Feeder – Live at Rough Trade Nottingham

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/10/2017
5:30pm - 10:00pm

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Rough Trade Nottingham

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Feeder will be live in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham to perform tracks from their new album ‘Best Of’, released 29th September on BMG.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3RD – 5:30PM DOORS OPEN / 6.00PM PRE SHOW SIGNING / 7.00PM ON STAGE / 10PM CLOSE.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF ‘BEST OF’ ON CD OR LP FROM ROUGH TRADE ON THE LINK BELOW TO GET YOUR TICKET: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/nottingham-feeder-live-signing

Orders for the LP+/ Ticket will be eligible for x2 wristbands.

Feeder are some kind of phenomenon. Formed in Camden after moving from Newport/Chepstow in South Wales in 1992, under the moniker Real – comprising front-man, vocalist/guitarist Grant Nicholas, drummer Jon Lee and bassist Julian Smith. Feeder soon morphed into a line up that still boasts permanent bassist Taka Hirose (who joined a year before they signed to The Echo Label) and further incarnations that have survived the debatable charms of umpteen passing rock ‘n’ roll fads – shoegazing, Britpop, Britrock, grunge, EMO anyone? They somehow managed to remain un-phased by the flotsam and jetsam thrown up by the attendant fuss surrounding these movements, consistently proving themselves the glittering thorn in the side of an industry that always had them down as perennial outsiders. This much may be true – or, perhaps, chutzpah – but The Best Of Feeder proves something else entirely: that music and dignity are not altogether recalcitrant bedfellows and truth will out. Indeed, the collection is neither more nor less than an unfettered exposé of their beautiful, unpretentious, howling roar and a slap in the face to those that would put asunder. To cap it all, nine-track bonus disc Arrow, exclusively recorded for this compilation, proves how far Feeder have come. It’s enough to make you weak.

The facts: Feeder have released nine studio albums, three compilations, 41 EP’s and singles, spending a combined total of 181 weeks on the singles and albums charts and accumulating 25 top 75 singles between 1997 and 2012. The band’s debut album Polythene, produced by Chris Sheldon and released after their Swim EP had garnered a multitude of critical plaudits, appeared amongst a tsunami of Britpop, and yet spawned its own tidal wave of acclaim: debut single Stereo World (initially off Swim and then included on Polythene) was awarded Single Of The Month status by Korn in Metal Hammer, and further, nascent releases like Tangerine (which reached No. 60 in the UK charts), Cement – a Kerrang Single Of The Week (“haunting, hooky and heavy in a creepy, twisted sort of way”, Crash – “one of the finest slices of pop-coated rock you could ever wish to hear” (Kerrang, again), Suffocate (a key song that secured the band’s Echo record deal) and High (the band’s first ever Top 40 hit, which came before Suffocate, a huge live favourite and another early single included on the reissue of Polythene) were only ever going to prove one thing; Feeder may have been making all the right noises – and even de rigeur in certain circles – but, more importantly, they were in it for the long haul.

Feeder have not just survived the last 25 years, they’ve flourished beyond compare. And yes, since you ask, they’re some kind of phenomenon.

ENTRY WITH PRE-ORDER/PURCHASE OF NEW ALBUM ‘BEST OF’ ON CD OR LP FROM ROUGH TRADE ONLY. SECURE YOUR COPY HERE:https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/nottingham-feeder-live-signing

Orders for the LP+/ Ticket will be eligible for x2 wristbands.

FLOOR ONE AT Rough Trade Nottingham IS LIFT ACCESSIBLE AND ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM.