Track Of The Day: Feral Five – ‘Get A Grip’

Having most recently beguiled our ears with last single ‘EGO’, and with vibrant live shows with Black Grape and Miss Eaves under their belt, long-term faves Feral Five are back with an enticing new single.

A song for when enough is enough, ‘Get A Grip’ doesn’t hold back as it builds in tension, propelled by glitchy throbbing beats, whirring electro-fused hooks and a fierce driving energy. As the soaring Debbie Harry-reminiscent vocals of Kat ooze shades of ’80s pop, these collide with an innovative futuristic musicality and captivating psychedelic allure to create an utterly immersive and impressively unique sonic delight from this forward-thinking duo.

 

Mastered by Katie Tavini, ‘Get A Grip’ is out 27th November on all platforms.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Garry Hensey

Track Of The Day: CLT DRP – ‘Like Father’ (Sit Down Remix)

Having blown us away numerous times with both their incredible live show, and singles such as ‘Where The Boys Are’ and ‘Speak To My’, Brighton trio CLT DRP have now returned to blast into our ears with a seething new offering.

A magnificent, whirring electro-punk cacophony that addresses the complexities of family ties, ‘Like Father’ is propelled by propulsive, clattering beats and scuzzy, ferocious hooks providing the backdrop for the gritty angst-driven power of Annie Dorrett’s vocals. Driven by a swirling, impassioned energy, it oozes a poignant breathtaking force, showcased perfectly in this immense frenetic remix by fellow Brighton faves Sit Down.

Of the track, Dorrett explains:

“‘Like Father’ is the most heartfelt song on the album, although it might not sound like it through the shouting. I wrote this letter to my dad on the plane one time after I left Toronto, and instead of giving it to him, I put it in a song… I thought it would be nice to have a song with an honest kind of dialogue about how he continuously influences me in a good way, even if we don’t tell each other all that often. I find that when talking to a lot of my friends the majority have a difficult time opening and communicating with their fathers. Whether it’s their generation or just toxic masculinity it’s still interesting that there’s a bit of a common theme.”

 

Without The Eyes, the debut album from CLT DRP, is set for release in August.

Mari Lane 
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: CLT DRP – ‘Where The Boys Are’

Having completely blown us away playing for us live last year, Brighton-based CLT DRP have now announced that they will be releasing their debut album in May.

Taken from the album, ‘Where The Boys Are’ oozes the band’s immense raging passion in a seething blast of poignant, swirling electro-punk. An empowering anthem of self-realisation and new found confidence, with its breathtaking power it showcases CLT DRP’s ability to convey a pertinent message within an incredible, raging cacophony. Of the track, front-person Annie Dorrett explains:

It’s a love song to some of my favourite female artists, a big thank you to my mom for being such a powerhouse and lastly a big f*ck you to all the TERFS out there spreading hate. It’s also just a really playful song to perform with the band, you get a lot of different elements of our sound all jammed into one piece.”

Double A-Side ‘Where The Boys Are’/’Worth It’ is out 18th March. And CLT DRP’s upcoming debut album Without The Eyes is out 15th May via Small Pond Records. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles 

Photo Credit: Stewart Gardiner

Track Of The Day: DUCK – ‘C/Rage’

Following their poignant last single ‘Sirens’, and having wowed us with their colourful energy live at The Finsbury on more than one occasion, GIHE faves DUCK are back with another slice of playful, punk-fuelled noise-pop.

Dedicated to anyone who’s ever felt alienated by a closed-minded world, ‘C/Rage’ is fuelled by a driving sense of urgency, oozing a scuzzy electro-punk energy as impassioned vocals soar alongside eerie whirring hooks and propulsive beats. Another vibrant, and compelling, cacophony from the Sheffield/Leeds trio.

Of the track, the band explain:

The song is a queer howl of noise about feeling alone while growing up in a religious atmosphere.”

‘C/Rage’ is taken from DUCK’s upcoming new album There Are No Normal Conversations Any More, out 7th February on Hell Hath No Fury Records. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles