Fusing the gothic with the euphoric, rising noise-merchants Feral Family have unleashed their latest single, ‘Spice King’ from their debut EP ‘PLAYTEST’ due on 12th May. As their name suggests, Feral Family are hungry and relentless: it’s in their DNA. Quietly simmering away in the seaside town of Bridlington on the East Coast of Yorkshire, they were raised overlooking the North Sea, so it was natural that the band were drawn to the bleak landscapes of Herbert’s imagined worlds and to dreams far beyond.
As guitarist Oscar explains: “After listening religiously to the Dune soundtrack, I started playing around with different loops and synth samples. I loved the chaos the soundtrack brought — it transported me right into the harsh, desolate environment of Arrakis. I wanted to create something dark and heavy, that lets the chaos consume you in the chorus.”
Listen here: Spice King by Feral Family – DistroKid
An epic adventure destined for the furthest reaches of the imagination, vocalist Jamie adds:
“It’s a story of power hunger — how a group can take an innocent life and mould it into an obedient being through deviancy, manipulation and by hooking someone up with a potent substance. They become another chess piece on your board, a play toy for your pleasure that you can discard at your will and with no consequence.”
Previous singles ‘Wee Van Bee’ and ‘Fractured‘ have charted at number three and number one respectively in the iTunes Rock Chart, and the band have gaining airplay on the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Total Rock and more.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Liam Radburn at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton, the new track, Spice King, is taken from Feral Family’s debut EP PLAYTEST’ set for release on 12 May, the EP will be available digitally and on a limited run of 10” vinyl. PLAYTEST promises to be a dark, brooding collection of songs that melds the gothic with the euphoric and is destined to haunt the imagination
Touring their latest material at a string of live shows this Spring, catch the band performing in Sheffield and Hull, with more dates to be confirmed soon. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Feral Family Live UK Dates 2023
22 Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda
25 Hull- The Adelphi
Feral Family’s new single ‘Spice King is out now. Stream on all services here: HERE
Debut EP ‘PLAYTEST’ is out on 12th May. For more information see: