Writing and producing her own music within the confines of her bedroom, FERBY is a vibrant new bedroom-hip hop artist to get acquainted with. With a punk-like spirit and a cartoonish charm, her foul-mouthed lyrics manage to provoke and entertain in equal measure. A hyperactive, unruly personality that comes shrouded by a halo, FERBY is a bundle of addictive contradictions, saying things that need to be said.
Hailing from Lyttelton, New Zealand, a liberal arts hub that’s home to sincere, thoughtful indie songwriters types, FERBY tears up the rulebook as the trap-soaked dynamo. A snotty, explicit voice who thrives on attention, she puts on larger-than-life DIY shows that cut a swathe through this small, interlocked town.
Smashing out homemade beats on Ableton, she’d scrawl her own lyrics on top of chart samples, taking inspiration from the likes of Princess Nokia, Ashnikko, and JunglePussy. