Monday, December 12, 2011
Feral Media have just uploaded a mixtape featuring some of their favourite Australian tracks from 2011. The mix features contributions from Option Command, Thomas William, Collarbones, Making, Nick Huggins and many more. And of course there are a couple of Underlapper tracks/remixes as well!
Listen/download the mix below and head here for the tracklisting....
2011 (w)rap mixtape by feral-media
Monday, November 28, 2011
The wonderful Option Command (aka Martyn Palmer) has delivered his remix of our track Choking Ibis and, as you will hear it is superb!
Martyn has recently released his debut EP Horizon Glows under his Option Command guise, in addition to his work as Broken Chip. He is an amazing artist and certainly someone to keep an eye on.
The remix will be included as a B-side on our third and final single from our album Softly Harboured and should be available soon, but for now check out the remix below.
Choking Ibis (Option Command rmx) by underlapper
Monday, October 31, 2011
We are super excited to be playing a very special event amongst the amazing surrounds of Sydney's Cockatoo Island in November. Curated by FBi Radio's Utility Fog, the aptly titled 'Postfolkrocktronica Picnic' will play host to Pimmon, Option Command, Thomas William (aka Cleptoclectics), AFXJIM, Ollie Brown of Icarus playing a solo set and also as a duo with Raven and last but not least Underlapper.
Due to prior engagements we will be playing without a rhythm section, therefore we have decided to play a special one-off electronic set attempting tracks that we've never played live before.
Come along and enjoy some amazing music at one of Sydney's most breathtaking venues!
Tickets can be purchased here and you can find more information about the event here
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The second single from our latest album Softly Harboured is now available as a free download. The single includes remixes of the title track by Telafonica, Loopsnake and Ben Kinsman, as well as a bonus remix of album track Kandos by Collarbones.
Click here to grab yourself a copy from the Feral Media bandcamp site.
You can also check out the film clip for the single below.
Thanks to Paul McDonald for all his work!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I was asked recently to curate a podcast for US website The Silent Ballet's ongoing Post-Rock Paper Scissors podcast series.
The podcast features an interview interspersed between chosen tracks and remixes from Skeletons, Gentleforce, Westernsynthetics, Extra Life, Comatone, Lofly and World's End Girlfriend. As well as a couple of tracks from the new album.
You can listen/download the podcast from The Silent Ballet or Mixcloud.
Tracklisting is below:
1. Choking Ibis - Underlapper
3. Grandma - Skeletons
4. 101010 (Gentleforce's Hidden Basement Tape Refix) - Westernsynthetics
5. Recap 1
6. Ripped Heart - Extra Life
7. Nice Place You Got There (Lofly Remix) - Comatone
8. Birthday Resistance - World's End Girlfriend
9. Recap 2
10. Those Six Skeletons - Underlapper
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Feral Media have recently begun the arduous task of shifting their entire catalogue over to Bandcamp and as such you can now find Underlapper releases, both past and present over at their Bandcamp site.
Recently uploaded was a limited edition Underlapper release entitled Remixes + 3 which features remixes of tracks from our debut album What Came Forth from the Sea by Comatone, Alpen, Seaworthy etc, as well as a couple of unreleased demo tracks from the Underlapper vault....Oh how the times change!
Anyhoo, you can head over a download a copy of the EP for free here
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A quick post with some reviews of the new album. For the full reviews click on the quotes below:
"the band’s elusiveness is perplexing yet delightful"
"a record of grand gestures that catapults Underlapper straight into the A-list of Australian rock"
The AU Review
"perfect for early weekend mornings wrapped in a doona sitting near the heater, looking out into the garden as the new days sun glistens the frost"
"It’s an album that will have your mind running wild"
Monday, May 9, 2011
A few months ago we completed a remix for Melbourne band The Black Hundred.
The track we chose was called Variations In Light & Speed taken from their self-titled album released late last year.
The band have now released a remix album entitled Variations which is available as a free download here.
The release includes remixes from All India Radio, Marcus Newman plus more.
So head on over and grab yourself a copy!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Here is another cut from the new album entitled Choking Ibis.
The track features the wonderful Peter Hollo on cello and some choral assistance from Tim and Dan from Parades, Sally and Alexi from Kaya (now defunct) and our good friend Mark Olsen.
