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.
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.
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.
Our latest signing is The Artificial Limb and ahead of the EP ‘Inner Circle’ we’ve just released the single ‘The Circle’. The Artificial Limb is Marc Eiden, electronic music producer and filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia. Listen on Spotify.
One of the founding members of the enduring Elefant Traks record label, Artificial Limb was born out of Sydney’s underground electro and hip hop movement in the late 1990s.
Inspired by the raw energy and fearlessness of The Beastie Boys 1989-1996 catalog (Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head…), Artificial Limb’s early DIY electro hiphop was showcased as part of the SBS TV network’s Whatever Sessions in 2001.
“As producer of The Whatever Sessions, I worked with Marc to showcase his sample-based electro-hiphop. Back then, Marc’s aesthetic was lo-fi and eccentric, often quite cheeky. The grooves were proudly hand-made. This latest iteration retains those clever and engaging DIY qualities but adds full frequency dance floor energy reminiscent of Leftfield or Cornelius. I’m thrilled Marc asked me to mix this record and honoured to be releasing it,” Feral Media’s Danny Jumpertz said. Jumpertz mixed the four track EP ‘Inner Circle’ in his Brooklyn, NYC studio in late 2016.
The Artificial Limb performs live with drummer The Right Reverend AL, against a backdrop of modernistic, op-art visuals by acclaimed Melbourne designer and artist Sean Hogan (Trampoline).
The Inner Circle will be launched on Saturday, April 8 in Melbourne at the new Footscray venue & bar, The Night Heron.
The Artificial Limb Facebook page has the latest info on gigs.
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
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.
It’s been a wee while since our last update, so here’s a wrap up of all recent Feral-related news.
Aside from a new EP from label founder Danny Jumpertz, and a collection of remixes from Underlapper, there have also been some notable releases from other Feral artists.
The unmistakable 0point1 dropped an amazing new album called micro-flora (pictured above) via his bandcamp site, and word has it he is already working on a follow-up.
Canberra artist Reuben Ingall has followed his wonderful Microclimates album from last year with another beguiling collection for new label Tandem Tapes. The album is a split release with Indonesian artist Logic Lost and once again finds Reuben in top form. Head to the Tandem Tapes bandcamp site here to listen.
We have also been busy with the Virtual Mixtape series in collaboration with the fine folks at whothehell.net. Recent contributors have included Dro Carey, Corin, and Lucy Roleff. Keep an eye on the whothehell.net site for future instalments.
And finally, in new FM music news we will be releasing an EP from Canberra outfit Cracked Actor whose album, Iconoclast, was one of favourites from last year. Stay tuned for more details on the EP, and in the meantime check out Duo, a collection of stripped back reworkings from members Sebastian Field and Matt Lustri.