The Feeling are headed to London’s O2 Arena for four nights as the special guests of Jeff Lynne’s ELO.
The shows (on 20, 22, 23, and 26 April 2016) are part of a UK and European arena tour and follow The Feeling’s headline show at Scala in March.
The band have just released their self-titled fifth album which was recorded live in the studio over the course of a few days.
“This record captures a kind of energy you’d normally only get if you’ve seen us in concert,” reasons frontman Dan Gillespie Sells. “When we play live, the music is free and moving together as one whole. It can breathe a bit, and we can react to each other. But it’s hard to recreate that in the studio if you’re recording along to individual parts that were done separately the day before.”
The traditional approach to recording, which saw the band performing songs in full rather than editing together pieces of different performances, took a lot of planning.
“We had to make sure all the microphones were in exactly the right places and that we really knew the material. But when it came to pressing record, it was just a really fired-up live band in a room playing together,” he explains.
The band they’re supporting are British pop music royalty, known for such classic ‘70s hits as ‘Livin’ Thing’ and ‘Mr Blue Sky’. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide during the first 15 years of their career, Lynne resurrected the group in 2014, with his ELO headlining BBC Radio 2’s “Festival In A Day” in Hyde Park in front of a sold-out crowd of 50 000 fans.