Following the highly acclaimed release of his debut album ‘Family Portrait’ on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, British artist Ross From Friends - aka Felix Clary Weatherall - kicks off 2021 with the launch of his new label Scarlet Tiger. With global distribution via LG105 / Caroline International, Scarlet Tiger begins its first chapter with a single from the founder himself, ‘Burner’, out now.
Talking about the label, Felix says, ‘I’ve always sent music back and forth with friends and folk I’ve met online over the years, amassing all of this music, so it made perfect sense for me to start a label to release all of it.’ Each release will feel pretty raw and personal, explaining that ‘there seems to be a general path that flows through all of the things that grab me which is some kind of UK electronic music.’
Much like the themes explored within his previous work, there will be an intimate approach to the art direction of the label with Felix digging into his photography archive for the artwork of each release. Behind the scenes, it’s a friendly affair, enlisting those who know him well and an instinct of his tastes for the video production and graphic design.
Cited as ‘One To Watch’ by The Guardian, Ross From Friends followed up his debut album with a three-track EP ‘Epiphany’, an homage to (and named after) his sister. The artwork for this release was designed by legendary pro skateboarder, entrepreneur and artist Chad Muska. Bringing the project to the main stage, Felix recruited two friends to build out his arrangements into a live show, John Dunk on sax and keys, and Jed Hampson on electric guitar. Since forming the band have played a number of high-profile performances including Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera Sound and Sonar By Day to name a few.
Ross From Friends - Burner
Watch the visualiser for ‘Burner’ here