Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic


Sounds like

four tet


band members

Elise Reitze & Rosie Taylor


Influences

four tet, Jlin, burial, aphex twin, machinedrum, Holly Herndon


Unearthed artists we like

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


Bio

Feels is the collaboration between Perth based percussionists Elise Reitze and Rosie Taylor. Blending percussion and electronics to produce rhythms of obscurity and eclectic sound worlds

"Formed as the new project between Perth percussionists Elise Reitze and Rosie Taylor, Feels are making some of Perth's most creative electronic music right now. Combining their world-class skill in percussion with electronic music production, Feels are an incredibly unique and exciting newcoming duo to the scene, making some serious waves over on triple j Unearthed with tracks such as It's Confidential and Lunch. The former is a playful and energetic, percussion-soaked single which pulses with driving synth work whilst the latter is a much more refrained piece, angling for a more low-key, restrained sound as opposed to the lively track It's Confidential. Either way, they're both bloody good."
- Pilerats

Unearthed in 2017

Listen Out

03 Sep 2017

Winner

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Meet our comp winners!

It's a huge congrats to Feels, King IV, Mookhi and Miss Blanks!

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Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

02 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

You guys are really building your own empire of sound, this one is punchy as always, and innovative enough to capture your attention.

You guys are really building your own empire of sound, this one is punchy as always, and innovative enough to capture your attention.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

a hyper emotive performance from zan sitting perfectly in the feels world of interesting percussive production.

a hyper emotive performance from zan sitting perfectly in the feels world of interesting percussive production.

Review

They Need Us (feat. Stella ...

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Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

28 Jun 2018

Triple J
45

We all need this AND this couldn't come at a more important time.

It was only yesterday that someone, who was male, said that "an all female-fronted festival line up was dividing the gap between genders". They then continued to say, "imagine if it was the other way around". Fact is, it is the other way around and it has been for a long period of time.

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We all need this AND this couldn't come at a more important time.

It was only yesterday that someone, who was male, said that "an all female-fronted festival line up was dividing the gap between genders". They then continued to say, "imagine if it was the other way around". Fact is, it is the other way around and it has been for a long period of time.

Here's proof that women & GNC have experienced different treatment in this song:
"do you ladies need some help"
"did you make that beat yourself"
"are you here with someone else"
"we chose merit over gender"
"seeing you chicks in action - it was cute".

Here's more proof of the gender imbalance on festival lineups - https://www.instagram.com/lineupswithoutmales/.
In relation to the line "we try to keep it fair, but there are no female bands"…there are countless female-fronted acts coming through Unearthed. I, and the entire team see it every day. AND you know what, we could give you countless names of female acts that would suit a particular "vibe", a particular genre, time and slot on a festival/gig line up if given the chance and opportunity. AND if not being ready and not being as developed is the problem, well maybe we should think about how the opportunity and encouragement would help make female artists feel ready, developed and believe in themselves.

I would just like to add - when I had a little chat to Rackett from Sydney, Kat said this & it really stood out to me.

“Being a female in the industry is a double edge sword right. Cos’ number one, you’re an underdog you always have something to prove. Number 2, you’re an underdog, you have all that room to surprise”.

And this song reminds me of that quote so much - do not underestimate women in the music industry. This track is a strong reminder that there are issues that need to be addressed and we all need to work together in order to move forward. I can also recognise that being on stage or writing songs like this - spilling your soul and guts out into your art, having a strong opinion, being vulnerable for your work in an industry where you might feel dominated, at a disadvantage or not listened to can be difficult. But it is important to me. It is important to other women, men, consumers and other, that we hear it. It's what starts conversation and then change. I don't take it like it's a men vs women thing at all either. Because it's not and it shouldn't be. We all need to work together.

You girls CAN write a beat and one with a distinctive Feels sound. And Stella, you come over it perfectly. You girls are the rock.

ALSO, loved reading this little insight into the track - https://www.wompp.com.au/latest-release/

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