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Welcome Back: Feeder – "Finally, after 20 years, I'm happy with how I'm singing"

Having gone out on a high, 'All Bright Electric' marks a supremely confident and classy return for Feeder. We caught up with frontman Grant Nicholas to hear more.

Following a four-year battery-charging hiatus, Feeder are back with a vengeance. You might think that having 11 of their singles and seven of their albums in the UK Top 20 across a two-decade career would be enough for most bands. But not Feeder. Having just delivered what’s quite possibly the most dynamic album of their career, they’re still very much in the ascendant. We caught up with frontman Grant Nicholas as he soaked up some Balearic rays in Majorca.

Why did Feeder go on hiatus in 2012?

It felt like we needed to have a break. We wanted to stop on a high, and our last official gig was Brixton Academy – a really blinding gig. There was a really good vibe in the band, but I wanted to break that cycle of album, tour, album, tour. I needed time away to come back feeling fresh. There was no timeline put on it and we didn’t know what we’d be doing.

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