'Neurotrash' is Feral Five's new release - turbocharged leftfield beats meet electropunk brainfood in a neon explosion. It features in sizzling drag queens film ‘Dressed As A Girl’ which has just premiered at the BFI.
‘Neurotrash’ was inspired by science wars about the brain. Science guru Susan Greenfield dubbed pap gender psychology 'Neurotrash' and both she and the legendary Rosalind Franklin are namechecked in the song.
“Peer inside my brain, try to explain
blame my genes, no desire to please”
Think Crystal Castles crossed with Crass. Lashings of breakneck beats and screaming guitar to create leftfield neopunk dubstep.
Raised by wolves on a diet of punk rock, disco and roots, Kat and Drew Five meld punk attitude and biting lyrics with a dark lived-in pulsing heart. Feral Five’s debut EP ‘Skin' was dubbed an alternative classic by Louder Than War, and Nirvana biographer Everett True described it as "brooding and deviant”.
The Ferals are Kat - vocals, guitar, percussion, and Drew - bass, keys, beats. They are obsessed with science, and write songs about the dark human side of tech, as well as love, lust and madness.
Previous releases ‘Angel Road’ and ‘3D’ were featured on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC 6 Music. ‘3D’ was the first song about creating whole humans from a domestic 3D printer - something will.i.am has since predicted too. With 3D printed artwork on the vinyl release, it was praised by critics as being “the song of our times”.