We are thrilled to announce the Seasons EP series, a 4 part series of releases inspired by the seasons.
Each EP will feature 4 artists, all of whom will contribute an exclusive piece with the respective season acting as the theme of each release.
The artwork for the series (as pictured above) has been designed by long-time Feral Media collaborators Sopp Collective, who have taken the theme and created a cohesive collection of covers featuring objects and shapes typically associated with each season.
The second instalment in the series (set for release in October) is the Spring EP which will feature contributions from Nakagin, Pimmon, Tim Shiel (formerly Faux Pas) and Nimble Animal.
Artists for the final two instalments will be announced over the coming months and without giving too much away it is suffice to say they will maintain the high level of quality established in the first two releases.
For now let us revel in the majesty that is the Winter EP. Head over to the Feral bandcamp storehereto grab a copy, or listen via the player below.
A huge thanks to all the artists involved, you’ve really set the bar for the series!
After a seemingly quiet start to the year, the second half of 2013 is going to be a cracker with a number of amazing albums set for release over the coming months.
First up prolific Brisbane-born artist Dom Stephens (Pictured above) will release a new album under his Nimble Animal guise entitled Bleak Moments.
The new album sees Dom continuing with the rich sound experiments of his debut Dumb Dirge, which is countered by an indie-pop sensibility resulting in a more personal and rewarding effort.
Stay tuned for more news from Nimble Animal and in the meantime familiarise yourself with his fantastic debut album Dumb Dirge, released via Fallopian Tunes last year.
We are also stoked to announce a new album from Feral artist AFXJIM (aka multi-instrumentalist Travis Baird) which is the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2009 debut Blackout Music. Despite the gap between albums Travis has kept himself busy creating soundtracks for video installations, carrying out guitar duties for the likes of Melodie Nelson, Founder & Wibes and of course writing and recording his sophomore release.
To whet your appetite check out the recent Feral Media label mix created for music website A Closer Listenhere, which opens with the first preview taken from the new album.
On top of this we have the third instalment in the highly acclaimed Strain of Origin series (check out the first comp here and the second comp here), as well as an extremely exciting soon-to-be-announced EP series featuring a slew of amazing local artists.
Stay tuned for more information on all of these releases over the coming weeks and months. We can’t wait to share them all with you!
Recently we were asked to submit a label mix for experimental music website A Closer Listen’s ongoing mix series curated by guest contributors.
The mix entitled Scratching the Surface acts as a snapshot of the underground Australian music scene as we see it, with tracks from recent Feral Media releases alongside tracks from artists we enjoy such as Making, Reuben Ingall, Anonymeye, Option Command and Cold House.
The mix also includes tracks from new label signees 0.1 and Nimble Animal (both of whom have upcoming releases slated for 2013), as well as two upfront exclusives that bookend the mix. The first exclusive (which opens the mix) comes from AFXJIM with an amazing track taken from his forthcoming album. The second exlcusive (which concludes the mix) comes in the form of a remix of Sydney producer Loopsnake by Feral act Underlapper.
Many thanks to A Closer Listen for giving us the opportunity and thanks to all of the amazing music being made in Australia at the moment, a small fragment of which is included here.
Listen to the mix on mixcloud here and check out the full tracklisting plus a mini-interview on the A Closer Listen website here.
AFXJIM aka multi-instrumentalist Travis Baird has released a new EP entitled R.O.A.D. The EP is based on a soundtrack he created for a short film by digital artist Ken Simpson as part of the Big Bike Love and International Bicycle Film Festival Sydney in 2008.
A beautiful mix of folktronic and ambient soundscapes, the soundtrack is reminiscent of the always entertaining AFXJIM live show.
The EP acts as a prelude to a new AFXJIM album which is due for release later this year and is the follow-up to his debut album Blackout Music released in 2009.
Stay tuned for more news from AFXJIM and in the meantime listen/download the R.O.A.D EP below and watch part I of the film here
Late last year new Feral signee 0.1 (Melbourne producer Bob Streckfuss) created a mesmerising piece for the Ears Have Ears program on Sydney’s FBi radio as part of their ongoing artist soundtrack series.
The piece entitled Plastic Milk traverses acrosss numerous genres, showcasing 0.1‘s distinctive and unique sound.
Stay tuned for more news and music from 0.1 including his Feral Media debut to be released in 2013.
2012 saw the release of Beyond Your Skies, the stunning fourth album from The Longest Day. And to finish off the year the duo have just completed a film clip and single edit for the track Closer to the Sun.
The clip was shot entirely on Super 8mm video which provides the perfect accompaniment for what is one of the album’s many highlights.
Watch the video above and listen to the single edit of the track at the Feral soundcloud page here