Turning Heads with Augustus Welby

Ferla (Giuliano Ferla)

May 17, 2020

This episode features Melbourne musician Giuliano Ferla who fronts the band Ferla. Giuliano launched the Ferla project in 2015, self-releasing his debut EP Guilt Pop. Ferla evolved into a band in 2016 and the project's second EP Stay Posi came out in 2017. It's Personal, Ferla's debut album, came out in April 2019. Beat magazine named it Album of the Week in a 9/10 review. 

Giuliano likes to describe his music as pop music, but while his songs contain memorable melodies and the sorts of crests and troughs you’d associate with the pop song format, it’s definitely a bit off-centre. It's somewhat reminiscent of '80s bands like Prefab Sprout or even Rowland S Howard’s solo work.

We spoke about Giuls' philosophies on creativity, which are broadly applicable no matter what your project is. He also offered some controversial views on a classic Bob Dylan song and reflected on poor teen fashion choices. Look out for Turning heads trivia, too.

Turning heads is recorded on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation; the traditional custodians of the land. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. 

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