After meeting fellow producer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Einsturzende Neubauten) at one their festival shows, both Yelton and Jones stressed the band’s 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, FEATHER TRADE now embarks on their first full UK tour and will soon announce their forthcoming debut album THE SOUND OF BROKEN WORLDS.


FEATHER TRADE in their own words: “Created or destroyed by crucial influence, each person’s world is a lifetime searching for meaning and reconstruction. They push through the strata – anger, grief, fear, shame, loss – fueling the desire for absolution and certainty. Some find it in religion. Some find it in drugs. Some find it in sex. Feather Trade brought the flames to one another. We scream in the darkness, the echoes giving black shape in sound. A fight with cancer. Watching a loved one’s descent into schizophrenia. Losing it all to fire. The unceasing longing to seal the fissure of three broken words.


Like seeing Bauhaus playing a set of Pixies covers – total energy, total darkness, total volume – and following previous tours with the likes of Ought, Deerhoof, Daniel Johnston, Florence and the Machine and the Maccabees, the band will tour the UK as special guests of SPEAR OF DESTINY as follows:




Wed     04        COLCHESTER             Arts Centre

Thu      05        GLASGOW                  Oran Mor

Fri        06        STOKE                         Underground

Sat       07        LEEDS                         Brudenell Social Club

Sun      08        NORWICH                    Waterfront

Wed     11        SOUTHAMPTON                      The 1865

Thu      12        BRISTOL                                  Fleece

Sat       14        BEDFORD                    Esquires

Sun      15        LIVERPOOL                Jimmy’s

Wed     18        EXETER                                   Phoenix Arts Centre

Thu      19        BIRMINGHAM              Hare & Hounds

Fri        20        NOTTINGHAM              Rescue Rooms

Sat       21        MANCHESTER             Gorilla

Sun      22        HULL                           Polar Bear

Tue      24        SWINDON                    Level III

Wed     25        CARDIFF                                  Clwb Ifor Bach

Thu      26        NEWCASTLE               Cluny

Fri        27        BRIGHTON                   Boat

Sat       28        LONDON                      London Under the Bridge



THE SOUND OF BROKEN WORLDS album will be officially released later this year. An exclusive and very limited advance run of the album will be available on each of the forthcoming UK dates.





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