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Feeder Drop New Track Magpie

Friday, 24 September 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Steve Gullick

Feeder have dropped a new song, Magpie.

Driven by a pounding beat, the grunge guitar-drenched rocker leans hard into an industrial aesthetic and will appear on the band's upcoming album, 'Torpedo', due out on March 18 via Big Teeth Music.

It follows the previously unveiled title track. Lead singer and guitarist Grant Nicholas commented:

"I first wrote the riff to Magpie at home during lockdown on my Gibson J45 acoustic. I had an almost heavy dance groove idea in my head when writing it and also when approaching the production, and how to capture this feeling and sound.

"The lyrics were mainly written on my daily walks and runs to Finsbury Park during lockdown. It was a very observational process for me and mentions my childhood superstition for Magpie birds that I had spotted every day. The song's chorus touches on the frustration that I think we all feel, and especially felt at that time, about the future in general. It also addresses the impact social media and how it can affect peoples' belief, dreams and mental wellbeing.

"We are all kind of servants to the system in some way and our own feelings and emotions - it’s just how each person deals with them in their own way.

"It’s definitely one of my favourite tracks on the 'Torpedo' album and was fun to write and record some big riffs."

Feeder will support the record with a previously announced UK tour next spring. Tickets are on sale now.

Feeder Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat April 23 2022 - BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Sun April 24 2022 - OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Tue April 26 2022 - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall Southampton
Wed April 27 2022 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Fri April 29 2022 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy
Sat April 30 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Mon May 02 2022 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Newcastle University Students Union
Tue May 03 2022 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu May 05 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri May 06 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

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