Feral Youth LP // 250 copies // Release date: 2/6/2014
Vinyl preorder price is £11 & will rise to £13 upon release.
“…he sounds a bit like Daughn Gibson stuck in a lift and his songs are at once built on retro ideas and heading for pastures new at the same time.” This Is Fake DIY
“Deep male vocals dancing around 80s nostalgia, muffled drum beats and surf guitar making it into a wonderful perfect storm of dream pop bliss.” The Only Magic Left Is Art
Feral Youth is the debut LP by Wakes, the project of Tim Oxton, based in Boston, Massachusetts (US). Started in late 2012 the ’50s-meets-’80s sensation previously released music under the name ‘Polaroids’, causing a blogging stir with a cover of Grimes ‘Oblivion’.
Coming out of the same Boston scene which has recently spawned the likes of Speedy Ortiz and Pile, Wakes describes his music as “built on a foundation of reverb, misplaced 80s nostalgia, and late nights.”
This is a hugely exciting release for us as it is the first time we’ve released an act from outside of Wales!
A black vinyl pressing with reverse side card printed sleeve limited to 250 copies.
Listen to Headlights here:
Mowbird are featured on iTunes today. In & amongst some great albums:
Islet have been announced to play Liverpool Pysch Fest as well as a number of other excellent festivals:
This Friday, Islet play in an abandoned factory in Derby..
3 May :: Machynlleth Comedy Festival. Free
6 Sept :: Soundrive Festival, Gdańsk, Poland
26 - 27 Sept :: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Fest, Tickets
Islet ‘Tipping Through The Blue Room (Part II)’ features in the April ‘14 edition of The Wire Magazine. It is track 16 on The Wire Tapper CD 34.
There are always lot’s of fantastic discoveries to be had on Wire Tapper compilations!