Feeder - Renegades
Feeders Taka Hirose answers questions from Glitterbitch of R*E*P*E*A*T fanzine
Despite their Echo Label ceasing operations, Feeder continue to make a big noise.They started up their own label Big Teeth Music and while bedding in a new drummer, spent time on a side project called Renegades before releasing their seventh studio album, also called Renegades (2010), which peaked at number 16 on the albums chart. This will be followed up in 2011 with their eighth studio album later in the year. Alongside their album chart entries, Feeder also have a total of 20 top 40 hit singles, plus appearances in either chart in three separate decades being the 1990's, the 2000's and the 2010's. According to Kerrang! magazine, Feeder are "One of the most successful British bands of the past decade".
GB: With the Renegades project, why did you feel the need to do
GB: Would you try it again?
GB: Whose idea was the video for the single Renegades?
GB: Do you feel more of an urge now to rebel?
GB: Do you think politics and social statements should be kept separate
GB: Was it tough when Echo announced they would be ceasing operations?
GB: How has it been starting up your own label?
GB: You have made a varying range of albums in terms of style and
mood; you have two albums planned for this year, what should we expect
GB: When you set out with Feeder was there a big overriding goal
and, if so, have you achieved it yet?
GB: What one thing do you still hope that Feeder can achieve that
you havent already?
GB: The first time I ever saw Feeder play was supporting Terrorvision
at Nottingham Rock City when you were all clad in orange boiler suits
and the set list, which I still have, included songs such as Chicken
on a Bone and My Perfect Day. Do you have any memories of that gig or
the tour in general?
GB: How hard did you find it to get support slots with established
GB: How hard did you have to work to get that initial breakthrough?
GB: Was there a moment back then that you would define as your big
GB: Would you like to be able to feel the experience of those early
GB: What are the chances of hearing Shade or other songs from that
era at The Junction in February? Cant Dance To Disco?
GB: And finally, how do I convince you to allow my band, in the
same place you were in in the early 90s, to support you on tour??? Wed
love it if youd just have a listen... (www.screamingdaisies.co.uk
Thanks to Taka for his time and Alex at Authority for fixing things up.
Feeder February 2011 tour dates are in the video below