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Announce ‘Feature’ cassette, out 17th February on Ruined Smile

Melodic drone-punk trio Feature from London are releasing a cassette through Brisbane label, Ruined Smile on February 17th.

Featuring three tracks from the Culture of the Copy EP and two tracks from the split Tourists EP, the cassette will be available with a download from Ruined Smile’s Bandcamp page:

The band recently became a trio when Slowcoaches‘ bassist Heather Perkins recently joined drummer Jen Calleja (also of Sauna Youth/Monotony) and guitarist Liv Willars of Feature.

The tracks on side B are the first written and recorded as a trio, and follow their acclaimed Culture of the Copy EP (from which the tracks on side A are taken) from May, which led to a BBC6 session for Marc Riley, shows with Protomartyr, TRAAMS and The Soft Walls, and a Bowlegs session.

Feature Press:

NME – “‘Psalms’ is a lo-fi blowout in the melodic vein of The Breeders, while ‘Twins’ relies on a repeated guitar riff that could have been lifted from a Modern Lovers record.”

The Line of Best Fit – “Feature’s style of punk-influenced drone-pop has been refined, adding monumental energy and a faster pace to an already impressive sound.”

Drowned in Sound – “Living the drone dream, one strident hi hat crash at a time, ‘Memory’ is restrained, considered and immersive, and with the occasional candy-coated vocal flourish, will no doubt burn a hole in your skull.”

Gold Flake Paint – “Delivering us from evil with a staunched stare and three-minutes of deliciously raw fuzz-rock… it’s the juxtaposition between light and dark which most captivates here, a hypnotic display which feels dense but filled with light, enticing but peculiar.”

Clash – “Highly promising”

– “tracks that veer into that dreamy territory Headlights and Electrelane walked through coyly once a lifetime ago.”

The Le Sigh – “it’s the breath of fresh air laced with light spills that we’ve all been waiting for – Feature have blinked me into a new world.”

Gold Sounds“thumping post-punk guitar riffs and pounding drums that make us swoon.”

Seba Rashii Culture “a record that really matters”

Killer Ponytail“a glorious little ball of loosely wound distortion and crashing rhythms full of potentially explosive energy

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