By Fans Demand – FERAL FIVE Get It On!

29 January 2022

London’s electronic duo FERAL FIVE pay
homage to the late great glam rock icon
MARC BOLAN and T.REX with their new
cover of the classic GET IT ON.

FF: “Featuring both Ferals on vocals, this stomping version saw a fans-only sneak
peek to celebrate finishing their album. They soon had requests for a full release,
which the band dutifully obliged. Talk about ‘Bang A Gong’, this track has dirty synths,
floating fuzz guitar, heavy bass and beats (including cymbals and gongs of course).
Crank up the generator and set your speakers to overload, this song is more than
electric, it’s a mesmeric fully Feralised electronic smash!

The duo’s version is a repetitive banging gong going on and on.
Glam and glitter electro for the dancefloor lit by a rotating, shiny
disco ball.

Let’s dance, take a chance, understand me
You’re dirty, sweet and you’re my girl…


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FERAL FIVE: Facebook

FERAL FIVE Part Of An Ace Compilation Album To Help Indie Musicians In UK

Daily electricity to load your batteries…

9 March 2021

London’s dance floor fillers FERAL FIVE will hide for a while to work on their long-
awaited debut album. But first, their notable contribution to a massive compilation
record (81 tracks, 81 artists) to help UK musicians in these hard times, featured as
Album Of The Day on Turn Up The Volume last week. All info & music here.

Kat & Drew about their contribution, a meditation called ROLL WITH IT

“As the world prepares itself for a revolution of the heart, the Ferals know that all
you really need is love. The fabric of our connected societies depends on the Internet,
a medium used not only to transmit hate but also hope. Having had their fill of the
2020 doom merchants and conspiracy theorists, this Feral Five chill out track urges
the avoidance of doomscrolling for a better world where we just roll together.”

ROLL WITH IT resonates like one of their ecstatic techno shots slowed down,
stripped down, and shook down to a pondering vibration. Entrancing, magnetic
and calming. Get away from your computer and phone for some moments, enjoy
reality for a change and roll with the tape…


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FERAL FIVE: Facebook


Roll with Feral Five…

How Was 2020 For London’s Party Animals FERAL FIVE?

29 December 2020

London‘s party expert duo FERAL FIVE is a seductive and swirling Shake It dance tandem specialised in creating adrenalised knockout crackers to fill dance floors. They mix droning synths, glimmering disco ball percussion, layered guitar fuzz into an effervescent cocktail. Add sensuous vocals and what you get in the end are sensual-hip-swaying vibrations to start and end all 24-hour raves and dirty dancing extravaganzas. Hot Saturday Night Fever stuff, indeed.

Let’s get a grip on Kat and Drew Five and find out how they experienced these past strange 12 months. But as usual Turn Up The Volume starts a chat with music. Here’s
one of my favorite FF bangers…

Hello Kat and Drew,
Thank you for making
time for this Q & A…

I follow you for a long time now, but I never asked if there’s
a story behind your artist name FERAL FIVE. Is there?

Kat: “We see ourselves as a space gang… We ate the others.”
Drew: “People think there’s an upgrade path… room for an
extra three… but it’s just our family name really.”

Writing swinging dance floor killers is what FERAL FIVE is about.
I suppose you’re both party animals too, are you?

Kat: “For sure, though I make it on to the dance floor more often.
Drew’s the demon dancing behind the decks.”

Brand new track GET A GRIP is a psych-chilling groove, with a
different vibe than before. What or who inspired you for this one?

Drew: “We’d been too long not being in the studio together this year. We both
thought that it was time to get on with things but just in a different way.”
Kat: “Yes. I was really missing the studio part of the creative process. So, we were
both angry with how this year played out at home and across the pond and felt
it was time for people to ‘get a grip’ on things. For the world to have a rethink,
or at least the humans running it. Or should that be ruining it?”

Over the years you wrote enough material for a whole album,
but so far no longplayer. Any specific reason why?

Drew: “You’re right. In fact we’ve probably got several albums
worth of material but we wanted to create some new stuff.”
Kat: “We considered releasing an album a couple of years ago.”

Drew: “In 2019 we had a really fertile writing period. We started writing some really
cool new stuff which we felt deserved to be up there with our best stuff so we had a rethink. Shelved the release plan and continued working on the new stuff.”
Kat: “We’ve pretty much got most of the album written and are working on mixing it. Although from March onwards there have been some difficulties. I’m usually at the controls with Drew when it comes to mixing and production so this has been a tough
one.”

