and a spate of rumoured secret shows for 2006. For further information visit the website or click on the link below: www.xfm.co.uk/Article.asp?id=103716
It's a fairly interesting article.
Including the same old, 'The next album will be heavier' bollocks that all bands that used to be rock, but since went into sentimental bullshit mentality say when asked about a new album.
Tender is one of the worst and most dire songs I've heard in a very long time. The kind of crap Mums-into-Feeder and teeny-bopper-girls will lap up though, which is probably quite a lot of The Grant Nicholas Band/Feeder target audience these days I assume.
It's songs like that, that make me whisper 'Yea I like Feeder... er, a bit anyway, they're ok I suppose' when asked about the band in public.
I copied Echo Park onto my comp today and listened to a few songs for the first time in ages. When EP first came out I didn't care for Standing On The Edge at all, but listening to it now, it totally blows tracks like Tender away.
Actually I was confusing the crap lyrics of Tender with the really really really dire sound of 'Pain on Pain'. Tender is still bad, but about 1,000 times better than that. What a shame the entire PTS album is lacking in vitality and rocking sounds, thus there aren't really any good singles to be had from it. That said, I do like 'Bitter Glass' and 'Morning Life', but neither is single material either.
PTS feels like about half an album to me. Feeling A Moment, Bitter Glass, Pushing The Senses, Pilgrim Soul, Morning Life (even though the chorus is shameless) are all good. Dove Grey Sands is okay, but the rest are totally forgettable.
Collie: You think Echo Park is depressing? Surely YWTS tops it in that department.
No chance matey. It's something about the whole production of Echo Park. Every song apart from Buck Rogers seems overdone and I really struggle to listen to it. They're half-arsed or corny or ruined by Gil Norton's bollocks on the mixing deck. I can never bring myself to sticking in the CD and listening to it willfully.
YWTS, on the other hand, kicks off with a pretty upbeat song, then there's the poppy up-tempo Insomnia and Waiting for Changes and Day in Day Out and Evergreen and finally Hole in My Head to keep the adrenaline going. Sure Tinsel town and Dry drag the album down - and possibly Radioman and Picture of Perfect Youth, but the title track is incredible: emotional and thought provoking done powerfully - not like the crap cheesy stuff they later produce. It's a much lighter, more positive album. Everything has gone downhill since then. They've matured, for sure, but some of the stuff now feels pretentious.
Singles album? Hmm, some milking of the cashcow there. That's usually done when the record label thinks a band is on their way out.
As I understand it they signed a five album deal after Polythene, so one more studio effort and their contract is up. Hardly surprising the singles album is appearing, and at least it's after five albums, which is more than some labels are willing to wait