After some COVID-related manufacturing delays, we’ve finally received the vinyl copies of Funeral Tango’s debut album Influencer. It sounds great in every format, but extra special in the gatefold vinyl edition. Cover artwork was created by band drummer Brad Stafford. Grab a copy now from the Feral Media shop on Bandcamp. Just $30 plus postage. Also available in store at Repressed Records on King Street, Newtown and Radio Free Alice in Darlinghurst (both Sydney) and at Funeral Tango gigs. Follow the band on Facebook or Instagram for news on upcoming gigs.
Now available on Spotify, Apple, Youtube, Bandcamp and others.
Funeral Tango are releasing a final single — the darkly mesmerising Pierina — ahead of the Influencer album release on February 12.
Pierina evokes Three Imaginary Boys-era The Cure and Joy Division. Pre-order the limited vinyl edition of Influencer here. Pierina’s video was made by Brad Stafford, the band’s drummer and album artwork designer and artist. Watch it here.
Funeral Tango lyricist Tim Rollston explains.
“Pierina is a story about birth, growth and relationships. It is one of our most epic and emotional songs.
The lyrics describe two characters, in different times but somehow connected. The first is a person wandering through life and making decisions about which paths to go down. The second is a young mother to be, with no idea where her life is to take her.
While partly autobiographical, (descriptions of the scenery from Waterford, Ireland) the song also takes on the forms of dreams, hazy memories and stories that have been passed down through generations.
The final sequence of the song (with the tree’s when they sleep…) came about when I read an article about how trees sleep at night and communicate underground. It signifies the mothers decision to leave her offspring to grow in the natural world, where unexpected things may happen, but can ultimately be trusted.”
New single released today on Spotify, Apple and other digital platforms. We love it. But then, we would wouldn’t we? Here’s the single artwork, created by Funeral Tango drummer Brad Stafford.
And if you’re in Sydney, head to the Vic on the Park to hear the whole sweet racket live tomorrow night! See the flyer below. Funeral Tango hit the stage at 10 p.m. And they’ll have CDs of the forthcoming album Influencer for sale! Remember CDs??? They go in your glove box and then stay there and you forget about them and then put them on when you get bored of the radio and then remember why you never play that CD and then put it back in the glove box and so the whole cosmic dance continues…
And here’s another date for the diary: Thursday 25 February. Funeral Tango play Petersham Bowling Club. Mayhem ensues.
Need a Funeral Tango track for radio or for your blog? Grab a download here. Right-click the links to download the MP3 onto your device. All four tracks will appear on the album Influencer, release date February 12, 2021.
Funeral Tango’s debut album, Influencer, (February 2021), distills the bands energy – a unique refraction of the Manchester post-punk scene. Funeral Tango make a shadowy and alluring noise, which is the particular and refined result of experienced and motivated hands.
The hypnotic and sparse first single from the album, Donnie, is out November 27, 2020. Listen here.
Funeral Tango are a mix of the concentrated and the atmospheric, capturing the push and pull of a singular band with both drive and destination in mind. The Funeral Tango sound has been honed via a series of arresting live performances (as Holiday Inn) in Sydney’s inner west.
The album, Influencer, is as evocative as the Iggy Pop / David Bowie Berlin collaborations; both are harsh but beautiful soundtracks crafted for strange times within surreal landscapes.
We are super stoked to present Covers Vol. 1, the first in a series of curated EP’s featuring label pals performing cover versions of songs that resonate with them as an artist.
Vol. 1 includes contributions from some amazing local artists who each present an interesting take on their chosen piece.
Angelic songstress Lucy Roleff kicks things off with collaborator Pascal Babare for a delicately stripped back version of Saint Etienne’s saccharine dance pop number, ‘Method of Modern Love’. Followed by electronic artist Aphir, who ramps up the melancholy of recent Dirty Projectors song, ‘Keep Your Name’ with sparse production and a haunting new melody.
Ahead of his new album Aussie hip-hop wunderkind, Bilby puts his unique emo-rap spin on Snoop Dogg’s sleek R&B hit ‘Sexual Eruption’, while Canberra’s Sebastian Field pushes Bjork’s ‘Unravel’ into new ambient territory with his golden- throated, spectral harmonies.
Closing out the EP is the chameleonic Reuben Ingall with a typically sombre, low-key take on 90’s alt-rock band Failure.
Covers Vol. 1 is not only a great collection of songs but also provides a great insight into some exciting and unique talent currently operating in the Australian underground.
Setec (aka Joshua Gibbs) returns with his stunning sophomore effort, Atrial Flutters (or Raise Yr Hand If Yr Afraid). Continuing to explore his unique artistic vision, Atrial Flutters is Setec’s most assured statement to date, sonically rich and expertly considered.
Josh describes the album as “something that truly feels like an extension of myself; good and bad, neuroses and joy, anxiety and depression. Going into it I knew exactly the textural palette I would be working with: lots of loose, wavy strings and rumbling basses. Samples less intricately placed and more hammered into order. The feeling of taking water off the heat just before it boils”.
Following the slow-burn success of his debut, Brittle as Bones, the new album represents an exciting evolution in his artistic journey, turning nervous energy into a dazzling emotional statement.
Atrial Flutters is available digitally and limited edition vinyl via the Feral bandcamp store here, or via most major digital platforms. Immerse yourself…
Setec returns on March 23 with Atrial Flutters (or Raise Yr Hand if Yr Afraid), the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, Brittle as Bones.
The album is now available to pre-order digitally and extremely limited edition lathe-cut vinyl. Head over to the Feral bandcamp store now to grab your copy and receive the 2 lead singles, ‘Cotton Bones’ and ‘Loose Leaves’, plus additional track ‘Tying Tourniquets’.
We can’t wait to share this album with you all, it is a truly special achievement from a bold and unique artist.