Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Pop


Sounds like

four tet, machine drum, sophie


band members

Elise Reitze-Swensen & Rosie Taylor


Influences

four tet, Jlin, burial, aphex twin, machinedrum, Holly Herndon, charli xcx, spice girls, Jack Black


Unearthed artists we like

KUCKA , Ah Trees, Mallrat, Tobacco Rat, Mei Saraswati, ZĀN


Website

feelsmusicau.com/

Bio

Two dynamic women, one four-octave electronic marimba/xylophone, 11 different drum pads, up to six sticks hitting the triggers at any time – meet Feels, the boundary-pushing, award-winning artists, producers, label founders and gender equality ground breakers.

Since starting as a duo in 2016 Feels have received consistent industry respect and have been personally invited by Ableton to attend Ableton Loop Berlin, undertake studio residencies in Sydney and Auckland at Red Bull HQ as well as presenting at Ableton user groups across Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

In 2017, Feels won Triple J Unearthed ‘Listen Out’ Festival competition and made their debut festival appearance. They have since performed at Australian music festivals such as Falls Festival 2018 and 2019, Laneway Festival, Kickstart Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Disrupted Festival and Groovin The Moo.

In addition to their festival appearances, Feels have supported the likes Ngaiire, Mansionair, Yeo, Kimbra, G Flip, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Oribtal.
In 2017 Feels released their first single ‘Prior Engagement’ from their debut EP ‘Emerald’. The single received international praise from the likes of RedBull, Spotify (‘Fresh Finds’) and Apple Music (‘Best of The Week’). They have since followed this debut will multiple singles and EP which have received support from the likes of Triple J, BBC radio 1, Spotify and many community radio stations.

Feels have won West Australian Music’s (WAM) ‘Best Electronic Producer’ 2017 and WAM’s song of the year 2017 for their single ‘Prior Engagement’. Feels have also recently won 2018 WAM awards for ‘Best Electronic Producer’, ‘Best Electronic Live Act’ and ‘Label of The Year’ (for their label WOMPP).

Their single ‘They Need Us (feat. Stella Donnelly)’ has made waves across the Australian music industry, receiving reviews claiming that the single is “one of this year’s best songs” - (Purple Sneakers) and featuring on Pilerats best songs of 2018 so far. Since this release in June 2018, the single has hit no. 1 on the Amrap metro charts featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best of The Week’ and Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’.

Some of Feels’s recent achievements include showcasing at the 2018 Electronic Music Conference (EMC) in Sydney, presenting a TEDxPerth talk at the Perth Concert Hall November 2018 and being amongst the first Australian bands announced to showcase at SXSW 2019.

Feels recently showcased at SXSW Austin, Texas where they performed a massive 7 showcases in 7 days across the festival. Feels were the only instrumental electronic act to be invited to showcase at SXSW, in the whole of Australia. Feels are set to release two dynamic singles, each with a featuring vocalist, in the lead up to the release of their debut album in September 2019.

Unearthed in 2017

Listen Out

03 Sep 2017

Winner

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Review

Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

18 Sep 2019

Triple J
35

This is a real smile-worthy one with (as always) production that tickles your brain in the best way possible!

This is a real smile-worthy one with (as always) production that tickles your brain in the best way possible!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 Sep 2019

Triple J
35

Channeling some Scandinavian pop sensibilities through the vessel of Feels' ever spritely production

Channeling some Scandinavian pop sensibilities through the vessel of Feels' ever spritely production

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

once again feels have packed sounds, rhythms and ideas into a song that not many others could even think of.

once again feels have packed sounds, rhythms and ideas into a song that not many others could even think of.