Brisbane indie rock band, Screamfeeder are headed to The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle on Friday December 4. They’ll be showcasing their first new material in 10 years including their new single, ‘Alone In A Crowd’.
There has been some recent excitement surrounding Brisbane rockers Screamfeeder. Following on from last year’s first-four-album reissue program, Poison City announced the vinyl reissue of the band’s 2000 masterpiece, Rocks On the Soul. Maintaining their tangible enthusiasm for the stage, Screamfeeder have toured with the likes of Jebediah (for their 20th Anniversary Tour) and showed the sheer power of their performance at the 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations.
Their place as heavy hitters in Australian music remains ever-present with their fans’ wave of appreciation for their hit-laden back catalogue and captivating live shows. Inevitably, the next course of action was to record something new. Tim and Kellie began writing together, birthing small snippets, recording on phones and re-listening on car stereos. Over time, fully formed songs started to appear. Among them, ‘Alone In A Crowd’.
Lyrically taking shape from a conversation between Tim and Kellie, the pair drew from reflection and isolation. “It was an observation around going out. The tension and anxiety around knowing everyone in the room, but still feeling a little lost at times. It’s pretty universal, really. Nothing specific, just a rumination on how most people feel in the modern world and the anxiety around being a social creature,” Kellie explains.
Musically, the track is undeniable proof that Screamfeeder’s melodic instincts are sharp as ever. A thrilling slice of summery pop music teamed with Kellie’s classically dreamy vocals, it contains trademark elements of the band’s best songs – the punchy opening riff, powerful and intricate drumming, cascading guitar and a disarmingly solid bass riff, holding the whole thing together. As always, every element comes together with ease.
‘Alone In A Crowd’ is the first new material from Screamfeeder in ten years. The single will be proudly released through Poison City, offering a taste of their forthcoming album, set for release mid-2016.
Tickets for the band’s show at The Cambridge Hotel are now on sale.