April 29, 2011
The Feeling – who have sold over two million records in the UK and
established themselves as one of the UK’s foremost purveyors of exquisite
pop music – make a very welcome return with the release of their new
album, ‘Together We Were Made’, on June 13th through Island Records.
‘Together We Were Made’ is a Feeling record that sounds, unashamedly, like
The Feeling, but with a host of new twists and turns to explore.
Their third album was recorded in frontman Dan Gillespie Sells’ home (and
the band’s studio) – a converted East London pub decorated in glorious, post-
WW11, end-of-an-Empire style and rechristened The Dog House.
‘Set My World On Fire’ is the first single to be released from the album
(impact date June 13th), built around a shimmering calypso beat, it is both
intimate and epic.
The band worked alongside The Freemasons to produce the album, with the
Brighton dance duo adding “fairy-dust” to the these new tracks, including the
reggae-scented ‘Another Soldier’, which considers how it feels to have to fight
for things all the time. “You know that feeling when you’re not in control?” Dan
The raucous ‘A Hundred Sinners (Come And Get It)’ was inspired by the
soundtrack to Bugsy Malone. “We have stupid parties here,” Dan says of the
Dog House. “The song is a nod to being completely stupid and jubilant and
‘Leave Me Out Of It’ is a heartfelt duet with Sophie Ellis-Bextor while the
band’s innate way with a ballad is well displayed on ‘Say No’, which has a
rich, Gospel edge.
‘Together We Were Made’ follows 2006’s multi-platinum selling ‘Twelve Stops
and Home’ and 2008’s Number One album ‘Join with Us’.
As well as the standard 13 track version of the album, the band’s fans are in
for a treat with the double album version which has a whole other disc of new
songs including the track ‘Virtually Art’ with guest vocals from none other than
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