Following a successful UK tour in 2019, supporting Spear of Destiny, the band – Manchester based, but via Athens, Georgia – embarked on their first full UK tour, and announced their first tour album ‘The Sound Of Broken Worlds’. After this, as the world came to a standstill, activity continued – travel restrictions forced an innovative, cross continental concert, where the band members played live with projections of one another in multiple countries. This concert can be seen in the recent DVD release ‘Live and Transatlantic’ or as an original live-stream concert.
Having already supported bands such as The Soft Moon, Deerhoof, Daniel Johnston, Florence and the Machine, and The Maccabees, Feather Trade also found themselves, during 2021, in demand for the legendary Leeds Futurama Festival, playing alongside bands such as The Blinders and Peter Hook and The Light. And 2022 concluded with a successful tour of UK venues, delighting fans, and gaining a notable new following wherever they played.
So what’s next? Feather Trade are recording their debut album with US producer Matt Yelton (Pixies, Frank Black and the Catholics), and have released a series of singles, starting in October 2022. ‘Dead Boy’ was the first of these releases and also their first official Spotify single. It received much airplay, and positive reviews both in the UK and across Europe praising the sharp, focussed melody and heart-melting anger and honesty. ‘Just Like Film’ followed in March 2023 to a similar positive reception, and April sees ‘Big Nobody’ complete the trilogy.
Feather Trade now tour the UK this November 2023 support of a new single, “A Ready Defense,” and have a series of dates lined up in late April/early May, as well as festival appearances in the summer and fall of 2024.
The journey continues. Be with us.
Chisolm, Natalie, João
“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