Archive for February, 2011

It’s been a long time since November 2008. That was the last time The Feeling toured. Since then, fans have only seen the band at festivals and a few little shows – such as the Water Rats shows last May, in which the band showcased some of their new material to their most loyal fans. The Search Every Corner tour was basically a continuation of these shows, with most venues only holding 400 – 500 people. You can check out my review from the Water Rats show here.  

I attended two of the shows on the tour – the Roadmender in Northampton on the 11th and Chinnerys at Southend on the 18th.

The shows kicked off with ‘Set My World On Fire’, which is set to be the first single, released 14th March. It’s sounding incredible with its new intro, and a few altered lyrics in there. Something I really love is hearing songs progress over time, and I think it’s wonderful to be able to look back to the first time I heard this song live, acoustically in a bar in South London, and to see how it’s evolved since then. I loved it then, and I love it even more now! This was followed by classic crowd pleaser, ‘Fill My Little World’.

The first of the ‘new-new’ songs (new songs which weren’t played at the Water Rats shows) played was ‘Another Life’. This was one which I instantly loved, and by the second of the two shows I knew all the words. The 12 string guitar lends the song an elegance which is complimented by a keyboard melody that easily gets stuck in your head. And there are some beautiful lyrical ideas in there as well. This was followed by ‘Never Be Lonely’, which always gets the crowd going with audience participation.

My favorite song from the Water Rats shows (and still my favorite now) was ‘Say No’. It still has just as much impact as the first time I heard it and I cannot wait to hear the final recording with Beverly Knight. This was followed up with a powerful performance of ‘Rosé’.

‘Another Soldier’, which was a clear favorite amongst the fans from the Water Rats shows kept the energy going, leading to a nostalgia filled performance of ‘Sewn’.

Next up was ‘Searched Every Corner’ which they collaborated with The Freemasons on. They made 1,000 CD’s with the track on which they were selling at the gigs. It’s fantastic to hear the song finally mixed. I defy anyone to hear this song and not have ‘back back back’ stuck in your head all day! This lead excellently into another ‘new-new’ song, ‘Dance For Lights’, which is also intensely catchy. Two fantastic dance tracks, covered in glitter, which I can easily hear being played in night-clubs.

They finished the set as ever, with ‘Love It When You Call’.

We were given an encore of ‘I Thought It Was Over’, which works really well for an encore – you thought it was over, but it’s not! Dan joked that as they’ve been playing the song as an opener for such a long time it felt like they’d have to play another full set!

They finished with ‘Undeniable’, which will be the final track on their upcoming album, ‘Together We Were Made’. The album title is taken from a lyric in the song. The song is another epic like ‘Blue Piccadilly’ and ‘Greatest Show On Earth’ which closed their previous two albums.

At Southend, we were also treated to ‘Join With Us’, which was dedicated to all of the fans that have followed the band on the tour.

The only thing that bothers me slightly is that ‘Seven Years’ wasn’t played at all on the tour. It had become a favorite of mine and was played a lot at festivals last summer, so I hope it still makes it to the album.

Both of the shows I went to were stunning, it’s fantastic to have The Feeling back! The tour has left me ‘feeling’ very excited for the album and a bigger tour later on this year.


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It has today been announced that The Feeling’s upcoming single titled ‘Set My World On Fire’ will be available on iTunes from 14th March 2011.

The track has already been selected to be used by the BBC for its coverage of this year’s Cricket World Cup, which begins on February 19th.

Make Your Own kind Of Music are very excited about this new single release and indeed the album which will follow soon! You’ll be kept updated with news from the gigs next month.

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