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.”
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.
Download the EP here or stream via the spotify here
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.