Feral Media and LoFly Recordings are proud to present the third edition in our annual Strain of Origin compilation series.
The labels once again act as curators enlisting a host of amazing local artists including: Aoi, Nakagin, The Townhouses, Bon Chat, Bon Rat, Children of the Wave, Scissor Lock, Spartak, Trjaeu, Anomie, Vacant Lake, Inch Time, ¹fm¹, Reuben Ingall, 0point1 and Sadglint, with Feral/LoFly label artists ReSTReAM, aheadphoenhome & Underlapper making a return appearance.
The concept remains the same with each artist submitting a track to be remixed and in turn receiving a track from which to create their contribution for the release and once again the results are nothing short of amazing.
Strain of Origin III is another uncompromising entry in the series, providing a comprehensive snapshot of both new and established Australian artists.
With the undeniable musical talent showcased on this years effort, we can’t wait to continue the series in 2014.
As always the compilation is free to download so head to the Feral bandcamp site here to grab your self a copy, or listen via the player below. While you’re at it check out the original Strain of Origin and Strain of Origin II
Feral Media continue the Seasons EP series with the highly anticipated second instalment, the Spring EP. Once again the artists involved use the respective season as the inspiration for an exclusive new piece.
The EP opens with a track from Tim Shiel, who after recently retiring his Faux Pas moniker offers up something decidedly different with General Practice; a shimmering piece of pastoral folktronica replete with insect-like pulses and hazy acoustic guitar. Pimmon maintains the mood on Ytterbium, which opens with skittering percussion and droning brass pads which slowly dissolve into a warm and alluring closing passage. Nakagin delivers a breezy electronic number with Bloom, which sees the producer basking in the pleasantly down-tempo surrounds that he has become synonymous with; whilst Nimble Animal sets a darker tone, rounding out the EP with his track Time Scraper; full of gurgling digital fuzz, stop-start rhythms and slightly menacing prose.
The Spring EP continues the fine form established on the first instalment, the Winter EP. And we are certain that the final two instalments will also deliver, rounding out what has already been an amazing series.
Stay tuned for the Summer EP, set for release early 2014 which will feature exclusive contributions from Bon Chat, Bon Rat, The Townhouses, Friendships and Tim Fitz.
For now bask in the beauty of the Spring EP which you can download over at the Feral bandcamp store, or listen via the player below.
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!
We recently co-hosted a show with Red Door at the Red Rattler in Marrickville with all proceeds going to the Dirty Shirlows collective.
It was a fantastic night with incredible performances from Making, Nakagin, Haunts and Option Command, all of which were captured by the wonderful folk at Skydreams.
You can check out some excerpts from the evening below or watch all the performances on the Skydreams vimeo page here
We are thrilled to be co-hosting what is sure to be an incredible evening in Sydney on Thursday November 29th.
Feral Media and our good friend Scarlett Di Maio (aka Red Door) have gathered together some of our favourite Sydney acts for a fantastic evening of ecelectic & experimental music at the Red Rattler in Marrickville with all proceeds going to the Dirty Shirlows Collective.
Playing on the night are Making, Nakagin, Haunts and Option Command and to top it all off we have put together some great door prizes and giveaways for the night.
The Red Rattler is located at 6 Faversham St, Marrickville with the evening kicking off at 8pm. Further details can be found on the facebook event here.
If you are in Sydney on November 29th we would love to see you there!