Feral Five reclaim the Christmas single with a sassy sonic assault on crass commercialism and a feminist call to reject the trash and go for what you really want. I Want U’s massive beats, crunching bass, pulsating synths and sparkle get the party started as the festivities begin.
Following their BBC 6 Music Recommends Track of the Week ‘Kiss’ with Equinox, a Gideon Coe pick, the new song is about people not things, and the trend-busting list of unwanted shabby gifts leads to one conclusion – I Want U.
“I don’t need a fitness band, some running shoes
I don’t need a skipping rope I’ll never use…
You won’t fit down the chimney so get a cab
I’ll start off with the whisky so the time won’t drag”
Acclaimed for their innovative and future-facing music, and their dynamic live gigs, the Ferals have tackled #3Dprintinghumans, worked with sonified algorithms, and played Picasso-inspired songs at the National Portrait Gallery at the invitation of electronic legend Martyn Ware (see here).
Feral Five have had support from DJs across BBC 6 including Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft, Shaun Keaveny, and Stuart Maconie, as well as from Eddy Temple-Morris on his Remix show.
Their seasonal mini tour starts soon:
Sunday 3rd December – Concrete, London – Wake Up Gigs (featured by Lauren Laverne) parent and child afternoon show
Thursday 7th December – The Prince Albert, Brighton – supporting Deaf School at their Xmas Party Show
All words via Paul Scott-Bates. More of Paul’s writing on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. Paul’s website is hiapop Blog and you can follow him on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.