British pop-metal outfit Feeder were formed in London by singer/guitarist Grant Nicholas and drummer Jon Lee, who first teamed in the Welsh band Temper Temper. Originally dubbed Reel, the new group's lineup was complete with the addition of Tokyo-born bassist Taka Hirose. After signing to Echo in 1995, Feeder issued their debut EP, Two Colours, followed by the six-track Swim; a series of well-received singles -- "Stereo World," "Tangerine," and "Cement" -- expanded Feeder's fan base further, and in mid-1997 they launched their full-length debut, Polythene. The hit "Day In, Day Out" preceded the release of the trio's sophomore effort, 1999's Yesterday Went Too Soon. Despite not catching on in America, Feeder maintained their popularity in Europe. In 2001, after touring the world relentlessly, Feeder achieved their breakthrough hit in the U.K. with "Buck Rogers." The first single from the band's third album, Echo Park, eventually hit number five on the charts. Before the year's end, the band scored another Top 20 hit with the Just a Day EP and hit the road with the Stereophonics.