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.
Download the EP here or stream via the spotify here
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.
From Artificial Limb’s Marc Eiden: “I’m thrilled to announce that the Inner Circle EP & Outer Circle EP are finally together as 1 very limited edition Vinyl Record. Out through Feral Media. Only 30 copies in existence.”
Cover art has been created by Melbourne artists Sean Hogan & Jessie Stanley.
Setec stokes the fire once again with a second offering from his forthcoming sophomore album, Atrial Flutters (or, Raise Yr Hand If Yr Afraid).
Following the gorgeous first single, ‘Cotton Bones’, released earlier this year, ‘Loose Leaves’ finds Setec in full flight; scratchy layered percussion, forensically arranged vocal snippets and a breezy chord progression culminating in one of his catchiest efforts to date.
In his own words ‘Loose Leaves’ is about “the blessing and curse of anxious, fidgety creativity. The desire to create, but the greater need to feel some kind of comfort if it all falls apart”.
A precursor to the mood of the new album which strikes a rare and exciting balance between jubilance and terror.
Listen to the new single via the player below, or download from the Feral bandcamp site here. Stay tuned for news on the new album soon.
Ahead of their debut Feral Media EP release (Karakara) next week, The Casual Sexists have revealed this cracking music video, which the band hand-built with visual collaborator Tom Rizzuto. Already the lead title track from the EP, Karakara, has enjoyed airplay far and wide, including from these wise and forward thinking broadcasters 2SER (Sydney), WFMU (New York City) and KEXP (Seattle)! Thanks.
We’re gearing up for the sixth instalment in our annual Strain of Origin compilation series and we can’t wait to share it with you.
This series is always great fun to curate as we get to work with some of our favourite artists, and this latest instalment is no different. Featuring contributions from Lovely Head, Bilby (pictured), Rebel Yell, Tangents, Reuben Ingall, Aphir, Pendant, Arthur Wimble and Pendant, the line-up is typically diverse and has produced some cracking results.
We’re really proud to be working with Marc Eiden’s The Artificial Limb project! With design guru Sean Hogan at the helm they’ve created this fantastic music video of the single ‘The Circle’ from 500 individual markings. It’s a throbbing piece of inspiring op-art!
Designed & Directed by Sean Hogan. Drawings: Kim Aleksandrowicz, Jessica Dean, Sean Hogan, Marc Eiden. Photos: Kim Aleksandrowicz. Post Production: Jessica Dean, Kim Aleksandrowicz, Sean Hogan. Produced & Edited by Marc Eiden and Sean Hogan.