About three years ago remained The feeling really not a moment to breathe, they surfed just on this "incredible wave of enthusiasm" as bassist Richard Jones called the period after the British and finally conquered the international Poplandschaft had definitively. No wonder, because The feeling were different: With them was a band suddenly appeared on the scene, whose members were on acts such as Wings, ELO and Elton John and 10cc - where surfaced and after years of grim indie combo after another and very, very fast had disappeared from the scene, brought The feeling abruptly fresh air and positive vibes in the scene. After all, you had to do here with a combo that had their first experiences by coverten in a ski resort in the Alps pieces of ABBA, The Buggles or the Bangles and the skier thus kept happy. With a band that went there primarily "to very large choruses and very large hooks" - in a word, with a troop, which was celebrated with good reason as one of the greatest new bands from UK.
While they now just completed an endless tour of the UK, stood with them one day several radio interviews on the program: "The time was National Doodle Day, the date on which all bring something to paper, something to dahinkritzeln "says singer Dan Gillespie-Sells laughing. "So we were finally asked, but to make me a little drawing ..."
"Dan and I recorded then both the same: as a wound coil with so little stick man run into the vortex of the "interrupting him Richard. "We had so much time together that we had exactly the same idea in this moment."
The thing with the identical drawings should the two not let go: The idea that the road is the ultimate goal, liked both amateur draftsmen at its Zwillingswerk best - and that's what therefore also rotate the songs from their third album: "Together We Were Made".
Recorded in Dans apartment (which at the same time the studio the band is) - a former pub in the eastern part of London, now known as The Dog House (And beautifully decorated in pompous post-Style) - marked the publication of "Together We Were Made" a big anniversary fOr Dan and RichardYou now have worked together half their lives. A laughing Richard commented: "I'm just a fan of him! Dan writes melodies, and I just immediately knows what he is doing -. his songs move me now times "
As you can see, are The feeling currently at the peak of their work. First evidence is the track "Set My World On Fire", the even before the album release of the BBC was used as the official theme song of the Cricket World Cup. No wonder: The knitted a casual calypso beat track sounds insane person and epic at the same time.
Spiced with reggae elements Song "Another Soldier" however, - "To a penchant for reggae is something very British," says Dan - Is about how it feels when you have to constantly fight for everything you want. "You know: this moment, if you have the feeling of not being control of the situation? Cruel as that. "
"In the play is the way a sample of Sophie to hear, "says Richard and therefore thinks his wife: Sophie Ellis-Bextor. "We were just in New Orleans on this shooting. You pulled the trigger and shouted going on, and so you can hear now both in the song:. The shot and then the cry "
The extremely loud and pictorial "Come And Get It" however, was inspired by the soundtrack to the film "Bugsy Malone". "We organize here always so daft parties," says Dan and looks it in Dog House around. "With this piece we celebrate these evenings when you do stupid stuff just to go lets and sometimes makes an on decadent." "And the bassline sounds full by Stevie Wonder, "adds Richard.
"Leave Me Out Of It" is a duet with Ellis-Bextor; the beat is incredibly contagious, while the melody was recorded on top with a keyboard, the Dans mother has already bought him as a teenager. "As already wields a sense of nostalgia with," says Dan. "A very special feeling definitely. The chorus goes: 'You do not know what love is until you've had mine ...' - What's cool when a girl says to, but completely cruel sounds when it comes out of my mouth. why had Sophie sing that line. "
How these guys dominate well the art of ballad, they prove this time with "Say No", a track which also has a rich gospel flavor. "The melody is simply formed so fantastic," says Dan, "So I've got just once drangehängt an entire song. The number sounds full to us: This overlaying layered melodies - which can be found on all our albums. So that is probably: With four I had my first guitar in hand, and since then, there was just no going back. I make music from dawn to dusk, and I want to do nothing else. I have no other goals than this. "
had between 2005 and 2008 The feeling total maybe 10 days off. Permanent full tour schedule, where more new dates had to be added because their sound in new corners of the world caused a sensation, were exactly what was your fancy: There are few bands that with so much enthusiasm a three-month tour pass through the entire United States - with virtually no day off in between, apart from half a day in Norfolk, Virginia - perhaps -; but eventually it turned out enough times.
"We were completely done," says Richard. "We started there already so slow to understand why other bands spin sometime or kill each other."
"I slowly but surely lost his mind", also thinks Dan.
Instead now but to get into the hair or risking a rift Ever, framed The feeling ado the decision to insert a whole year break - try and other things to compensate. Dan took flight hours by helicopter. Richard flew - by air - and that he was for the second time father. drummer Paul Stewart bought a dragster and married.
"We really have no cliché omitted," says Richard. But it took only a few months until the batteries were full again and they were eager to write new songs. So they journeyed to a "small retreat" in Wiltshire, where they locked up for two weeks and composed a number of new songs. After that followed trip to Nashville (where the legendary producer Bob Ezrin met who revealed himself to the same as a fan) and to Sweden - and with each passing day took her new album concrete form.
In 2010, she then returned to the Alps back to where their own "Little World Festival" to launch - this year they will be there again as headlining alongside Acts squeeze and Ed Harcourt occur.
Back in Dog House they discovered "Sleepover jam sessions" fOr themselves, by rocking clubs nights in literally so, where they played just drauflos and letting their ideas simply times free rein.
In between, they took also The Freemasons, "Absolute madness producer", as they say, into the boat, the fOr to their work Ellis-Bextor (And remix works fOr Kelly Rowland, Solange Knowles and Jamiroquai) Were responsible for now, the necessary pages "pixie dust" About the new songs to spray.
"It all suddenly felt again like a hobby," reports Dan, "Because we have let go wonderfully. The time, however, have definitely needed. If you record sheets, where everything is based on songwriting - ideas not simply are strung together - then you just need more time. You have to live with these ideas, let them sink in and find out which one of them really mean anything. Songs sometimes have such a strange life of its own, you can have a surprising, and therefore the time factor is so important, because only one can reveal something about the actual quality. The best pieces are composed of three simple things: a line, a melody and a chord change somewhere. And sometimes it helps if you have brain just once off and goes to crazy places. The mind sometimes brings namely ugly stuff out while the subconscious is already rather familiar with the beautiful things. "
"And then at some point the day when we realized that now enough time had gone into the country," says Richard. "So à la 'The here must never be our" "will be album! Chinese Democracy'"
So they tapped last October to at their label Iceland Records, which everything else took its course - and what we would have arrived in the here and now: "Together We Were Made" appears at xx. June. And what are there for songs it gathered: It has become an album that just after The feeling sounds, but also includes new directions and one or the other experiment. "Even if we would create it deliberately, no more as The feeling want to sound, we would probably still after The feeling sound, "says Dan. "Just think of the Beatles or Elton John or Tina Turner - they always recognize his voice."
"No matter what we write, there is always Dans voice and our band sound to sound, and at some point one will then probably also hear our background vocals can, of all of a sudden out of nowhere, "says Richard Finally, laughing. "We are, that is our identity, and you should always be to what you are and are not afraid."
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