Limited edition pressing includes one bonus track: 'Godhead'. 2010 release from the Britrock icons, their seventh album overall and the follow-up to 2008's Silent Cry. It is the first to be released on their own Big Teeth label and the first since drummer Mark Richardson left the band; most of the drumming on this album was done by Karl Brazil of Ben's Brother. Featuring an assortment of songs written by frontman Grant Nicholas throughout 2009, it eschews acoustic guitars completely in favour of a return to the harder-edged Rock sound found on the band's early releases. 12 tracks.
From the first play they are catchy and energetic with a clear slick production. By the third play you realise that these songs are all punky poppy classics that hang together perfectly as a record. This is certainly a return to form for Feeder and they are definitely back in "Insomnia - Just a Day" mode here (apart from "The River" which dips back into their former, more reflective feel). The last couple of albums were a little disappointing, slipping a little too close to "easy listening" AOR territory, but this record redresses the balance to perfection and it's almost like Grant remembered how much fun he can have with an electric guitar again.
Feeder always come up with something new and I think that their records don't sound like anyone else. This record is a proud and worthy addition to their catalogue and I hope that they tour this again as Feeder so I can go and enjoy these songs live, this time with the benefit of knowing them well.
I have to say that this album does not dissapoint. From the crunching guitar riffs of the opener 'White Lines', Feeder have created a really strong album.
Stand out tracks for me include 'White Lines', 'Renegades' and 'The End'. The album is short at just over 38 minutes, and I must admit that the track 'This Town' doesn't fit in as well as the others, but overall it is a decent return to form from Feeder that diehard fans will love.
A great album.
A group that does not change and experiment with different styles or feelings of music holds no interest to me. However, I do like a group to remember its roots and never forget what made it so popular in the first place.
So, to Renegades.
What can I say? The group takes us through this short but excellent album with a great selection of tunes. A heavy guitar sound dominates and takes us back to Feeder of old. Powerful chord riffs, well structured tunes and Grant Nicholas' lyrics do not disappoint.
The old sound is there but with a little of something new.
Yes. Its a good album. Bloody good! Enjoy.
This album deserves to be heard. If you like the shorter punchier tracks that Feeder have rarely touched upon on recent releases, this is the return to form you've been waiting for.
Not their best, but certainly worth a regular airing ... especially on a long road trip.
In summary this isn't commercial Feeder but it's another chapter in their evolution.