The Feeling ' Join With Us'
The Feeling are set to release ‘Join With Us’, the title track from their No 1 album, as a single on 8th/15th September ’08. The single will be available digitally on 8th Sept and on 7” coloured vinyl and CD on the 15th.
The promo video for ‘Join With Us’ was shot on Wed 16th July as part of a 24-hour challenge set by Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen on their Capital Radio Breakfast show - creating a music video from the drawing board to the small screen in just 24 hours.
The Feeling, together with music video director, Caswell Coggins developed, shot and edited the video in just 24 hours, something not done since Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles became the first music video aired on MTV in 1981. The resulting promo is a very English piece of film that looks like ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ filmed by Lindsay Anderson.
Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer for The Feeling comments, “We’re always looking to try new things and experiment. The 24 Hour Challenge was pretty daunting but we had a fantastic time and we’re delighted with the result.”
‘Join With Us’ is also the soundbed to the current Toyota “Arius” TV commercial.
After their final festival appearances of the year at Clumber Park and V, The Feeling will star in the London Olympic Handover Celebrations in The Mall in London on Sunday 24th August.
Following a summer of huge outdoor shows The Feeling have announced their biggest UK tour to date in Oct/Nov
The full list of shows is:
31 Oct Plymouth Pavillions
1 Nov Brighton Centre
2 Nov Bournemouth BIC
4 Nov London Hammersmith Apollo
5 Nov Ipswich Regent
6 Nov Southend Cliffs Pavillion
8 Nov Swindon Oasis
9 Nov Llandudno N.Wales Theatre
10 Nov Wolverhampton Civic Theatre
12 Nov Inverness Ironworks
13 Nov Aberdeen Music Hall
14 Nov Glasgow Academy
16 Nov Doncaster Dome
17 Nov Manchester Apollo
18 Nov Preston Guildhall
19 Nov Derby Assembly Rooms
20 Nov Newcastle Academy
The Feeling are:
Dan Gillespie Sells – vocals & guitar
Richard Jones – bass
Kevin Jeremiah – guitar
Ciaran Jeremiah – keyboards
Paul Stewart – drums
The Feeling have released two albums – “Twelve Stops & Home” (2006), which is fast approaching 1 million sales in the UK and “Join With Us” (2008), which went straight to No 1 on its release in Feb this year. They were the No 1 most played band in the UK in 2006. Their four singles “Sewn” (March ‘06), “Fill My Little World” (June ‘06) “Never Be Lonely” (August ‘06) and “Love It When You Call” (November ‘06) were all huge hits.
The Feeling won the 2007 Ivor Novello Award for “Songwriters Of The Year” in May ‘07.
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY:
“Stand by your radio sets: a tsunami of tunes is about to break over the airwaves. Here is a pop masterpiece so toe-tapping and huggable that we might have to re-arrange the cannon. For melodic, harmonic and lyrical quality, the second album by (The Feeling) matches if not exceeds their obvious inspirations in the creamy ‘70s Britpop layer-cake of Macca, Supertramp, ELO and 10cc. Not even ‘Band On The Run’ is as good. A dozen songs span the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and occasionally reflective with but a single approach: genial delight in a prodigious musical talent revelling in the fullness of its expression.”
MOJO March ‘08
“Any band would murder for this number of viciously bouncy hooks, from grandstanding pomp (the title track) to winsome ballad (Without You).
“The overall effect… sounds like what might happen if Paddy McAloon and Gary Barlow co-write the next Take That album; a strange lovely trade-off between knowing compositional virtuosity and gauche showbiz populism.”
Observer Music Monthly