The Feeling have premiered the video for new single Spiralling, which is the first single from their self-titled fifth album The Feeling, both released on 4th March. The video features a stylishly shot live performance filmed by photographer Steve Gullick (well known for his work with Nirvana), who also worked with the band on the photography and artwork for the new album. It can be watched below ‘Spiralling’.
Spiralling perfectly showcases Dan Gillespie Sells’ strong vocal and the live sound of the band’s new album. Premiered on Radio 2, it is an honest and emotive track that begins delicately before launching into a guitar-led expansive chorus.
Gillespie Sells says; “It meant writing a simple song which didn’t need a lot of additional production to make it work. Just 5 players in a studio and that’s it. We enjoyed the challenge of working this way.” In making their fifth album, The Feeling boldly went where not many bands in the last 30 years have gone before: they decided to record the entire thing in just a few days, as a fully live band.
The plan with the band’s fifth album was to capture the spirit and musicianship that has made them such a successful live draw for the past decade (this summer alone, they were booked for more than 25 festivals across Europe). In that spirit, the band abandoned the standard studio time-keeper of a click track (making editing together pieces of different takes nigh-on impossible) and recorded the songs one at a time, in full takes. The best takes are the ones that made the album.
The Feeling performed a sold out exclusive show at the end of last year at London’s Oslo, where they performed the new album in its entirety, alongside hits from their previous albums. They have recently announced a very special intimate UK headline tour for March 2016, taking the Oslo show on the road, and the six-date run will see the band perform across some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things off in Glasgow on 9th March, concluding at London’s Scala on 15th March. Full tour dates are below –
Wed 9th Glasgow Oran Mor
Thurs 10th Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Fri 11th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Sat 12th Bristol Thekla
Mon 14th Manchester The Ruby Lounge
Tues 15th London The Scala