Just released is the debut full-length album for Clairaudience. Based in Brooklyn but hailing from Australia, Europe and Rhode Island, this four-piece (Caroline Jumpertz, Danny Jumpertz, Franzi Szymkowiak and Heidi Patalano), has been recording and gigging in NYC for over three years. Recorded with engineer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Eleanor Friedberger) between 2014 and 2016 at Transmitter Park Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the album is a follow up to 2015’s acclaimed cassette/download EP Sun Damage.
Clairaudience formed in Sydney in 2006. Caroline and Danny emigrated to the USA in 2010 launching a new lineup with the additions of New York based multi-instrumentalists Heidi (guitar, bass, vocals) and Franzi (Moog, guitar, bass, vocals). Fellow Australian Kerrii Cavanagh stepped in on bass guitar, appearing on the Sun Damage EP, but relocating back to Oz soon after, leaving the band as a 4 piece.
The release was delayed due to the unexpected collapse of Feral Media’s distributor Fuse Music and is the first instalment in our relationship with UK-based music company State 51. The album is available on CD and download via our Bandcamp store, and is streaming on Spotify, Napster, Apple Music, Soundcloud and many other corners of the internet.
After some unforeseen delays we are extremely excited to finally share the fifth instalment in our ongoing Strain of Origin compilation series.
As eclectic as ever, the latest instalment pairs forward-thinking Australian artists including Tim Shiel, Dylan Michél, Wabz, WORNG, Setec, and Mannheim Rocket, amongst others, asking them to remix each other’s work with no set rules or guidelines.
The resulting pieces are as compelling and varied as the artists themselves, once again showcasing the broad talent operating in the contemporary Australian music scene.
As with previous compilations, Strain of Origin V is available as a free download from the Feral Media bandcamp site here; or can be streamed via the player below.
Thank you to all of the amazing artists who took part in the compilation, we are extremely grateful for your contributions.
The latest in our ongoing Virtual Mixtape series with whothehell.net comes from Sydney trio Making whose album Highlife was one of the highlights of 2015.
Full of discordant guitar, razor sharp bass lines and complex rhythms, the band will certainly appeal to fans of contemporaries My Disco and the now sadly defunct Ohana.
In the spirit of the Virtual Mixtape series Making explore the weird and wonderful world of avant-rap royalty Kool Keith. Of particular note is the opening video ‘98 Year Old Refrigerator’ which will no doubt polarise those uninitiated with Keith’s work.
Head over to the whothehell.net site to read the full feature here
The second instalment in our Virtual Mixtape collaboration with whothehell.net comes from producer, radio host and all-round nice guy Tim Shiel.
Tim’s mixtape focuses on ‘modern folk’ from Australia, or as he puts it “It’s not folktronica and it’s not freak folk. It’s just a brand of evocative, dreamy folk music that I’m really drawn to and have been for many years.”
Check out the full feature and mixtape over on whothehell.net here
As 2011 draws to a close we thought we would document some of our favourite Australian releases from the past 12 months all wrapped up in a nice little mixtape.
The mix includes tracks from some of Feral’s 2011 releases as well as tracks from Feral friends and contemporaries.
If you missed out on any of these releases throughout the year now’s the time to get acquainted.
Here’s to another great year for Australian music!
Listen/download the mix below and head here for tracklisting etc
Comatone (aka Greg Seiler) has uploaded his set from the recent Feral showcase at Sound Series #19.
The night was a great success, so if you weren’t able to get along now’s your chance to join in the fun!
Listen/download the set below and for more info on all things Comatone head to his new website:
Underlapper have released the second single from their latest album Softly Harboured. The single is available as a free download from the Feral bandcamp site here, and includes remixes of the title track by Telafonica, Loopsnake and Ben Kinsman, as well as a bonus remix of album track Kandos by Collarbones.
You can also check out the film clip for the single created by Paul McDonald and Underlapper below.
Underlapper have curated the latest podcast in the Post-Rock Paper Scissors podcast series on US website The Silent Ballet. The podcast includes an interview with Greg Stone from the band as well as tracks/remixes chosen by him from artists including Skeletons, Extra Life, World’s End Girlfriend and Feral artists Gentleforce and Comatone.
Listen/download the podcast here