George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

Cardiff band The Family Battenberg drop ‘Feed Yer (Nganga)’: a psychedelic, exciting and promising second single

The self-produced Cardiff The Family Battenberg are only just getting started. ‘Feed Yer (Nganga)’ is only their second single and is “a droll exploration into suburban voodoo.” Pretty out there.

The amateurish nature of The Family Battenberg’s sound adds to its charm. The track is fuzzy, chaotic and lo-fi but is by no means badly produced. The drums are thumping, the guitars soaring and the vocals blanketed by a cosy layer of effects. The production perfectly captures the sound of a live band and will leave you searching for their name on this year’s festival lineups.

‘Feed Yer (Nganga)’ grows and grows. It has multiple explosions of sound and each one feels entirely deserved after the build up. The group play with the frantic energy of King Gizzard and share their sense of silliness and fun. The lyrics are abstract and absurd, giving the band their unique spin. 

For a band this early in their career, they are sounding fantastic. Their sound is far bigger than it has any right to be and I can’t wait to see where they explore next. 

Listen to ‘Feed Yer (Nganga)’ here:

Catch The Family Battenberg at the following:

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (w/ HMS Morris) – 11th March 

Laugharne Festival – 26th March

The Crofter’s Rights, Bristol (w/ GAWS) – 28th March

Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Folly Group) – 6th April

Outer Town Festival, Bristol – 16th April

All Roads Festival, Glastonbury – 29th April

Focus Wales, Wrexham – 6th May

Cardiff Psych and Noise Fest – 29th May