Drew: “2021 it will happen.”

Hello Five’s, I want EGO on the album…

This year you both, Kat and Drew, released solo tracks
for the first time. How did that happen?

Drew: “I mean we’ve both been writing separately and as Feral Five for a while. Feral Five
is our main channel but occasionally there’s a personal piece of music that expresses our individual creativity.”

Kat: “As we weren’t able to rehearse and gig, let alone finish album production,
we both released solo stuff to keep our creative energies flowing.”

Drew: “In addition one or two of the things we have been working
on have been with extended members of the Feral family.”
Kat: “Can’t say more yet but in the new year we’ve both got some more
solo stuff. Rather than dilute what we’re doing, it’s really recharged us
for the final album push actually.”

During these weird times lots of artists came up with covers.
Which song would you pick to turn it into a Feral Five one?

Kat: “We’ve done a few covers. Usually we play them as a fun extra at gigs.”

Drew: “We covered Japan, The Normal, Poly Styrene…”

Kat: “…Kylie! We did a cover of ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ which we played at
our Neurotrash launch show ages ago. We decided to call it ‘sad Kylie’ because we
made it dark in a very upbeat Nadine Shah style way. Maybe we should record it
finally!”

How’s life in London after 4 years of Brexit?

Kat: “Turbocharged! So much creativity around right now, especially in music,
and activism to fight the powers. London said a great big fat no to Brexit. Maybe
we should form a breakaway state.”

Drew: “London? Where’s that? Isn’t there a London, Ontario I wonder how
the Canadians are getting on? “

Suppose you were asked to rewrite and put new music to the British
royal anthem ‘God Save The Queen’, without any restrictions, what would
be the outcome, in sound and vision?

Kat: “We definitely need a punchier national anthem. We don’t need it to be royal. I’m
a big fan of the Marseillaise. What would we make? Think Kylie crossed with the Sex Pistols.”

Drew: “I think the Pistols did it.”

What was the best track and album you heard in 2020?

Drew: “Best track: ’Unfollow The Rules’ by Rufus Wainwright just because this year really made everyone I know think about what we’re doing and how important family and friends really are especially when times are tough. Best album: Max Richter’s All Human Beings because that’s all we are and all we got baby, and it’s up to us to work things out.”

Kat: “My yes for best track is for Billy Nomates’ ‘No’. Absolute fire. Best album: Bugeye’s Ready Steady Bang, razor sharp disco punk party with meaning.”

What video clip impressed your eyes the most in the past 12 months?

Drew: “I’m a fan of dance and was moved by the video clip of Michael Fryer’s BLM dance protest that went viral this year. The concept of ‘Dancers For Social Justice’ is also a really important movement. Artists and creatives have a duty to speak and for that matter ‘dance’ for humanity. It’s said that Shiva created the world from a dance.”

Kat: “Chicago footwork dancers at a BLM protest. Amazing. I follow some of them on
insta now and watch all the rehearsals.”

Best movie of the year?

Kat:The Small Axe series of films by Steve McQueen. Mega movie
power in so many different ways, though they’re on the BBC.”

Drew: “Tenet.”

Your hero-ine of 2020?

Drew: “From a creative point of view it has to be Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery. There’s a moment where she gives the command for: “black alert”, a poignant moment reflecting our current collective realities and a creative call to action that calls
out beyond the fourth wall.

Also sadly we lost great granny this year. She was a total inspiration for everyone who knew her. She was 94 and during WW2 when she was probably only 13, she was trapped between retreating Germans and advancing Russians. She survived many changes and difficulties through her life but was responsible for bringing up an amazing family and inspiring further generations.”

Kat: “In music, a joint first – mastering ace Katie Tavini and artist/producer Rookes who founded the 2% Rising group for women and non-binary producers and engineers, that
I’m part of. So much talent and support in that virtual room, punching through more by the day.”

Which song would you pick to play out loud on 31 December,
when the clock strikes midnight?

Both: “Get A Grip”
Kat: “It’s what our so-called leaders need to do, as they push us off a cliff.”

Drew: “That or ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by George Harrison.”


31st December: The remix…

Three things you really want to see happen in 2021?

