Feeder is an independent rock band formed in London in 1991. It was initially formed by Grant Nicholas and Jon Lee, both from Newport, Wales, and named Temper Temper. They will be joined in 1992 by Taka Hirose, a Japanese bassist, to form Feeder.
The band takes off with a signature at Echo in 1995, then with the success of their second EP, Swim released the following year that allowed them to get a tour in the United States. They used to play in front of an increasingly important audience, on indie stages by giving always energetic punk-style concerts. The release of their album Echo Park in 2001 propelled them to the forefront of the British and international music scene. The death of Jon Lee in early 2002 made them take a different path to more melodic songs closer to pop.
Their latest album, All Bright Electric, was released on October 7, 2016.
At age 14, singer and guitarist Grant Nicholas joins a band called Sweet Leaf, named after a song by Black Sabbath, who will see him playing for the first time in concert. this time, Japanese bassist Taka Hirose and drummer Jon Lee played in different cover bands, but did not know each other. Playing in different bands in Newport, Grant and Jon befriend each other. They form an electronic music duo called Temper Temper after Jon's departure from The Darling Buds. Soon after, they form a group called Raindancer >>>. However, the bands fail to win a contract, and the musical style of the latter is compared by Grant to that of The Waterboys. On June 20, 1991, Raindancer is invited to participate in Stage One, a show broadcast on ITV Central. The concert is filmed at the Town and Country Club, London, with no audience present.