Video: The Feeling talk rowdy northern crowds, Leeds gigs and the new album

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A TRIO of pop music maestros landed in Yorkshire to give radio listeners a taste of their new record.

BRIT Award-nominated The Feeling popped in at Real Radio Yorkshire’s studios in Tingley to talk about rowdy northern crowds, Leeds gigs and the new album.

19th May 2011.  The Feeling during their visit to Real Radio in Tingley, Leeds. From left, Richard, Kieran and Dan.

19th May 2011. The Feeling during their visit to Real Radio in Tingley, Leeds. From left, Richard, Kieran and Dan.

Lead singer Dan Gillespie Sells, bassist Richard Jones and keyboard player Ciaran Jeremiah also gave a live performance of new single Set My World on Fire.

Bassist Jones said: “It’s always nice to be in Yorkshire. We’ve been here many times.

“We walked past Leeds Cockpit the other night and we’ve had many great memories of that place. It’s a great venue.”

Jones’ wife, pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, also appeared at Real Radio earlier in the week.

Real Radio Yorkshire welcomed three of the group’s five members, whose last album Join With Us went to number one in the UK charts, to play the single, which is currently available to download before its CD release on June 13.

Frontman Gillespie Sells, who also plays guitar in the band, said: “I think crowds up here tend to be a bit more rowdy.

“I think the further south you go the more conservative and harder it is to get them moving. Northern crowds tend to be more fun.”

The new album, Together We Were Made, is released on June 20.

Gillespie Sells added: “Certain parts of the new album are more grown up and more sophisticated because we’re a bit older maybe.

“But there’s still a lot of upbeat pop songs, so there’s a good medley of songs.”

The Feeling are the latest big name pop act to make waves at the radio station, with Blue, Scouting for Girls and Sara Bareilles making recent appearances.

Ian Brannan, head of presentation at Real Radio Yorkshire, said: “The Feeling have proved to be one of the most popular bands that we have had here. We’ve played all their hits over the last few years.”

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