20 March 2017 Feeder reveal video for new single ‘Paperweight’
Today, Feeder are revealing the video for their new single ‘Paperweight’, from their recent top 10 album ‘All Bright Electric’.
Produced & directed by Sitcom Soldiers, the video explores the aesthetic of the 90’s, reminiscent of classic music shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test & Top Of The Pops which disappeared from our screens over a decade ago. ‘Paperweight’ is full of huge, classic Feeder riffs; one of the many highlights from ‘All Bright Electric’. The nostalgic clip works brilliantly as a visual for the band’s stunning performance of the track, paying homage to an era when music shows were really thriving on television.
Of the video, Feeder’s Grant Nicholas commented:
“We wanted to make a more retro, indie looking video this time using filtered kaleidoscope effects and old school claps to give it an older look. It seems funny calling it retro as Feeder started around 1992. This was a format that was still around then, so I guess we have kind of gone full circle!”
Sitcom Soldier’s Ben Thornley adds:
“We designed the set itself from scratch with lots of squares of light which would dance on camera and give us the TV studio feel. We used an old vintage zoom which Panavision dug out for us and shot in 4:3 with a VHS transfer. The whole process was a lot of fun and the way the band reacted on the day gave us a very unique video."
FEEDER (Grant Nicholas & Taka Hirose) announced their return last year after a four-year hiatus in glorious style, celebrating their highest chart position since 2008 with 9th record ‘All Bright Electric’. ‘All Bright Electric’ is a true statement of intent representing an even bigger, more exciting FEEDER who found a fresh lease of life in making this breathtaking new record. The album became their 7th top 10 release with critics hailing it as up there with the band’s very best.
FEEDER: Special Edition Reissues – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Cooking Vinyl who released ‘All Bright Electric’ will be releasing Special Editions of the band’s previous two albums ‘Generation Freakshow’ & ‘Renegades’ which have been unavailable to buy digitally and physically for some time now. Originally released on the band’s own Big Teeth label, these reissued Special Editions will feature the original album in full, plus many of the original and hard to find b-sides and bonus tracks released during each era. Both Special Edition albums will be released on 24th March and are available for pre-order now.
The bands 7th album ‘Renegades’ was released in July 2010 and charted at #16. It featured the singles ‘Call Out’, ‘Renegades’, ‘This Town’ and ‘Down To The River’. This was followed by ‘Generation Freakshow’ originally released in April 2012 and charted at #13. It featured the singles ‘Borders’, ‘Children of the Sun’ and ‘Idaho’.
MARCH / APRIL 2017 TOUR DATES
Following 14 incredible SOLD OUT dates last year, including a very special show at London’s Roundhouse, FEEDER embark on their second installment of UK shows next month in support of ‘All Bright Electric’. The 10 date tour will start in Liverpool on 24th March, and finish in York on 6th April, seeing the band revisit some of their biggest hits whilst also performing fan favourites from ‘All Bright Electric’, ‘Generation Freakshow’ & ‘Renegades’.
The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
24 MAR LIVERPOOL, ACADEMY
25 MAR EDINBURGH, QUEENS HALL
27 MAR CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
28 MAR SOUTHAMPTON, THE GUILDHALL
30 MAR KEELE, UNIVERSITY
31 MAR SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL
02 APR FOLKESTONE, LEAS CLIFF HALL
03 APR OXFORD, ACADEMY
05 APR COVENTRY, EMPIRE
06 APR YORK, BARBICAN