Nashville based four-piece THE FEATURES return to the UK for dates in support of the new album ‘Wilderness’ due for release 10th September 2012. The band last visited the UK during the release of ‘Some Kind of Salvation’ in 2010 playing a series of dates including shows with The Black Keys and Kings of Leon’s huge Hyde Park show. Since then they have been constantly touring the US, writing and recording new material.
‘Wilderness’ quickly establishes Matt Pelham (vocals/guitars) and fellow Features Roger Dabbs (bass), Mark Bond (keyboards), and Rollum Haas (drums) as one of the most exciting and imaginative bands working today. Songs like “Another One” and “Fats Domino” are marvels of pop ingenuity, animated by vivid lyrics, unshakable hooks, and experimental soul. ‘Wilderness’ is an amalgamation of influences and inspirations – spanning elements of Krautrock, indie, psychedelia, and classic AOR – to conjure up The Features’ own inimitable, indescribable sound.
This, their third album (their debut ‘Exhibit A’ was released in 2004) is released on Kings of Leon’s label, Serpents and Snakes, a venture with music publisher, BMG Rights Management.
10 September 2012: new single ‘Another One’ / new album ‘Wilderness’
12 September LONDON, Bush Hall
13 September MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
14 September GLASGOW, King Tuts
15 September BIRMINGHAM , Ballroom
Here’s an older video for ‘Lions’ (brand new one online soon for first new single ‘Another One’)