Feeder have never been a critic's band.
Rather, they're a band's band. Hugely respected by other musicians, the Welsh trio have long been lauded as some of the nicest men in British rock music.
Frontman Grant Nicholas has quietly built up an imposing discography, with Feeder notching up over three million album sales. Now he's ready to turn solo.
Deciding to try something new, the songwriter has reached for his trusty acoustic guitar, finding renewed inspiration in that gilded period of 60s, 70s counter culture songcraft.
Grant Nicholas explains: "…I felt it was time to bare my soul and let people hear my songs in a more acoustic way. I grew up listening to a lot of acoustic based artists from the 60’s and 70’s and I really wanted to make an album that touched on what I loved about the honesty and warmth of those records."
Turning down the volume, the singer seems to allow himself slightly more space to breathe. New album 'Yorktown Heights' arrives on August 11th, with Grant Nicholas taking charge of production himself.
Ahead of this, new cut 'Soul Mates' has been placed online. An emotive, gently seductive piece of songwriting, it's a world away from Feeder's rock outlook and demonstrates the sheer breadth of Nicholas' artistry.
Clash is pleased to be able to premiere a newly shot video for the track - check it out below.
Download 'Soul Mates' HERE.