Feeder are a Brit-nominated alternative rock group, formed in Newport, Wales in 1991. Feeder’s original line-up consisted of vocalist and guitarist Grant Nicholas, drummer Jon Lee and bass player Taka Hirose. By 1995 they released their debut EP Two Colours and a second EP titled Swim, which was followed by their 1997 debut album Polythene, after being met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 75. Their second album, Yesterday Went Too Soon (1999), again found favour with critics and reached number eight in the UK. The band’s cult status was followed by mainstream success in 2001, as they scored a UK Top 10 and South Africa airplay number one hit with the single “Buck Rogers”, and the attendant album Echo Park (2001), which reached number five in the UK.
At the age of 14, singer and guitarist Grant Nicholas joined a band called ‘Sweet Leaf’, named after a Black Sabbath song, who were the first band he had seen play live. At this time Japanese bassist Taka Hirose and drummer Jon Lee were playing in different covers bands, but did not know each other at the time. While playing in different bands on the Newport gig circuit, Grant and Jon became friends. They formed an electronic duo called ‘Temper Temper’ after Jon left Newport band The Darling Buds. Shortly thereafter, they formed a band called ‘Rain Dancer’. Both of these bands failed to win a recording contract, with the sound of the latter once being compared by Grant with that of The Waterboys.
Early releases (19951996)
Feeder’s first official release was a two-track EP entitled Two Colours, released in 1995 which was only available at the band’s early gigs. It was limited to 1,500 CDs and 1,000 7″ vinyls. In 1996, the band released their first commercially available release, being the EP Swim and received a 4/5 review in Kerrang! magazine (KKKK). Swim was later re-released in July 2001 with extra tracks, being a selection of b-sides from their earlier singles, alongside the videos for the Polythene singles “Crash” and “Cement”. Overall unit sales for Swim stand at 40,000 as of February 2005.
After building a strong fanbase with the release of Swim, the band released their first full-length album in 1997. The result Polythene, was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 1997 with Metal Hammer and Kerrang!, placing the album at first and sixth in their respective end of year lists. Two tracks from Swim were used for the album, being “Descend” and “Stereoworld”.
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