Drew: “Peace, love and Feral Five’s album, insert name here.”
Kat: “Build back better happening for real, positivity winning out, and
that insert name here (note TUTV: Get A Grip On Feral Five) album, oh yes!”


(photo: Gary Hennsey)

Thank you Kat and Drew for this interview.
May the road rise with Feral Five in 2021.

FERAL FIVE: SpotifyBandcampFacebook

Psych-Chilling Standout – New Hypnotic Single ‘GET A GRIP’ By Groove And Move Duo FERAL FIVE

1 December 2020

As proven several times in the past London’s electro-pop duo FERAL FIVE is the ideal
act to fill a dance floor. Their high-energy disco inferno bangers set your body aflame.

With brand new bewitching stroke GET A GRIP the thrilling duo turns into a psych-chilling sensation. The exotic Eastern-echoes intro sets the trance-like tone from the kick-off. The track’s multi-layered slo-mo progression resonates like an electronic pungi tune making you move like a hissing snake coming out of its basket. Both enigmatic and sensual.

This is what happens when trippy guitars and cinematic synth-scapes join forces. Add Kat Five‘s echoing vocals accentuating that you can’t mess with her and you know what time it is. Yes, time to reclaim power. Time to stand up. Time to be yourself.

Once again Kat and Drew make clear why they’re here. To move and groove, to stir and seduce, to tempt and entertain. Once upon a time, The Stranglers tried to get a grip, but I like Feral Five‘s grip better.

Here’s why

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Lots of Feral Five on Bandcamp

FERAL FIVE: Facebook

The eye-catching artwork on top is by illustrator JAKe Detonator (Star Wars books, The Prodigy, Krafty Kutz).

Pumped Up Disco Electricity – Dance Yourself Dizzy At Home With FERAL FIVE…

10 May 2020

Here are five important steps to forget all this science-fiction-like lockdown madness for
a while and to avoid that paranoia takes over and messes up your mind. Read carefully…

1. Move all your living room’s furniture, create space for your body’s pirouettes
2. Close the curtains, dim the lights, and hang a glittering disco ball on the ceiling.
3. Install your giant speakers strategically, so you won’t have to miss a beat.
4. Alert all your neighbours by phone before you press play and turn op the decibels.
5. Dress like it’s 1999 all over again and dance yourself bananas to London’s party junks FERAL FIVE as if there’s no tomorrow. Turn isolation into sensation, home arrest into a fervid fest, confinement into excitement. Shake your booty right here, right now…

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FERAL FIVE: Facebook – More FF dance dynamite on Bandcamp

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 15 Knockout Tracks Of 2019…

The following 15 Knockout Tracks activated my limbs, impressed
my greedy ears and made me move in mysterious ways in 2019.

1. ‘Better’ by RICH GIRLS ((New York, NY, US)
A punchy and mesmeric shot of electrifying guitar pop adrenalin…


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2. ‘Feet’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (London, UK)
A chant-like odyssey with a ghostly and hypnotic vibe and – yes – a Gregorian choir…

3. ‘Air BnB’ by KIM GORDON (US)
A battering jackhammer with a vehement drift and a gloomy impact…

4. ‘Hurricane Laughter’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Stormy steamroller with an irresistible punk drive by one of the best new bands in town…

5. ‘White Male Carnivore’ by YAK (London, UK)
This is a really nasty sledgehammer. A thunderous rocker with a droning force…

6. ‘Going Norway’ by GIRL BAND (Dublin, Ireland)
Bone-crushing chainsaw electricity and exorcistic howling. Demonic stuff…

7. ‘More Is Less’ by THE MURDER CAPITAL (Dublin, Ireland)
A dazzling post punk uppercut fueled with stormy guitars and angry vocals all over it…

8. ‘Cave Person’ by PEUK (Belgium)
A sickly catchy, grungy outburst with the scariest primal screams I heard in years…

9. ‘Destiny’ by PRYSM (England)
A multi-layered tumultuous stunner that grabs you by the throat from the get-go…

10. ‘Time Bomb Sounds’ by THE LOCALS (Chicago, US)
An emotional corker resonating gloriously rapturous and exultantly epic…

11. ‘Motor City Steel’ by THE DANDY WARHOLS
An utterly addictive earworm that keeps buzzing in your head after one spin…

12. ‘Disco Peanuts’ by WARMDUSCHER (London, UK)
Funky disco fuel for all misfits, outsiders, and desperadoes out there…


