The Real Feel
Released October 20 2009
Former frontman of Preston School Of Industry and founding member of Pavement, Scott Kannberg returned in 2009 with his first solo album, The Real Feel, credited to his long-running nom-du-rock, Spiral Stairs.
The Real Feel is an album heavy with haunted blues and bruised soul, with a soused late-night ambience that perfectly fits both its scuffed and sad-eyed ballads, and its more strident rockers. Spiral describes it as having an “Australian” sound, and says it reminds him of the Bad Seeds and the Go-Betweens. Cathartic and uplifting, it’s the sound of Spiral making sense with that which makes no sense, making peace with his demons, and celebrating the life that follows.