A tragic but defiant air hangs heavy over this record, the clear product
of the terrible events of January when Feeder's drummer Jon Lee took his own life.
Some might have wondered whether Feeder could have maintained their
momentum after this bombshell, but this is an impressive return that bodes
well for their forthcoming album.
Come Back Around manages to be both deeply melancholy and
strangely uplifting. Imposing guitar squalls cut in and out of Grant
Nicholas' impassioned vocals, his stark lyrics given added pathos by the
trauma that has hit the band.
A call to arms if you like, from a band still with much to offer.