Ferns : On Botany (Fruit Records)
Long time foreseen, never forgotten, Ferns’ "firstest debut" album knocks at our doors and it was about time…A really arty object actually, with a piece of golf course glued on top! The Malaysians already have good press in their home country and there is no reason for the rest of the planet to snub them! A bit like the Pale Saints, but without any noisy side, they’re Masters in ethereal and atmospheric pop with superbly “strumming” guitars and angelic male vocals. Let’s initiate a dialogue with them:
All this greenery ! Is "Ferns" an ecologist band ?
We're not ecologists by any stretch of the imagination, just mere city-folks who have a keen appreciation for foliage.
But are you sure this charming "On Botany" packaging is 100% biodegradable ?
You know how they say you should stare at the colour green from time to time, to soothe your eyes? Well, the packaging's meant to do that for you. We did try planting real grass seedlings on the cover but figured that waiting a month for the darn things to sprout would be too much for most people!
Warren's voice is very aerial, almost unreal, is he human ?
Oh he seems human, alright. Except for the green thumb. So we surmise he's at least 85% human and 15% venus flytrap. You'd be surprised to learn that he was also responsible for lots of unearthly growling noises when he was fronting his old metal band.
Why has the release of the album been so many times delayed ?
Life got in the way. Juggling day-jobs is no easy thing, but making music is sometimes the only thing that keeps us sane. Plus it gives us something to do on weekends :)
How do you see the recent Asian infatuation with twee & guitar pop in countries like
To be honest, we're probably the only band in
Are you interested in touring European countries ?
We're very interested in touring
Big thanks to Ferns and Isman