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Feeder (formed 1991 - 2012) Feeder are one of the most successful British rock bands, originating in Newport, Wales.

Formation: Lead singer/guitarist, Grant Nicholas, joined the band Sweet Leaf at the age of 14. Similarly, bassist Taka Hirose and drummer Jon Lee were performing in their own cover bands. Nicholas and Lee met one another while performing in Newport, and decided to form Temper Temper - their own electronic band. After the band failed to gain any label support, they reformed into Raindancer, before changing to Reel. After hiring Hirose due to an advert he posted in a magazine. Finally, they changed their name to Feeder and sent a demo tape to The Echo Label, earning them a contract in 1994. Feeder:

Career: Feeder released their first EP, 'Two Colours', on 25th September 1995. The EP contained two tracks, and was followed by 1996's 'Swim' EP, which received glowing reviews, leading to a rerelease in 2001. In 1997, Feeder released their debut studio album, 'Polythene' which received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Feeder then decided that they were going to self-produce their third studio album, 'Yesterday Went Too Soon' in 1999. The album debuted in the UK charts at number eight, as well as receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews. On 8th January 2001, Feeder released the single 'Buck Rogers' which shot into fifth position in the charts, becoming the first top ten single from the band - leading to overall more publicity and mainstream success. In January 2002, drummer Jon Lee committed suicide in his home in Miami, leading to the band seemingly disappearing from the public eye at the height of their success. They returned at the end of the year on 21st October 2002, with the release of 'Comfort in Sound'. The band chose not to promote the album as much as their previous work due to the death of Lee, yet the album still charted well. Feeder's next album, 'Pushing Up Senses', didn't release until 31st January 2005. The album failed to receive the same critical response, and instead received very mixed reviews. On 15th May 2006 'The Singles' was released as a compilation album. Through 2007 and 2008, Feeder were hard at work recording their sixth studio album, 'Silent Cry', which was released on 16th June 2008. Following Lee's death in 2002, Feeder hired Mark Richardson as a drummer. In 2009, Richardson decided to leave Feeder and return to his original band. On 5th July 2010, Feeder released 'Renegades', their seventh studio album, which received very mixed reviews. Following the release of their eighth studio, 'Generation Freakshow', on 23rd April 2012, the band went on hiatus.



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Posted on 08 November 2013

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Featuring: Grant Nicholas, Feeder Where: London, England

Feeder and Brixton Academy - Feeder performing live at the Brixton Academy Friday 23rd November 2012 Featuring: Grant Nicholas, Feeder Where: London, England

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Feeder Open 'Isle Of Wight Festival' To Empty Field


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Welsh rockers Feeder opened the ISLE OF WIGHT Festival on Friday (June 22, 2012), except, er, they weren't actually playing to anybody. More than 50,000 are still travelling to the festival as bad weather causes chaos around the site, reports the Associated Press.

This year's event is being headlined by Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, though hundreds of revellers were forced to sleep in their cars on Thursday after traffic became gridlocked and the site turned into a mud bath. A light fell down in the main stage area on Friday - pushing things back even further - though Feeder eventually wandered out onto the stage to play to an empty field. After their first song, the unhappy campers began making their way in the direction of the music, with the lead singer saying, "Hurry up, they're coming in!" Ferry companies suspended their services on Thursday and about 600 people were stranded as heavy rain fell, waterlogging the car parks at Seaclose Park. Police directed many of those looking for shelter to Newport Football Club, with a spokesman saying, "There is a ferry service for foot passengers and this will be the easiest route. We are sorry for any disruptions caused". The organiser of the Isle of Wight festival has already confirmed that those returning their tickets will be entitled to a full refund.

The entertainment actually began on Thursday night - for those who had managed to reach the site - though the Big Top stage had to be evacuated because of heavy wind and rain. However, it did re-open again for headliners PRIMAL SCREAM.

Feeder Announce New Single 'Children Of The Sun' Out April 30th 2012

Posted on 14 March 2012

Feeder Announce New Single 'Children Of The Sun' Out April 30th 2012

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There are bands around that are like Ryan Giggs: they seem to have been around forever, like the Manic Street Preachers. Naturally Feeder - unlike the Manics, who have stated 'you wont hear from us now for at least a couple of years' - have no intention of taking a year or so out, as they return with their new single 'Borders'.

