FEATHER TRADE is recording their debut album with US producer Matt Yelton (Pixies, Frank Black & The Catholics), meanwhile has started producing new singles with Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission UK).
After meeting fellow producer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Einsturzende Neubauten, Interpol) at one the band’s festival shows in the USA, both Yelton and Jones stressed their similarities to a number of UK bands in critical politik and lyrical content, finding an alliance with artists who speak of working class struggle in an era of the commodification of art, in 2019 FEATHER TRADE embarked on their first full UK tour and announced their first tour album THE SOUND OF BROKEN WORLDS.
In 2020, travel restrictions forced an innovative, cross continental live concert from Feather Trade. The members played live with projections of one another in multiple countries. This concert can be seen in the recent DVD release, “Live & Transatlantic” or in the original live stream concerts also featuring acts such as Chameleons, 1919, Boot Blacks, Derek Forbes (Simple Minds, Big Country) and Kirk Brandon.
Like seeing Bauhaus playing a set of Pixies covers – total energy, total darkness, total volume – and following previous tour supports for the likes of Ought, The Soft Moon, Deerhoof, Daniel Johnston, Florence & the Machine and the Maccabees, 2021 saw the band slotted on Liverpool’s legendary FUTURAMA FESTIVAL with The Blinders, Billy NoMates, TV Priest, Peter Hook, etc. After postponements of festivals, 2022 now has the band rebooking and writing their second music release.
“Feather Trade are the very essence of why you should always catch the support act”
– AJ Phink, ThePunkSite.com
“Heartbreaking work of staggering genius”
– Kimberly Sloan, Athens 441 Radio Show
“They took their places on the stage and then exploded..”
– James Edmund, PatchChordNews.com
“It’s fresh and powerful…”
– Peter Goodbody, GetIntoThis.co.uk
“… Their moody, black post-punk reverberates so clearly; Feather Trade have never looked, strutted and sounded more like bona fide rock stars …”
– Collapse Board
“Brash and unapologetic… delightfully gargantuan guitar riffs”
– Dumbstruck Magazine
“A dark and cerebral trio…”
– Viva Le Rock Magazine