FEEDER‘s new album ‘COMFORT IN SOUND’ is said to be heavily influenced by the suicide of drummer JON LEE.
The album, the follow-up to 2001’s ‘Echo Park’, will be released in the UK on October 21, preceded by a new single ‘Come Back Around’ on September 30 via Echo.
NME has heard the single, which is set to receive its first radio play on July 31. We can reveal it addresses the emotional state of the group at the start of the year. Heavier and more mature than their biggest hit ‘Buck Rogers’, early mixes of ‘Come Back Around’ are reminiscent of early that Foo Fighters.
The track features the chorus: “We suffer the breaks / You know I still remember it / It keeps burning away / I know you may take a while / To come back around…I miss you around”.
Although a final tracklisting hasn’t been confirmed, song titles include ‘Forget About Tomorrow’, ‘Helium’, ‘Find The Colour’, ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’, ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Child In You’.
A select number of fans will be given the chance to hear the songs at a low-key warm-up for the Carling Weekend Festivals at the Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms (August 20). The band then play the Carling Weekend in Reading and Leeds, and Glasgow Gig On The Green (23-25).
Feeder, have spent much of this year working on new songs, the first without Lee, who committed suicide at his Miami home (January 7). Lee, 33, hanged himself with a metal dog chain from the rafters of his garage after pinning three notes to his shirt. More than 700 fans attended Jon’s funeral in Newport earlier this year.
Singer Grant Nicholas and bassist Taka Hirose are now working with replacement drummer, Mark Richardson from Skunk Anansie. Richardson, who has been an associate of the group since before Lee’s death, is currently not a fully announced member of the band, but is expected to play live with >Feeder in August.