Having given pop megastar Ed Sheeran and the seemingly omnipresent Lewis Capaldi a run for their money in the British charts, Grant Nicholas, the frontman of indie rockers Feeder, has every reason to be in a chipper mood as he prepares for the band’s upcoming Japan tour.

Nicholas and Japanese bassist Takashi “Taka” Hirose, instantly recognizable with his supersize glasses and skyscraper hairstyle, play three dates, in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo, this month to showcase their new album “Tallulah,” which hit No. 4 on the British charts, their highest album entry in 13 years.

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