After a four year hiatus, Feeder were back on tour to support forthcoming release All Bright Electric - their ninth studio album, and an absolute belter.
Think Feeder are a band I'll always have a soft spot for. They were the first band I ever saw live, and became the soundtrack of my uni days. I bloody loved that band - had all the singles, b-sides, rarities, the lot. Their set at Leeds Festival in 2002 (the first show they played following Jon's untimely death) was one of the most memorable shows I've witnessed.
Feeder will always be one of the bands I'll love to photograph, and there's a temptation to say this is due to nostalgia's sake, but that wouldn't be doing their new album justice (it's great!). This had been Feeder's longest hiatus following their first self-produced album, 2012's Generation Freakshow. Grant had recorded and toured a solo acoustic album since, but four years away felt like a very notable absence. Thankfully this time away didn't have any adverse on the live show, as Grant and Taka returned to Manchester with some new faces to blitz through an hour and a half of old and new tracks.
It was great to photograph these guys again and even though they're perhaps not as animated on stage as they once were (they are both pushing 50 now) I had an absolute ball.
I'll say it again - I bloody love that band.