Category Archives: Audio

Preview: Strain of Origin VI

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.

To whet your appetites the wonderful Sound Doctrine are previewing a cut from the album which finds Brisbane producer Arthur Wimble remixing Bilby’s track ‘Stingray’.

Head over to Sound Doctrine here for the full preview, or listen via the player below. Full release due June 27th….stay tuned.

Setec returns with new single Cotton Bones

Setec is back with his brand new single, ‘Cotton Bones’, which has just premiered over on whothehell.net here.

The single is lifted from his forthcoming album, the follow-up to his gorgeous 2014 masterwork, Brittle As Bones.

‘Cotton Bones’ finds Setec further refining his distinct sound with gentle piano chords and looped percussion providing the foundations for a typically joyous and catchy refrain. This little taste is a sign of wonderful things to come from this very special artist.

Setec will be launching the single at the Gaelic club in Sydney on Saturday, May 6th. The show is hosted by our friends at Skydreams with supports from Spirit Faces, Imperial Broads, and Okin Osan. Full event details here.

A 5″ vinyl copy of the single will be available at the launch, but these are very limited so you’ll have to get in quick!

Stay tuned for more Setec news, but for now lose yourself in the new single.

Cracked Actor join FM for Upstructures EP

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We have been big fans of Canberra 4-piece Cracked Actor since the release of their incredible debut album Iconoclast (via hellosQuare recordings) in early 2015.

After touring in support of the album the band returned in early 2016 with the Duo EP, a stripped-down collection from members Sebastian Field and Matt Lustri.

Now to round out the year the band joins the Feral family for a new EP, Upstructures. Revolving around the title track – taken from Iconoclast – the EP features previously unheard material, plus remixes from Feral cohorts Broken Chip and 0point1.

All the elements which made us fall in love with their music are still intact; the razor sharp song writing, lush arrangements, and glistening vocal melodies.

We are extremely excited to help the band bring this latest offering into the world. Listen via the player below, or head over to the Feral store to download here

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Underlapper release remix collection

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Sydney band Underlapper have been fairly quiet since their album Softly Harboured was released in 2011. In fact the only new material to surface since was a one-off track titled ‘Stockholm’, released on Feral Media’s 10 year anniversary compilation.

The original line-up has since disbanded, and despite a few of the original members occasionally working on material it’s unclear at this stage what form it will take.

In lieu of anything new on the immediate horizon the band have gathered together all the remixes they created over the years into a single release titled Counterweight: Collected Remixes

The collection features remixes from a number of talented acts including Children of the Wave, Telafonica, and the now sadly defunct Sydney band Parades. The collection also includes a previously unreleased remix of the wonderful FourPlay String Quartet.

Listen to the collection via the player below, or head to the Feral bandcamp store to grab a free (or name your price) download here.

Setec releases Glassworks: Reworks

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Setec has just released Glassworks: Reworks, the third and final single from last year’s stunning Brittle As Bones.

The single is backed by four amazing reworks of the title track by Super Magic Hats, Lovely Head, 0point1, and Norwegian artist Sep Nabi.

Download the single via the Feral bandcamp store here, or listen via the player below.

Setec recently sat down with the wonderful Skydreams to discuss the single and other musical oddities. Read the interview here.

Software of Seagulls – Sunrise Industry

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Our first release for 2015 comes from Software of Seagulls, the electronic alter ego of Brisbane musician/composer Chris Perren.

Sunrise Industry is the result of four years of gathering, slicing, and assembling found sound, audio ephemera and recorded improvisations from a host of Brisbane musicians. The result is a unique brand of electronic music which owes as much to math rock and neo-classicism as it does to mid-2000’s folktronic artists such as The Books, Manitoba and Four Tet.

The sophistication of the compositions befit Perren’s high level of formal composition training, without losing the childlike fascination and joyful curiosity of sonic exploration.

Listen to Sunrise Industry via the player below, or download it from the Feral bandcamp store here.

You can also check out the wonderfully kaleidoscopic video for the title track here

Preview: Software of Seagulls

As 2014 draws to a close what better time to share a sneak preview of what’s in store for 2015.

Our first release for next year comes from Software of Seagulls, the electronic alter ego of Brisbane composer Chris Perren (Mr. Maps/Nonsemble).

Sunrise Industry, the lead single from the debut album of the same name is a sunny 3-minute collage of drums, guitars and clarinet, with raw textures and occasionally jilted rhythms offset by bright, optimistic sonorities reminiscent of artists such as Caribou, Tycho, and Cornelius.

The single is accompanied by a kaleidoscopic video in which lawnmowers, golf, and office equipment conquer all in a mid-century consumer happiness nightmare. Watch the video above and/or listen to the single via the player below.

Stay tuned for full album details ahead of its release in February.