LISTEN: Misled Convoy & Kat Five – ‘Apply The Pressure’

Following the hypnotic power of last year’s ‘Butterfly Wings’, Feral Five’s Kat Five has now teamed up with Michael Hodgson, aka Misled Convoy, to create a blistering new single.

Inspired by the echoes of a conversation found on a Soviet-era spying device bought at a boot sale in East London, ‘Apply The Pressure’ offers a futuristic sonic gem. As a whirring tension builds, glitchy hooks and immense tribal beats propel the track as Kat’s eerie spoken word vocals add to the sweeping, cinematic soundscape. With an innovative musicality, infused with shades of funk and jazz,  it’s a gritty slice of striking trip-hop; taking you back to the dance-floors of the ’90s whilst maintaining a unique, fresh edge and stirring poignancy. A glistening sense of hope at a time when we need it the most, reminding us that “Out of the darkness, the new light comes…”

 

‘Apply The Pressure’ is out now via Dubmission Records. Listen on Spotify or bandcamp now. Buy/Stream here.

Artwork by:  kennardphillipps

Mari Lane
@marimindles

LISTEN: Kat Five – ‘Butterfly Wings’

Having been big fans of electro punk duo Feral Five for some time now, it is with excitement that we’re able to share the debut solo single from Kat Five.

Inspired by a butterfly that flew into the studio one day, ‘Butterly Wings’ reflects on the need to unite to fight oppression. Featuring the actual sound of butterfly wings fluttering, it flows with a sweeping hypnotic power, throbbing electro beats, and deep resonant vocals with shades of the infectious trip hop of Massive Attack.

Of the track, Kat explains:

It’s a song of hope in dark times, and was inspired by Moroccan cultural organisation Racines – shut down by the government – and its slogan #LaCultureEstLaSolution. It has taken on new resonance closer to home, with its message that even the tiniest actions can create change.”

Listen to ‘Butterfly Wings’ now:


‘Butterfly Wings’ will be released 28th February. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles