Screamfeeder - Popguilt (LP)
Catalog number: RWLP
Brisbane indie heavyweights Screamfeeder are one of this country’s most-loved bands, capturing hearts and ears with their blissfully noisy pop-rock. Now they’re back, better than ever, with new album Pop Guilt set for release June 23.
The first singles ‘Alone In The Crowd’ and ‘All Over It Again’ gained airplay across Australia. What better reason than to come out of hibernation? Writing together again came easily to Tim Steward and Kellie Lloyd, who sat down together and put together the bulk of the album’s songs. “It was like we’d never stopped.. we found ourselves
falling into familiar patterns of melody and structure again so easily”. Lyrically the album combines Kellie’s abstract and poetic stream-of-consciousness with Tim’s more literal – and literate – observations and personal purgings.
The new album was recorded in Brisbane but mixed mostly in America, the band choosing a dream-list of producers from their collection of indie-rock favourites old and new. Brad Wood (Veruca Salt, Placebo), Paul Kolderie (Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads, Radiohead), Dave Downham (Beach Slang) and Wayne Connolly (The Vines, Died Pretty) contributed mixes and their own signature styles to the songs.
Screamfeeder still believe in writing good songs, and performing them like their lives depend on it. Who’s going to argue with that?
“…(their) ragged, infectious spirit evokes all kinds of glories: classic soul records, the early Who singles, the fire and fun of bands such as the Jam and the Replacements.”