Feeder are a British alternative rock band based in New port, Wales formed by singer/guitarist Grant Nicholas and drummer Jon Lee.Originally dubbed Reel, the new group’s line-up was complete with the addition of Tokyo-born bassist Taka Hirose. After signing to Echo in 1995, Feeder issued their debut EP, ’Two Colours’, followed by the six-track Swim; a series of well-received singles - ’Stereo World’, ’Tangerine’, and ‘Cement’ - expanded the trio’s fan base further, and in mid-1997 they launched their full-length debut, ’Polythene’. The hit ’Day In, Day Out’ preceded the release of Feeder’s sophomore effort, 1999′s Yesterday Went Too Soon.
In 2001, after touring the world relentlessly, Feeder achieved their breakthrough hit in the U.K. with ’Buck Rogers’, the first single from the band’s third album, Echo Park. The album would eventually hit Number Five on the charts. Before the year’s end, the band scored another Top 20 hit with the ’Just A Day’ EP and hit the road with Stereophonics.
Following the tragic death of drummer John Lee in 2002, Nicholas and Hirose continued with Feeder and they resumed recording with former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson behind the kit. The Gil Norton-produced Comfort In Sound was released the following October. In August 2004, Feeder released a B-sides collection called Picture Of Perfect Youth, and Norton was again behind the boards for the Pushing The Senses LP, which followed in 2005. A year later, with tours of Japan and Europe under their belts, Feeder released The Singles in mid-2006. The career-spanning release collected 20 tracks from the band’s five previous albums and a brand new track entitled ’Lost & Found’. Select shows in Milan, Berlin, and London opening for the Rolling Stones followed that summer.
Feeder’s most recent studio album, Generation Freakshow, was released onApril 23, 2012.