It’s feeding time at the Pyramids


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After appearing as Renegades at the Wedgewood Rooms almost a year ago, Feeder return to Southsea under their original name with a gig at the Pyramids tomorrow.

The alt rock band had been appearing live under the name Renegades to try-out new material.

Grant explained: ‘The whole point of the side project was as a way of playing new material.

‘We’ve never done that before at a gig. You might play some new songs, but it’s rare to play a whole record live.

‘We couldn’t have done it under the Feeder name, because people would have expected the usual Feeder songs.

‘We felt it would be misleading to put on a show as Feeder and we didn’t want people to be disappointed not to get the hits and we didn’t want to give anyone a false impression of what they were getting.

‘This seemed the fairest and best way of doing it. And it took away the pressure. It meant we could turn up at any club and play to 50 or 500 people.

‘It’s nice to go out and see a band you’ve known a long time go back to their roots and do what they did 15 years ago,’ continued the 42-year-old.

Their side-project band name is now the title of the album that came of it.

Renegades charted at number six in the album charts in July.

After the album’s release they played at festivals, including Sonisphere, Wakestock and V, showcasing their new harder-edged Renegades sound.

They played a sell-out tour throughout October which included a date at Southampton University.

They’ve since visited Europe twice and South Africa.

And this month they took to the road again, for a tour that will close with a show at London’s Roundhouse on Sunday.

The penultimate tour date brings them back to Southsea for a date at the Pyramids tomorrow night.

Following this tour they’ll be heading off to the five-city SoundWave Festival in Australia.

See Feeder live at the Pyramids on Southsea seafront tomorrow. For tickets, call (023) 9279 9977.