The Feeling

The Feeling

Picture - The Feeling - Wickerman Festival... Dumfries United Kingdom, Thursday 24th July 2014

The Feeling - Wickerman Festival 2014 - Day 2 - Performances - The Feeling - Dumfries, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th July 2014

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Picture - The Feeling - Hop Farm... London United Kingdom, Saturday 5th July 2014

The Feeling - Hop Farm Music Festival 2014 - Day 2 - Performances - The Feeling - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th July 2014

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The Feeling - Boy Cried Wolf Album Review


When The Feeling released their debut record in 2006, they fell just short of the summit of the album chart, but to give a flavour of the musical landscape at the time, chart-toppers that year included Keane, Snow Patrol and Embrace.  Seven years on and the quintet are now preparing the release of their fourth album, which will be supported by an eleven-date UK tour beginning October 21st 2013.

The Feeling - Boy Cried Wolf Album Review

From the beginning of opening track 'Blue Murder', it is very clear that The Feeling's sound has not evolved from the style that brought them commercial success.  Mid-tempo and with a soaring chorus, the title track is a formulaic rock ballad comfortable on mainstream radio, but it fails to genuinely rouse.  'Anchor' follows very much the same pattern with Dan Gillespie-Sells providing what was likely intended to be a passionate vocal delivery, but in truth is more akin to a man in desperate need of a laxative.  Despite some clumsy lyrics, 'Rescue' does provide a small uplift by utilising a simple hook, while 'Fall Like Rain' has a mesmeric quality that the band would do well to develop.  However, 'A Lost Home' is tripe that you could imagine the likes of Westlife releasing - perhaps it's one for their scrapbook should a reunion ever surface.

If the first half of the record doesn't give much reason for optimism, the latter end also disappoints when 'The Gloves Are Off' appears.   It's another predictable, by-numbers ballad, that tries desperately too hard to be emotive - you could be forgiven for giving up on 'Boy Cried Wolf' at this point.  It is, however, at this time that things improve.  By stripping back their sound, 'You'll See' provides a much better setting for Gillepie-Sells' fragile voice and it all connects nicely.  Unfortunately, they fail to resist the temptation to throw the wall of sound in toward the track's climax, but it's still a vast improvement on many of the predecessors.  Finale 'I Just Do' also leaves a good impression, thankfully so considering it clocks in at nearly nine minutes, with the decision to drizzle a touch of blues proving key.  It's a positive note on which to end an album which all too often fails to inspire, but at least there are a few moments to get in touch with The Feeling.

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Picture - The Feeling - Concert in... The Hague Netherlands, Saturday 21st September 2013

The Feeling - Concert in Aid of 'Peace One Day' concert at the Peace Palace - The Hague, Netherlands - Saturday 21st September 2013

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The Feeling - Rescue


The Feeling will release their new album ‘Boy Cried Wolf’ on October 7th 2013 and now unveil a video for their new single ‘Rescue’. The band are also giving away a free download of their acoustic track ‘I Just Do’.

Picture - The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells,... London United Kingdom, Wednesday 3rd July 2013

The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, Richard Jones, Paul Stewart, Kevin Jeremiah and Ciaran Jeremiah - Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd July 2013

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The Feeling, Interview


Interview with The Feeling

The Feeling, despite having 'only' been in the public conscious for the past five years, have actually been together for over fifteen. Pretty impressive, seeing as most have self-combusted by the time they reach even half this number. As they prepare to release their first Singles collection album, I caught up with the quintet (and lead singer Dan's dog Teddy) at their studio to discuss their career so far, aspirations of playing in outer space and the effects of filling up the trophy cabinet.

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The Feeling, Together We Were Made Album Review


As pop groups go, the general trend is that they get better and progress as they develop a fan base and grow into their niche. So how is it that you listen to 'Together We Are Made' and think, I'm sure people used to rate this band?!'

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The Feeling, Never Be Lonely, Single Review


The Feeling
Never Be Lonely
Single Review

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The Feeling, Love It When You Call, Single Review


The Feeling
Love It When You Call
Single Review

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The Feeling, Fill My Little World, Single Review


The Feeling
Fill My Little World
Single Review

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The Feeling, Sewn, Single Review, Island


The Feeling
Sewn
Single Review
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The Feeling, Twelve Stops And Home, Album Sampler


The Feeling
Twelve Stops And Home
Album Sampler

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