NEW - 23rd June
Feeder's Swim EP
20 years ago tomorrow, Feeder released their second EP, following 1995's Two Colours. Swim featured 6 tracks which mainly showcased the band's grunge-y style of the time, heavily influenced by bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and Manic Street Preachers, as well as their softer side with the closing title track. The EP received some rave reviews but didn't make much of an impact commercially, which is a shame because these are some amazing songs.
Those of you who played Gran Turismo in the 90s may well recognise Sweet 16 and Shade as instrumental versions of them were featured on the soundtrack. Stereo World was later released as the band's first single, complete with a fantastically low-budget video, complete with orange jumpsuits long before Slipknot.
A couple of notes on some of the charting included here:
- A lot of these songs (especially Stereo World and Descend) have a few layered guitars. I've picked out what I think are the most prominent and/or most fun to play at any given time.
- Stereo World normally ends with a fade-out. I've tried to level out the audio in the fade-out and give it a proper ending with a bit of reverb. So if it sounds a bit weird towards the end, my bad
- The drums in the intro/verses of Descend include a hi-hat sound, but I'm led to believe from live performance videos that this is played with the foot, so it is not included. It has been animated as such, though.
- Shade features my first ever Big Rock Ending - it seemed to be working okay in playtesting but let me know if there are any issues as I've not used them before!
If you're a fan of 90s rock, I'd urge you to give these a try - Descend is the highlight for me, dark and brooding verses and huge choruses. Shade is pretty full-on and challenging on all instruments. You couldn't get much further from Buck Rogers if you tried. Enjoy!
Feeder - Sweet 16
Feeder - Stereo World
Feeder - W.I.T.
Feeder - Descend
Feeder - Shade
Feeder - Swim
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