Feral Wheel: The Dolphin Way – “radiating splendour”

Merseyside’s most underrated band release their second single.

“There’s another way of being/There’s another way of seeing,” sings Huw Roberts on Feral Wheel‘s latest single, The Dolphin Way, which follows last year’s Death to Humans.

Consisting of four vastly adept musicians (Roberts – singer/guitar, Steven Rawlinson – bass, Terry Green – drums, Sam Gill – keys/backing vocals), not one of Feral Wheel‘s live performances is the same.

One night they could unleash ’70s inspired krautrock wig-outs drenched with heartwarming tones, the next a frenetic speed-rock blitzkrieg that doffs the cap to the Oh Sees (or whatever their fucking name is these days!)

Inspired by folk-singer Fred Neil, with The Dolphin Way we get a bit of both, with skewed psych-rock leanings melting into those summery krautrock sequences, as Green‘s proficiency behind the skins and Gill‘s warped keys seamlessly run through the spine of the track.

Roberts‘ vocals and meandering guitar riffs cap off The Dolphin Way‘s radiating splendour. His lyrics, asking the right questions, drawing you into the off-kilter world of Feral Wheel.

Accompanying the track is the equally fantastic animation video created by Gill. An animation that reveals the story, acting as a perfect foil to The Dolphin Way – yet another string to the bow for Feral Wheel.

By Simon Kirk

Product from the happy generation. Proud purple bin owner surviving on music, books and LFC. New book, Welcome To Charmsville, available from all major vendors.

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