Sounds From The Other City

April 12, 2011

A chat with… Feel Right

Feel Right are two people with familiar faces that make an unfamiliar sound. Born and raised DIY (they probably put on their own nativity play in nursery, soundtracked it with a Calvin Johnson mixtape), they’re getting their stuff together to play a show at Sound from the Other City. Ahead of the recording of their album, Nick from the band typed out some responses to some cobbled together questions:

Hiya Nick, how are you today?

Really good.

You’re part of Feel Right. You’re also in other bands too, right? What makes Feel Right different?

Yes. In FEEL RIGHT the songs have been written exactly 50/50. Joe plays a guitar part from his library-like brain, I sing some words that have been playing heavy on my mind and play the drums. It’s all been very quick and spontaneous. I think the songs sound really different to anything else I’ve played before.

Do you ever get bored of DIY? Do you ever wish someone else would do it for you?

I like doing it myself, I really look forward to playing and recording, but I definitely wish I had more technical know-how or access to someone with really expensive equipment.
Having someone to do it for me isn’t something I yearn for, but it’s infuriating and frustrating when you see bands who probably have half the heart and inferior songs getting a load of looking after. I would like to have someone shouting up on our behalf.

What’s the closest you’ve come to selling out?

One of my other bands, Dinner Party, once shared a stage with Wu Lyf.

Any good memories of Sounds from the Other City?

Sitting on an amp, eating a spring roll, crying John Smith tears.

Anything else we should know?

We’re recording on Sunday, the results of which are going to be released on ice capades sometime in the future.

Thanks Nick!

If you want to see Feel Right (and you probably should), Comfortable on a Tightrope’s stage at The King’s Arms is where you need to be.