Here are some kind words from the East to West blog about the track:
Slicing it's way through an inaudible chatter, Underlapper's Choking Ibis penetrates the deepest of facades. A constant rumble of semi-psychedelic sounds are curtly intercepted by the wonders of Peter Hollo's cello, slowing stripping back the layers of humanity and revealing a sea of unknown wonders. Amongst the revelations, an orchestral soundscape is accompanied by the howls of Parades' boys Dan Cunningham and Tim Jenkens, before the track builds to a march of empowerment. As united as it is dichotic, Chocking Ibis is the most powerful song to be found on their latest release Softly Harboured. True joy can be found in the unexpected.
Choking Ibis by underlapper
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Our new album Softly Harboured is now available for pre-order.
To purchase the CD version head to the hellosQuare bandcamp page and for the limited edition vinyl version (which also includes an instant digital download) head to the Feral Media bandcamp page. Thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible!
For all you Sydney folk remember the launch will be held on Thursday April 21st at The FBi Social @ King's Cross Hotel. Hope to see you there.....
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
After much deliberation a date has finally been set for the release of our new album Softly Harboured. The album will be a joint release between Feral Media, who will look after the vinyl and digital versions and hellosQuare recordings, who will look after the CD.
The album will be released on April 15th with details regarding purchasing etc to be posted soon.
In addition to this the Sydney launch is set for Thursday April 21st and is part of a New Weird Australia showcase at FBi Radio's new venue The FBi Social @ King's Cross Hotel. Supports on the night will be Sydney-based composer/performer Edwin Montgomery and the wonderful Scissor Lock vs Cleptoclectics.
To make the night even more special we will be joined on stage by cellist Peter Hollo (Fourplay, Raven) who features on a number of tracks on the album.
So come on down and help us celebrate!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Drinking Dust is the first single from our upcoming album Softly Harboured and is available as a free download from the Underlapper bandcamp page here
The single also features a second track from the album as well as remixes by Sydney beat-smith Cleptoclectics and Brisbane indie-electro outfit Re:Enactment
The amazing artwork for the single (as seen above) comes courtesy of the lovely Scott Brown who is also working on the cover art for the CD version of the album.
More news on the album soon!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A couple of new remixes have surfaced recently, the first of which comes from the wonderful duo Collarbones who added their distinct production style to our track Kandos. This remix can be found on their new mixtape Tiger Beats, which is a collection of cover songs and remixes and is somewhat of a prelude to their upcoming full length Iconography set for release this year through Melbourne label Two Bright Lakes.
You can download the mixtape from the Collarbones bandcamp page here
The second remix comes from the ever reliable Cleptoclectics (aka Tom Smith) who actually remixed a track from our previous album Red Spring and because we loved it so much we asked him to remix a track from the new album. Tom chose the track Elephant Shoe and his remix can be found on the latest mixtape from the excellent Oneofour Collective.
You can find all of the Oneofour mixtapes at the following link:
This remix will also be included on the first single from Softly Harboured which will be out in the coming weeks.
To check out Tom's previous Underlapper remix head over to our bandcamp page and download it for free
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Recently Matt and I got together with our good friend Eli Murray (aka Gentleforce) to create a mixtape as a kind of teaser for the new album. We compiled and sequenced the tracks and Eli mixed, blended and messed around with them. It was lots of fun putting it together and we are really happy with the results.
In addition to featuring plenty of great music both old and new, the mix also features a couple of Underlapper tracks from the new album.
Listen/download the mix below!
UnderForce Mixtape by underlapper
* Pulse All Over - Boom Bip / Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead
* Hlibt - 48/4
* Sippy Cup - Shlohmo
* Between Teeth - Underlapper
* Introduction - Rothko / Rapping 4 Money - cLOUDDEAD
* Let It Go (FlyLo remix) - Reefer
* Rowboat - Fourcolor
* Surprisingly Concerned With One Another - Octavius
* Nordic Laurel - Baths
* Sunlight, Heaven - Julianna Barwick
* Elephant Shoe - Underlapper
* When We Were Young - W-H-I-T-E
* Breathing Rapture - Le Loup
* Springboarder - Parades
* Into The Light - Skyrider
* Asia (oOoOO remix) - SALEM
* The Rattle (Underlapper remix) - aheadphonehome