If you had to describe your music in a sentence, what would you say?
Feral music for fellow wheels. Or psychedelic-garage-rock-kraut-folk-pop.
Go on, tell us a little more.
Feral Wheel are less a group of individuals and more a single organism: one mind, eight hands. The bodies that once belonged to Huw Roberts, Sam Gill, Ste Rawlinson and Terry Green now form a more amorphous entity, unified by the pursuit of creating music of the outer edges of the pop music universe, drawing on psychedelia, garage, folk and kraut rock, propelled by a restless rhythm.
Have you always wanted to create music?
Feral Wheel are simultaneously modern and ancient. We’ve been making music for years. We’re into it and we’re not getting out of it.
Can you pinpoint a live gig or a piece of music that initially inspired you?
It’s multitudinous; there were many moments and records that shaped our initial individual and collective musical consciousness, and inspiration continues to occur and replenish.
Do you have a favourite song or piece of music to perform?
Feral favourites change with each gig: when we really hit a groove in a song then that becomes the moment we savour. We like the moment.
What do you think is the overriding influence on your songwriting: other art, emotions, current affairs – or a mixture of all of these?
Feral Wheel have songs about love, dolphins and rising sea levels. It’s a mixture.
If you could support any artist in the future, who would it be?
A reformed Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.
Do you have a favourite venue you’ve performed in? If so, what makes it special?
Sound, because it’s run and frequented by fellow feral people.
Why is music important to you?
Because it’s there in life and death and everything in between.
You’ve only got one single out so far – is it all about dolphins?
Death To The Humans was recorded at Fresh Goods studio with the mercurial Matthew Freeman at the controls. It was mastered by Dean Honer at The Bowling Green. It’s part vision of an ocean dwelling being rising from the waves to confront humankind, and part mantra: water will rise. We hope it serves as an introduction to the world of Feral Wheel, a simultaneous hello and goodbye as we relinquish our human, land-dwelling status and return to the ocean to make music with our underwater kin. All are welcome to join us.
Feral Wheel’s debut Death To The Humans is out now. Watch the premiere of the amazing stop motion video here.