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13. ‘Ar.Mour’ by UNKLE Feat. Miink & Elliot Power (UK)
Trip-hop at its trippy best. Tantalizing beats, dancey vibrations, and an addictive rhythm…


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14. ‘Ego’ by FERAL FIVE (London/Kent, UK)
A vibrating and flamboyant European disco cracker to dance yourself dizzy to…

15. ‘The Desert’ by WHERE WE SLEEP (London, UK)
Intoxicating swagger, sensuous vocals, hellish guitars, cutting atmosphere…


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All 15 Knockout Tracks
together on Spotify

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Dance Duo FERAL FIVE Launched Eye-Catching Clip For New Rad Single ‘EGO’…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

23 November 2019

Last September London‘s dance duo FERAL FIVE released their new single ‘EGO‘.

Turn Up The Volume called it a thumping banger, a physically irresistible knockout
that tackles monstrous egos. A middle finger for all ‘Me, Myself and I‘ narcissists,
and a blistering blessing for all those who want to swing themselves into a coma.

To keep the swirling momentum going the band now launched a special
‘EGO‘ video, a high-speed speed whirl of filming and 3D animation.

Watch the visual firework right here…

FERAL FIVE: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For SEPTEMBER 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervid fusion of clashing crackers and boisterous bangers!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout September Team

1. ‘Land Of Dead’ by ELEPHANT STONE (Montreal, Canada)
A stomping rocker pushed by a steamy sitar riff. Wham bloody bam!

2. ‘Destiny’ by PRYSM (North Of England, UK)
Flaming fuel for all you out there who needs to ventilate their fury once in a while. Yeah!

3. ‘Don’t Wake Up, Wake Up by NO SWOON
Savage guitars, ablaze percussion & urgent vocals! Bang-up buster! Jaw-dropping debut!

4. ‘Getting Older’ by RETAIL SPACE (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Dazzling guitar pop catchiness that will make your head swirl 360°. Irresistible zinger!


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5. ‘Pushing Back’ by THE NEW POLLUTION (New York, US)
An ongoing repetitive hypnotic guitar riff spiced with airy dancey vibes. Bingo!

6. ‘We’re Not Detective’ by FEVA (Newcastle, UK)
Boiling hot smasher! Uproarious hubbub that will blow up your speakers! Kaboom!…

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7. ‘Ego‘ by FERAL FIVE (London, UK)
Blistering blessing for those who want to swing themselves into a coma. Tanze jetzt!


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8. ‘Mexico’ by HUSBANDS
The 21st Century Beach Boys. Non-stop fun, daily sun and sonic bubblegum. Surf’s up!


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9. ‘Second Hand Emotion’ by SAYTR PLAY (Manchester, UK)
Put on some mascara, your sexiest boots, your coolest shirt and let your adrenalin flow.

10. ’75 Trips’ by REFLEKTER (Nottingham, UK)
Hungry guitars, jumpy electro beat injections, cocky vocals and a knockout chorus. Top!

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11. ‘Love Is Around‘ by GREAT HARE (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A sticky amplified guitar pop tune, jingle jangle chants and a nostalgic Dinosaur JR feel…


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All together on Spotify…

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See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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Dance Junks FERAL FIVE Will Play Around With Your ‘EGO’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

23 September 2019

London‘s dance tandem FERAL FIVE has nailed it again with their new thumping banger called ‘EGO‘. A physically irresistible knockout that tackles monstrous egos, and we have seen some big political ones lately, haven’t we? ‘Ego’ is a middle finger for all ‘me, myself
and I
‘ narcissists, and a blistering blessing for all those who want to swing and shake themselves into a coma.

If your body doesn’t react in any way to this vibrating European disco cracker, spiced with some German lyrics midway, you’ll definitely need a doctor to check your blood pressure
and/or your ears’ functionality.

Press the button, turn it up and dance yourself dizzy …


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FERAL FIVE: Facebook

(promo photo via Feral Five)

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 4…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Here we go again! Dance yourself dizzy! Bonkers time!…

1. ‘All For One’ by THE STONE ROSES
(2015 single)

2. ‘Feet’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY
(From new LP Serfs Up!)

3. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE
(From this year’s ‘3‘ EP)

4. ‘Motor City Steel’ by THE DANDY WARHOLS
(From this year’s Why You So Crazy album)

5. ‘Shake It’ by FERAL FIVE
(Newest single)