FEEDER -Friday - 4th February Spring & Airbrake - Belfast. It\'s a wet and windy Friday night and the Spring & Airbrake is rammed solid with people reaching all the way back into the main foyer. Feeder are back in Belfast and this is a sold out show. With numerous top 10 selling albums, including 3 platinum and a total of 20 top 40 singles, it\'s fair to say Feeder are regarded pretty highly on the alternative rock scene and that is borne out by the number of people here to see them tonight up close and personal. Local lads Colly Strings are the opening support for tonights slice of entertainment and are cheered on by a loyal following. Colly Strings deliver an impressive set of tightly written songs - accomplished guitar and bass work winding through as a pleasing accompaniment to the somewhat wistful vocals and tight percussion - and overall they recieve a warm welcome from the tightly packed crowd. After a brief break, in which you could make it to the bar if you were lucky, the strains of Ennio Morricone music heralded the arrival of Feeder to the stage. Appearing extremely relaxed and pleased to be back in Belfast again, Grant Nicholas, Taka Hirose and Karl Brazil launched into a set of laid back hits proving just how much excellent material they have to draw from throughout the bands varied history. The band sounded extremely tight throughout, sounding heavier live than the recorded ouput - with vocals sounding loud and clear over the crashing drums and bubbling basslines. An extremely polished performance meant there was little interaction between band members needed and with barely a pause for breath or applause between songs, we were treated to rousing versions of \'Insomnia\', \'Feeling a Moment\', \'Buck Rogers\' (for which they teased fans with a false start) and numerous other crowd favourites drawn from the bands work - most songs prompting bouncing, hand claps and euphoric singalongs - especially the songs from their recent album \'Renegades\' with \'Call Out\' being a highlight. With the promise of another show and new album later in the year, the treat of a new extremely upbeat and catchy song and \'Just A Day\' as the close to the encore, Feeder wrapped up the evening, with Grant raising his guitar and kissing it in a salute to the crowd - leaving the smiling fans to depart into the rain, warmed by the memory of a very pleasing intimate show.