Influenced by bands like The Cure, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, The Beatles and more, Felidae was founded by Omer Lichtenstein in Tel-Aviv, 2011 as "Felidae Trick". Later he joined Peter Walsh (Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel) to work in Germany on the EP of She Goes Away. Since then, Felidae has been based in Berlin and worked with producers such as Zare Pak (Siddharta) and Ralf Goldkind (Die Fantastischen Vier). In his songs, Omer deals with his personal life as well as social and political issues regarding, but not limited to, the Jewish people.
Some will notice an oriental flavor, while others will detect a touch of progressive in this Indie Rock - New Wave band. In 2015, Felidae released two EP's, following tours in Germany, Israel and Italy. In order to symbolize their shift towards the rough and raw attitude in their newly recorded music, the band has recently dropped the "Trick" from their name and are now presented simply as "Felidae". Their new album "Baby Someday " was released in November 2016.
Omer Lichtenstein / Vocals, Music, Lyrics
Kota Madea / Guitars
Marco Crippa / Bass
Mesut Gürsoy / Drums
Album Release- "Baby Someday"
Felidae returns with a new album, Baby Someday. After an intensive period of touring and recording in Germany, the new release can be characterized as a melting pot of vintage rock sound and experimental oriental vibe, creating a coherent representation of Felidae's journey made so far.
For Omer, a Jew in Berlin, playing with an international band (US, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Germany), it is key to maintain a firm understanding of the happenings throughout Europe and the world. His reaction to such current events can be found in "Barbaria" and "No Right To Remain Silent". This multi-kulti (the Berliner slang for a cultural mix) Rock production intertwines oriental vocal trills, psychedelic slide guitars, along with 70's analogue synths played on/over arabic scales. This mixture is pushed and prompted by punchy drums and driven bass.
Other songs in the album, such as Still Burning, Baby Someday, Like A Movie Star, deal with the social and psychological changes of our time, specifically the exhausting fight to succeed, where not becoming someone important is considered a failure. Influences from the soundtrack of his childhood, which includes New Wave bands such as The Smiths and The Cure, emotional tracks of the album, for example Indoor Trance, Laying On The Sky and Between The Legs.
Baby Someday was recorded live in Lowswing Studios (Berlin) over the course of three days in April 2016. Over dubbing was recorded during the weeks following. Felidae will embark on a European release tour in November 2016.
To be announced soon
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Yuval Erel / 05.09.2011 / The Felidae trick (Hebrew Article)