Tag Archives: underlapper

Latest Feral News

micro flora

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.



Underlapper release remix collection


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.

Strain of Origin III now available

Strain III artwork

Feral Media and LoFly Recordings are proud to present the third edition in our annual Strain of Origin compilation series.
The labels once again act as curators enlisting a host of amazing local artists including: Aoi, Nakagin, The Townhouses, Bon Chat, Bon Rat, Children of the Wave, Scissor Lock, Spartak, Trjaeu, Anomie, Vacant Lake, Inch Time, ¹fm¹, Reuben Ingall, 0point1 and Sadglint, with Feral/LoFly label artists ReSTReAM, aheadphonehome & Underlapper making a return appearance.

The concept remains the same with each artist submitting a track to be remixed and in turn receiving a track from which to create their contribution for the release and once again the results are nothing short of amazing.

Strain of Origin III is another uncompromising entry in the series, providing a comprehensive snapshot of both new and established Australian artists.
With the undeniable musical talent showcased on this years effort, we can’t wait to continue the series in 2014.

As always the compilation is free to download so head to the Feral bandcamp site here to grab your self a copy, or listen via the player below. While you’re at it check out the original Strain of Origin and Strain of Origin II

Label mix for A Closer Listen


Recently we were asked to submit a label mix for experimental music website A Closer Listen’s ongoing mix series curated by guest contributors.

The mix entitled Scratching the Surface acts as a snapshot of the underground Australian music scene as we see it, with tracks from recent Feral Media releases alongside tracks from artists we enjoy such as Making, Reuben Ingall, Anonymeye, Option Command and Cold House.

The mix also includes tracks from new label signees 0.1 and Nimble Animal (both of whom have upcoming releases slated for 2013), as well as two upfront exclusives that bookend the mix. The first exclusive (which opens the mix) comes from AFXJIM with an amazing track taken from his forthcoming album. The second exlcusive (which concludes the mix) comes in the form of a remix of Sydney producer Loopsnake by Feral act Underlapper.

Many thanks to A Closer Listen for giving us the opportunity and thanks to all of the amazing music being made in Australia at the moment, a small fragment of which is included here.

Listen to the mix on mixcloud here and check out the full tracklisting plus a mini-interview on the A Closer Listen website here.

A Decade of Feral Media

After much planning, curating and compiling we are thrilled to announce the official release of Feral Media’s 10 year anniversary compilation – 10 (A Decade of Feral Media)

The release encapsulates everything that Feral Media stands for and is a true representation of our music and vision. All of the artists involved hold a special place in our hearts and we couldn’t be happier with their contributions. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone who was involved in making this release the outstanding piece of Australian music history that it is.

The compilation is now available to purchase digitally or as a limited edition Playbutton from the Feral Media bandcamp site here

Feral Media turns 10!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary we are releasing a compilation featuring a slew of Feral artists and friends, all of whom have played an integral part in the label’s history.

The compilation includes exclusive tracks and remixes from AFXJIM, Alpen, Anonymeye, Mark Barrage, Because of Ghosts, Broken Chip, Comatone, Faux Pas, Gentleforce, Haunts, ii, Pimmon, Raven, School of Two, Scissor Lock, Seaworthy, Brad Stafford (The Longest Day), Underlapper, Thomas William and newcomer 0.1

The compilation will be released digitally and also as a limited edition Playbutton with artwork from our long-time design collaborators SOPP Collective.

To help fund the physical portion of the release we have launched a crowd-funded Pozible campaign and are putting the call out to all of our fans and listeners to help us with this amazing project. There are some great rewards on offer so head to the campaign page here and lend your support.

Listen to the first preview of the compilation below which comes from newcomer to the Feral family 0.1 with his track Softism.
You can also hear snippets of a few of the tracks in the video at the top of the page.

Here’s to many more years of great music!

Underlapper release Choking Ibis single

Underlapper have just released Choking Ibis, the third and final single from their most recent album Softly Harboured.
The single features an edit of the title track as well as the full album version and is further bolstered by some stunning remixes from friends and label mates Option Command (aka Broken Chip), Alpen and Comatone.

In addition to this Tessa C. Stevens of Sydney-based music website Pyramid Scheme has directed a film clip for the Option Command remix which you can watch below.

The single marks the end of a chapter for Underlapper as they begin work on recordings for what will hopefully be a new release in 2013. To stay up to date with all things Underlapper head over to their blog here

Choking Ibis is available as a free download from the Feral bandcamp site here

Choking Ibis (Option Command remix) – Underlapper from Tessa C.