Leading British rockers Feeder were formed by singer/guitarist Grant Nicholas and drummer Jon Lee. The line-up was complete with the addition of Tokyo-born bassist Taka Hirose. They issued their debut EP ‘Two Colours’, followed by the six-track ‘Swim’. A series of well-received singles - ‘Stereo World’, ‘Tangerine’ and ‘Cement’ followed, and in mid 1997 they launched their full length debut, ‘Polythene’. The hit ‘Day In, Day Out’ preceded the release of the trio’s sophomore effort, 1999’s ‘Yesterday Went Too Soon’. In 2001 Feeder scored a hit with ‘Buck Rogers’. The first single from the band’s third album, ‘Echo Park’, eventually hit number 5 in the charts. Before the year’s end, the band scored another Top 20 hit with the ‘Just a Day EP’.
Tracks for a fourth album were already in the works when tragedy struck when Jon Lee committed suicide. Nicholas and Hirose decided the best thing to do was to continue, so they resumed recording, with former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson. The Gil Norton-produced ‘Comfort in Sound’ was released the following October. In August 2004, Feeder issued a B-sides collection called ‘Picture of Perfect Youth’, and the ‘Pushing the Senses’ album followed in 2005. A year later Feeder released ‘The Singles’ Shows in Milan, Berlin and London opening for the Rolling Stones followed and in June 2008, Feeder’s sixth studio album, the self-produced ‘Silent Cry’, was released.
Having spent early 2010 getting back to their roots and playing new tracks in clubs under the name ‘Renegades’, Grant and Taka released their heavier sounding seventh album, (also called) ‘Renegades’ on their own label - Big Teeth Music.
Feeder release their eighth studio album, ‘Generation Freakshow’ on April 23rd 2012. Classic Feeder with an updated twist, the album is twelve tracks of masterfully-crafted, fresh sounding strong songs, drawing from metal, punk,indie and classic rock - absorbed and melded together as unmistakably Feeder. With glowing reviews in The Times and The Evening Standard, ‘Generation Freakshow’ was debuted live (alongside their classics) in selected intimate venues this February. Four more dates in April are confirmed. Following 25 hit singles, 5 million record sales and a double platinum singles collection, the Feeder juggernaut thunders on, with no intention of slowing down.
Feeder tour the UK again in November….