Feeder are a Brit-nominated alternative stone team, formed in Newport, Wales in 1991. Feeder’s initial line-up contains vocalist and guitar player Grant Nicholas, drummer Jon Lee and bass player Taka Hirose. By 1995 they introduced their particular debut EP Two Colours and a second EP titled Swim, which was followed closely by their 1997 debut album Polythene, after being met with important recognition making the united kingdom Top 75. Their particular second album, Yesterday Went Too Soon (1999), once more discovered favor with experts and reached number eight in britain. The musical organization’s cult status ended up being accompanied by conventional success in 2001, because they scored a UK top ten and South Africa airplay number one hit utilizing the solitary “Buck Rogers”, and the attendant album Echo Park (2001), which achieved number five in the UK.
Within age of 14, singer and guitarist give Nicholas joined a band labeled as ‘Sweet Leaf’, called after an Ebony Sabbath song, who have been the first musical organization he previously seen play live. Today Japanese bassist Taka Hirose and drummer Jon Lee had been playing in various covers groups, but couldn’t know each other during the time. Playing in numerous bands from the Newport gig circuit, Grant and Jon became buddies. They formed a digital duo labeled as ‘Temper Temper’ after Jon left Newport band The Darling Buds. Briefly thereafter, they formed a band labeled as ‘Rain Dancer’. These two rings neglected to win a recording agreement, aided by the noise associated with the latter once becoming contrasted by Grant with this of Waterboys.
Early releases (19951996)
Feeder’s first authoritative release was a two-track EP entitled Two tints, introduced in 1995 that has been only offered by the band’s early gigs. It had been limited to 1,500 CDs and 1,000 7″ vinyls. In 1996, the band released their first commercially available release, becoming the EP Swim and got a 4/5 review in Kerrang! mag (KKKK). Swim ended up being later re-released in July 2001 with extra tracks, becoming a selection of b-sides from their particular earlier in the day singles, alongside the videos when it comes to Polythene singles “Crash” and “Cement”. General unit sales for Swim stand at 40,000 as of February 2005.
After building a powerful fanbase using the release of Swim, the band revealed their very first full-length record album in 1997. The effect Polythene, was probably the most critically recommended albums of 1997 with steel Hammer and Kerrang!, placing the album at first and 6th in their particular end of year lists. Two paths from Swim were utilized for the album, becoming “Descend” and “Stereoworld”.
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