Feeder are a Brit-nominated alternative stone group, created in Newport, Wales in 1991. Feeder’s original line-up contains vocalist and guitarist Grant Nicholas, drummer Jon Lee and bass player Taka Hirose. By 1995 they revealed their particular first EP Two Colours an additional EP titled Swim, which was accompanied by their particular 1997 debut album Polythene, after being met with important recognition making great britain Top 75. Their 2nd record, Yesterday Went too quickly (1999), once more discovered favour with critics and achieved quantity eight in britain. The musical organization’s cult standing ended up being followed closely by popular success in 2001, while they scored a UK top ten and Southern Africa airplay first hit using the solitary “Buck Rogers”, additionally the attendant album Echo Park (2001), which reached quantity five in britain.
In the age 14, singer and guitar player give Nicholas joined up with a band labeled as ‘Sweet Leaf’, known as after an Ebony Sabbath tune, have been the very first band he previously seen play reside. Today Japanese bassist Taka Hirose and drummer Jon Lee had been playing in numerous covers bands, but would not know each other at the time. While playing in numerous rings in the Newport gig circuit, give and Jon became buddies. They formed an electric duo called ‘Temper Temper’ after Jon left Newport band The Darling Buds. Shortly thereafter, they formed a band called ‘Rain Dancer’. Both these bands failed to win a recording contract, aided by the sound of the latter once becoming compared by Grant thereupon associated with Waterboys.
Early releases (19951996)
Feeder’s very first authoritative launch had been a two-track EP entitled Two Colours, circulated in 1995 that was just offered at the musical organization’s early gigs. It absolutely was restricted to 1,500 CDs and 1,000 7″ vinyls. In 1996, the band revealed their very first commercially offered release, being the EP Swim and obtained a 4/5 analysis in Kerrang! magazine (KKKK). Swim was later on re-released in July 2001 with extra songs, becoming a selection of b-sides from their earlier in the day singles, alongside the videos the Polythene singles “Crash” and “Cement”. General unit sales for Swim stand at 40,000 since February 2005.
After building a strong fanbase aided by the launch of Swim, the band introduced their very first full-length album in 1997. The effect Polythene, was probably the most critically recommended albums of 1997 with steel Hammer and Kerrang!, putting the album at first and sixth in their respective end of the year listings. Two songs from Swim were utilized for record album, becoming “Descend” and “Stereoworld”.
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