This highly fêted UK alternative rock band was formed in 1995 by sound engineer Grant Nicholas (Newport, Wales; guitar/vocals) and Jon Lee (b. 1968, Newport, Wales, d. 7 January 2002, Miami, Florida, USA; drums), who had previously played together in Reel and Rain Dancer. They were joined by Taka Hirose (b. Nagoya, Japan; bass), and began playing under the name of Real. After signing to the Echo label later the same year, the trio changed their name to Feeder and played their first gig in Yeovil, Somerset on 25 May. The band released their debut Two Colours EP in November 1995, and built up a substantial live reputation as a support act for Terrorvision and Reef. An acclaimed six-track mini-album, Swim, followed in June 1996, but their early singles Stereo World, Tangerine, Cement, and Crash made little progress in the charts, with only the last two reaching the UK Top 50.
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