8Foot Felix
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8Foot Felix

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
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Our debut EP 'Captain's Log' was launched on Oct 5th 2012 and is now available on Bandcamp. Have a listen to it here in the meantime (click on Audio), or on Soundcloud.



The good ship 8Foot Felix is crafted with Balkan Beats from a thick slice of New Orleans with a heart that pumps from Mexican Ranchero out into the Roots of the Caribbean. Captain Tait steers the ship from his Rhodes-helm – his lyrics mapping out submerged landscapes of the human condition. Over the sweet triumph of the horns, (Jones on Trumpet and Starr on French Horn) Tait’s voice glides from Tom Waits to Vaudeville with many tasty tangents on the way. This whole is held, harmonized and hot-trotted by the trusty talents of McElhinney (Double Bass), Hopkins (Vox, Cello) and Turnock (Drums).

In May 2011 the 8Foot Felix launched into the bohemian epicenter of Melbourne’s inner north, sparking an immediate recognition from the scene. 18 months of hard sound-sharpening graft later (including an epic tour to Burning Man, San Francisco and Honduras) their local reputation was anchored with a glorious opus gig at Melbourne’s Regal Ballroom (5th Oct 2011) supporting boho stalwarts The Woo Hoo Revue. Meanwhile the Felix has found her home on the festival circuit. Rainbow Serpent 2012 proved she could satisfy a party-thirsty crowd, Eclipse 2012 took the story and the stomp to new breadths and depths and their return to Rainbow Serpent in 2013 headlining the Friday night Playground stage was more than epic. The 8Foot Felix maiden voyage to Europe in 2013 looks set to expand the glory yet further.