The album is well and truly out! Thanks everyone for so much help and encouragement getting this one together..
Some great reviews coming in already:
25 years into their career, Screamfeeder are still killing it. Thankfully Brisbane’s Screamfeeder have never been very good at breaking up, and 25 years after their debut, Flour, they’re still writing career-best songs. Screamfeeder pour a lifetime of indie-rock experience into this collection of blissed-out punk songs. They may not have achieved the chart success of fellow Brisbaneites Regurgitator, Powderfinger or Custard, but their records have held up better than those of their peers. Pop Guilt is big, brash and shiny guitar music that will take you back to the Nineties. Think Hüsker Dü and the Go Betweens smashing heads with the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr and you’d be in the right ballpark. Matt Coyte, Rolling Stone May 2017
Twelve years since Screamfeeder’s sixth album Take You Apart, this long underrated Brisbane band have slowly reintroduced themselves to audiences through a series of reissues of their first five records, followed by three new singles. Those earlier albums have stood up well and Pop Guilt keeps them excellent company. Singer/guitarist Tim Steward has kept himself busy with his other outfit We All Want To, and some of that band’s charm has rubbed off here: he’s in fine voice on the fizzy rush of Got A Feeling and the chugging drone of Falling. Bass player Kellie Lloyd has a more prominent role than before, taking the lead on five of the album’s 12 tracks, including the first two singles Alone In A Crowd and All Over It Again, and the addictive Shelter. The band’s reference points are worn loud and proud – the twists and turns of Alone In A Crowd have an unmistakable Pixies crunch; Sonic Souvenirs recalls early Sebadoh, and the shadows of Swervedriver and Hüsker Dü hover throughout. But Screamfeeder are peers of those bands, not pale imitators ..there’s no guilt here, only pleasure.Andrew Stafford, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2017
The PledgeMusic “project” has been amazing, thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered the album, you’ve all helped move it along and actually turn it into reality!
The album is currently about to be mastered and we are getting the artwork together this week. We have a title already – thanks to everyone who let us know what they thought of our art and title ideas on the PledgeMusic site, that was cool.. we have gone with some of your suggestions – not all (obviously..). We will have news regarding the release date, the track listing, art and title within 1 week from now.
If you’ve already pre-ordered vinyl or any of the special deals, your name will be on the artwork! If you haven’t ordered, and your name on the art is kinda important to you, get in quick, we will be sending the vinyl artwork off in the next few days,. and the CD artwork shortly after that. Anyone who pre-orders after that, sorry but it will be too late to put your name on the cover. We still love you and all, but – you know.. deadlines.
It’s been a long time between releases ..but we’re back, with a whole album of new songs.
Super exciting news: We’re heading into the studio to record our eighth album! After regrouping in 2015 our back catalogue was re-released on vinyl, which kicked off a series of new singles and national tours.
The reaction was better than we could have imagined, giving us the impetus to go back into the studio.
We really want to thank all our fans who have been so enthusiastic that we’re back gigging and making new music. So we decided to join up with PledgeMusic to offer exclusive items and experiences ahead of the new album’s release (scheduled for April 2017). Pledge to pre-order the album now!
You can get involved with the process and keep up with our progress across the whole project, and of course get your ears around the tracks way before they’re actually released. We can’t wait for you to hear them.
Check out what you can pre-order!
The album in your choice of format
An exclusive t shirt
A bottle of Screamfeeder wine
A custom guitar pedal
Our studio charts
Hand written lyrics
Your name in a new song
Your name on the album credits
Your own personalised song recording
A guitar lesson
Attend our launch party
A gig at your house
The digital download is included with all exclusive offers and you’ll get updates and studio fotage as it happens
We’re recording with Darek at his own studio – The Shed, where Violent Solo recorded their last two records. We’re getting the songs mixed by Darek, as well as Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr), Dave Downham (Beach Slang) and Brad Wood (pretty much everyone.. Something for Kate, Liz Phair, Veruca Salt and tons of others).
The album will be out in March 2017 and we’ll see you on tour mid year. Thanks for helping us make this happen!