FERLA continue to deliver on their distinctive after-dark pop. Turning the personal into the confessional into the communal, FERLA combine the moments of late-night flirtation and morning-after revelation and distill it into their own sultry mess.
Vocalist Giuliano Ferla has been writing, playing and releasing music for the past 15 years and is known for his work with Twin Beasts (formerly The Toot Toot Toots). After the end of Twin Beasts, with whom he had released two albums, toured Australia extensively and played slots at Meredith Music Festival, Queenscliff and more, Giuliano focused his musical energy into self producing the slow-burn pop bangers that have marked FERLA’s music so far. With band mates, Steve Gavan (formerly Twin Beasts) on bass, Kate Monger (The Harlots) on keys and Chris Drane (Cherrywood/Tankerville) on drums, FERLA have supported Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cash Savage And The Last Drinks, Totally Mild, Jess Ribeiro, The Bennies and Gabriella Cohen.
FERLA are currently preparing to release their debut album in early 2019, full of the lush synth-warble and pop pathos that the band are known for. The album is the self- assured extension of their double EP Guilt Pop/Stay Posi (GP/SP).
FERLAs debut 2015 release Guilt Pop was Album Of The Week in Beat Magazine, Brag, Tonedeaf and received regular airplay on community radio stations Triple R, PBS, 4ZZZ, RTR, FBi. The second offering, released by Melbourne independent label Our Golden Friend in 2017, combined the previous feats of Guilt Pop with their second EP Stay Posi, to form a complete garage new-wave break up record. Guilt Pop/Stay Posi was described by Grace Pashley of Who The Hell and 4ZZZ as “a tale of heartache coloured by dystopian glamour,” and resulted in four singles heaped with glowing press and radio support.