Victoria and Vancouver Island have a lot of musical talent, and Victoria Buzz wants to highlight some of the best and brightest local artists.
Every Monday, there will be a fresh ‘New Music Monday’ article to help people find and support local artists and bands that are up-and-coming, well established or hidden gems!
For this endeavour, Victoria Buzz has partnered with our good friends at CFUV 101.9 FM, UVic’s campus radio station, to find and select the musicians and bands for this regular column.
This week, Fever Feel is the New Music Monday highlight!
Originally from Calgary, AB, brothers Landon Franklin and Logan Gabert have been making music together since they were kids and continue to do so to this day.
Their latest album, Family Milk was released back in November and is a nine track ode to early psychedelic music, country/western and glam rock.
Victoria Buzz spoke with Franklin about the release and where their inspiration for Family Milk came from.
“This one feels a bit blurry since the writing to recording to releasing of the record was stretched out so much,” Franklin said.
“We used the time during lock down to record bed tracks and the bulk of the album. As far as inspiration goes, I was listening to a lot of Velvet Underground, Neil Young and Psychic TV around that time.”
The album was quietly released by the brothers back in November. Franklin says that because he and his brother had made the record over a long period of time, Fever Feel just decided it was time to put it out into the world.
“We’re really grateful for the folks that have followed the band and have kept asking when new music is coming.”
When asked if there was any song in particular that was a standout for someone who was new to hearing their music, Franklin said ‘Something About Today’ is a great jumping off point.
“I won’t say much about it lyrically but it deals with love and loss,” he said. “When we first started tracking songs, we almost left this one out because we didn’t have a clear picture of the sound and how it fit with the other tunes.”
“I could feel that it was an important song so I’m glad that we didn’t abandon it in the early stages.”
Currently, Fever Feel has no shows booked, but they say that if and when they do they will be letting Victoria Buzz know.
Franklin also alluded to a new project that he and his brother are working on that is a secret for now, but he and Gabert are excited to be working on something new.
CFUV is a largely donation-funded radio station that plays a ton of local music of all kinds across Vancouver Island. If you like to support local music they are an amazing resource with a plethora of new local tunes in their arsenal.
Coming up between March 15th and 22nd, they’ll be doing their annual Funding Drive, where they will have special shows and programming in order to help them raise money to operate the station.
Let us know what you think of Fever Feel below.