It’s hard to imagine, but Screamfeeder, the legendary noisy pop/indie rock band from Brisbane, have been making great records for 25 years now.
Screamfeeder’s debut album Flour came out way back in 1992, and they followed that with five more scorching albums including the undeniable classic Kitten Licks in 1996 and the smash success of Take You Apart in 2004. Critics raved. Audiences stood open-mouthed, as always.
Lovers of loud and beautiful music since the day they were each conceived, Screamfeeder have rightly been compared to all the greats; Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr, GBV and The Pixies.
And so to 2018, and the announcement that Screamfeeder will, for the first time, collect all their singles – and shoulda-beens – together on one monumental release, simply titled ‘Patterns Form’.
From the outset, you could hear the way the band combined loud with beautiful, intense with joyous, chaotic with precise and pulled it all together in a way that very few acts ever manage. What’s apparent, listening to these songs in chronological sequence, is how a potent pop sensibility gradually unfurled itself and moved into the foreground, propelling Screamfeeder’s songs onto radios around Australia and the globe.
Screamfeeder believe in writing good songs, and then performing them like their lives depend on it. There simply is nothing like them around today. Old school? Shit yeah, and proud of it.
“25 years into their career, Screamfeeder are still killing it.. (they) pour a lifetime of indie-rock experience intothis collection of blissed-out punk songs.” Rolling Stone
‘Patterns Form’ will be released on April 20, 2018 for Record Store Day. Available on 2LP, CD and digital.
The tour will kick of in Adelaide on April 13, before heading to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Hunter Valley.
PS Music Group presents
Screamfeeder ‘Patterns Form’ Tour
Friday 13 April
Ed Castle | Adelaide SA
Saturday 14 April
The Gaso (Upstairs) | Melbourne VIC
Tuesday 24 April
(ANZAC Day Eve)
The Zoo | Brisbane QLD
Friday 27 April
Waywards | Sydney NSW
Saturday 28 April
The Gum Ball | Hunter Valley NSW