MAD ISLE

by 8Foot Felix

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Mad Isle 05:26
I look out over there and wonder how the loneliness has left me sitting here this island seemed so fabulous but now I see it’s bare too late you say, too late I’ve cast myself away I can see my home from here the party’s getting started and I hear a rousing cheer but the sea between is rising up with sharks and other fears too late you say, too late I’ve cast myself away I’d be mad to throw myself in to this shark infested hole the sea that separates me from the world I know’s my home but the madness of this island that I claim because it’s mine is my clear and present danger it’ll hold me til I die!
3.
Red Dresses 07:40
Ruby was a girl who wore red dresses wore red dresses ’til she put on a blue a blue blue dress, blue as midnight and when she put it on she flew Ruby was a girl who wore blue dresses wore blue dresses ’til she put on a white a white white dress, pale as moonlight and when she put it on she’d light up the night  Ruby was a girl who wore white dresses wore white dresses ’til she put on a red a red red dress, red as firelight and when she put it on she’d burn (and return)
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gotta get a run on the Biggalong Band or the Rum Tum crew will stay our hand and that will be, you know, the end of our fiddling, fighting, bare-back riding all the very things that we delight in! gotta get a wriggle on, squiggle on, the Biggalong are breathin' down our neck, what the heck doubly dang-a-lang, have us in the stocks in our jocks with the grey old portlies stifling chortles at our poor misfortune what do you do when you find they've been feeding you a line of rope? when you discover they've been stringing you along all along? your world unravels as you travel down on down into the doubty deep can you be sure even your hands will pull you ashore? how did I entice these lies? and wrap myself in garment upon garment of them? who are those who turn on me after spinning all that yarn about being good ol' bosom buddies? down in the deep you're as lonesome and naked as a newly born tatters of mem'ries and manners peel away from your skin the you you're used to is floating away into the deeply blue all you are now, is the how, that will bring you to shore time to slip the know my friends! we'll have to fight, or take our flight, escape this fate of purest mis'ry time to set their boats on fire we'll never know unless we go if life holds more than this hell dredgery gotta get a run on the Biggalong Band...
5.
Q-Town 06:55
yo, though I walk through the valley of doubt I hold my head high, it begins to sprout an idea-chain I can climb along when my foot goes wrong, I get my stumble on hold it, I can mould it, make an idea bring a car along til it’s by my side door open wide one little jump caught me a ride oooh! you know my body like’s to move around I take all that I am and I go to town shake it! (shake it) quake it! (quake it) quirk and quiver living my days like I’m rolling down a river so I jump in my car, what do I see? It’s nothing but frequency this bass is so ace it puts a smile on my face, let’s fly in and out of this space Hey there you in the uniform I see you and I feel the need to conform go out of my way to do the right thing but when I cold kick it I’m-a break something the law, it’s the rule book you throw at me when I slip and forget that we’re not really free to enjoy everything in life but don't steal try not to hurt or kill, just be real! I drive and I ride and I hide from the law not a criminal, just bending the rules it’s incredible incredible? incredible! what’s so incredible? now time for the weather! your windows are down there’s a breeze in your hair you’re heading to Q-Town the weather is fair you know the funny thing about frequency is that it breaks up the light so you can see all the little colours from a-z like the psychedelic fish swimming under the sea or kaleidoscopic leaves high up in a tree how's about kickin' so we’re kickin it cold til we’re told that it's our turn to go over the rainbow...
6.
Sinner 05:47
you got a face like a sinner they make you pay and wait you stand in line like you oughta they say you came too late they've got you screwed! here's the latest news: you're on a lose, lose, lose! you think you're onto a winner you're gonna steal by night slip through the guards and the look-out grab all the loot take flight they've got you viewed on the cc tube you're gonna lose, lose, lose! why break my arse for this farce life's a folly! one don't make two without you there's no jolly so where's the win for a loser trapped in a one man game? you take a chance with another you turn the game around one falls through two hold true who's on the lose, lose now? they only win when you're lonesome one little view gets blue two pairs of eyes turn the tables now on, the game is you here's the news: two's a crew we beat the lose, lose blues!
7.
Underworld 10:47
it's cold down here despite what they say the fires burn in a terrible way feels like they should be burning your skin when all they're doing is doing you in you see when you're dead it ain't no use cutting off a finger or even the legs you use cos when you're dead you ain't got no body (literally no body) you can die a million times you can even set yourself on fire you're dead (you're dead) I tell you your dead you ain't got no body left you're dead, you're dead and boy you're on the shelf 'til there comes a time you get another chance bring me back bring me back to the living, I say please bring me back, back, back to that place where I can finally feel the blood running through me beating in my body making me all jolly I wanna dance again, it's been so many years I long to feel the boogie in my feet I wanna get down, get my booty on the floor why hell, I even forgot I had a booty at all! I wanna dance again, really get me moving I wanna dance again, get my booty on the floor dance again, who could ask for more than gettin' my big ol' booty get me dancing with the living again you can die a million times, you can even set yourself on fire you're dead (you're dead) I tell you your dead, you ain't got no body left you're dead, you're dead and boy you're on the shelf
8.
The Whales 08:32
the lions stood in line they were a roar away from cryin' they were a roar away from cryin' but they were still lions and the lions lined the sails with their eyes on the whales fins breaking water with laughter and cloudering cephalopodic blistering enjoyment of the sea we saw the whales they were playing in the sea we saw the whales amidst the ocean we saw the whales they were playing in the sea we saw the whales and what we saw we all wanted very much to be we wanted to float like fish in the water but we'd only end up fodder for the sharks in the water in the shadow of the blubber whales the blubber whales the blubber whales and their shark-fin trails

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released May 20, 2016

Will Tait - Rhodes, piano, vocals
Brendan Jones - trumpet, vocals
Steve Turnock - drums
Jamie McElhinney - bass
Kate Constance - glockenspiel, percussion, kazumpet, vocals & screams!
Daniel Tedford - violin, mandolin, guitar
Thomas Starr - french horn, vocals
Francesca Mountfort - cello, melodica

Music arranged by 8Foot Felix and Cy Gorman
With guest vocals, percussion and keys by Cy Gorman
Produced by Cy Gorman
Recorded by Lachlan Wooden at Sing Sing Studios

Cetacean Prelude mixed by Cy Gorman
Mad Isle and Underworld Blues mixed by Cy Gorman and Lachlan Wooden at Sing Sing Studios, final mix by Simon Russell
Red Dresses, The Biggalong, Q-Town, Sinner and The Whales mixed by Simon Russell

Mastering by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering

Thank you to Ras Kitchen for use of "Mad You Know" sample on Cetacean Prelude

Artwork by Stef Ives
Graphic Design by Chelsea Tremain

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8Foot Felix combine inspired theatrics and musical prowess, a dancing treasure chest of infectious ditties speaking multilingual sea-shanties and polka-dotted blues.

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