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Screamfeeder: From L to R: Darek Mudge, Dean Shwereb, Kellie Lloyd, Tim Steward; Photo Credit: Stephen Booth
Brisbane, Australia-based rockers Screamfeeder are set to release their 7th studio album, Pop Guilt. The album is due out June 23 via Rogue Wave Records.
The Big Takeover premieres the punchy and crunchy, but nimble and lyrically relevant “Shelter”, an exclusive unreleased track where the band members Tim Steward, Kellie Lloyd, Dean Shwereb, and Darek Mudge take on ’90s post-punk with infectious melodic pop vibes that are just in time for the summer.
The band has this to say about the creation of “Shelter”: Lloyd reveals the meaning behind the lyrics, explaining, “This song took the longest to write, Tim and I went around and around in circles getting the structure right, we had the bare bones and the bits but had to stitch them together. In the end we end up with a great song. I’m proud of this. This song is about toxic masculinity. It’s in our homes, in our communities, in boardrooms and governments and it’s a big problem. Respect needs to be taught early. We need to get it right and get it right now.”
Steward continues the thread, unraveling the crafting of “Shelter”, detailing that, “This song’s a real jigsaw puzzle of guitar lines, as well as lyrics. It existed forever as a collection of interchangeable parts – because in the end they’re kind of all the same. So it became our challenge to make one of them a verse and one a chorus. Recording it was great – a very free space for us to move in as guitarists because the template is very simple. The 5 chord progression kept it interesting too. Brad Wood did a lovely job on the mix, and he made it much heavier than we originally thought it would be.”
Stream “Shelter” below to gear up for the Pop Guilt release next month.