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Feeder, Borders Single Review


There are bands around that are like Ryan Giggs: they seem to have been around forever, like the Manic Street Preachers. Naturally Feeder - unlike the Manics, who have stated 'you wont hear from us now for at least a couple of years' - have no intention of taking a year or so out, as they return with their new single 'Borders'.

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U.k. Music Festival Cancelled At Last Minute


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A British festival set to feature Echo & The Bunnymen, Feeder and Calvin Harris has been cancelled at the last minute over safety concerns.

The Ignition Festival in Newcastle, England was slated to take place over the weekend (06-07Aug11) at the Newcastle Racecourse, but the venue's owners feared the event would break strict health and safety regulations.

After organisers failed to find an alternative venue, they have decided to scrap the festival and refund all tickets.

A statement on the official website reads, "With deepest regret we are now in a position to confirm that Ignition Festival 2011 will not be going ahead... We would like to apologise for all of the inconvenience and upset caused to the people involved. We have full intention to reimburse all holders for the tickets purchased."

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Chester Rocks 2011 At Chester Racecourse - Day 2

Feeder - Grant Nicholas of Feeder Chester, England - Chester Rocks 2011 at Chester Racecourse - Day 2 Sunday 3rd July 2011

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Feeder's Japan Song Is Deeply Personal For Grant


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Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas jumped at the chance to record an aid anthem for Japan - his wife and bandmate Taka Hirose both hail from the earthquake-ravaged nation.

The band has released Side-By-Side to help raise money for aid efforts in Japan in the aftermath of last month's (Mar11) devastating earthquake and tsunami disasters.

Nicholas' wife, Kana, is Japanese and their two children have close links to the country, while Hirose was born in Mizuho, Japan.

The star felt compelled to act on behalf of the country, telling Scotland's Sunday Mail, "Feeder have always had a strong connection with Japan. My two kids are half-Japanese. Taka is over there now visiting his relatives. We just wanted to help out.

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Feeder Releasing Single For Japan Appeal


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British rockers Feeder are donating all the profits from their new single Side By Side to the Japan aid appeal.

Bassist Taka Hirose, who hails from Japan, has been left horrified by the images of devastation since this month's (Mar11) 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, which killed an estimated 18,000 people.

The band's forthcoming track is being released to raise funds for the British Red Cross' Japan Tsunami appeal - and Hirose is appealing to fans to support the track, which is released on Sunday (27Mar11).

He tells Britain's The Sun, "We have all seen the devastation in Japan. Lots of people are suffering from this horrific disaster.

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The 2011 Soundwave Festival

Feeder - Karl Brazil of Feeder Adelaide, Australia - The 2011 Soundwave Festival Sunday 6th March 2011

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The V Festival 2010 Held At Weston Park - Performances - Day Two

Feeder - Grant Nicholas of Feeder Sunday 22nd August 2010 at V Festival Staffordshire, England

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Feeder, Renegades Album Review


Having road-tested their new material with a couple of low-key tours earlier in the year, Feeder now present their seventh studio album on their own Big Teeth Music label.

The band have recruited a new drummer in the shape of Karl Brazil and are set to hit the road again in autumn after festival appearances including Sonisphere and the dual V Festival events.

'Renegades' has been touted as a return to Feeder's earlier, harder sound and this is indicated in the crunching riffs of opener 'White Lines'. Recent single 'Call Out' furthers this claim, its raw fun making for a frantic anthem, while the title track recalls the spirit of punk. It is an attitude carried throughout the likes of 'Home' and 'Barking Dogs' with the only let down being under-developed 'This Town', while 'Down By The River' opens up with an impressive chorus in the power-ballad mould.

The return to a primal style may theoretically alienate more recent fans, but Grant Nicholas still proves his knack for writing a catchy tune. The lack of variation may drag slightly toward the finale of the record, but at just over 30 minutes the length of the LP is perfect to avoid this becoming detrimental.

3/5

Andrew Lockwood

Feeder, Nottingham Rock City Live Review


Feeder live review of their gig at Nottingham Rock City on October 27th 2008.

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Feeder - Friday 26th September 2008 at Royal Albert Hall London, England

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