Feeder's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including The Police, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. The band's sound was radically changed from that of Rain Dancer on their debut release the Two Colours EP (1995), but has since introduced more acoustic aspects to their music, including elements of pianos and string orchestras.
Feeder garnered media attention in 2001 for their third album, Echo Park and its lead single "Buck Rogers", which later become a UK Top five single. In 2002, the band released their fourth album Comfort in Sound, being their first since the loss of their drummer Jon Lee earlier in the year. The album touched on many themes of loss and coming to terms with death, although it also explored themes of positivity. Comfort in Sound is Feeder's most successful release to date, selling over 503,706 copies in the United Kingdom between October 2002 and April 2012.
Feeder would go on to become one of the UK's most successful rock bands, with a total of 166 weeks on the charts as of 2006, which places them also amongst the 500 most successful music artists between 1952-2006. After the campaign for their singles compilation was complete, the band would later drop out of mainstream attention, while still charting three more top 20 albums with the latest being 2012's Generation Freakshow. Based on their certifications, the band have sold in excess of 1,564,000 albums in the UK alone.
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