Feeder – York – The Barbican – 06/04/17
I’d give up ‘Seven Days in the Sun’ to watch this one again…
Feeder (9) play The Barbican to conclude their outstanding All Bright Electric UK tour.
Waiting in line for a pint at York’s Barbican, which can only be described as an old school cinema atrium with its velvet roping as you queue, the anticipation begins to build. As the gentleman, who is assumed to be some kind of queue coordinator, guides me to the nearest bar tender, I take my first few sips and head towards the stage. It’s Feeder time!
Entering the venue it felt quite spacious, what is often the side effect of a second leg tour. But an unenthusiastic crowd they were not. Never in my lifetime did I think I’d ever see a mosh pit in the grounds of The Barbican.
The show gets off to a start with the sound of the great Bowie’s Space Oddity echoing round as Feeder plug in. The soft chords of one of their latest singles ‘Another Day on Earth’ rings out. An unusual but nice touch for an intro was then joined by the power of the recent album’s debut single ‘Universe of Life’. From soft to heavy, it was the perfect way to resemble the sound that is Feeder.
The inclusion of tracks from their recent record ‘All Bright Electric’ went down a treat, with second single ‘Eskimo’ and most recent single ‘Paperweight’ feeling like part of the usual Feeder back catalogue.
But there was no worries about them dropping any of their classic hits as they blast through an impressive 22 song set. From old school tunes like ‘Insomniac’ and crowd favourite ‘High’, all the way to the big hits ‘Buck Rodgers’ and ‘Just a Day’, the Welsh band definitely got the balance right. Even the inclusion of the fantastic ‘Seven Days in the Sun’ was the cherry on the cake.
Feeder never fail to impress and they did just that. Like a fine wine they just keep getting better with age. Long may they reign!
Check out more live photos of Feeder in York here!
Review: Harry Owen
Photography: Danny Peart Photography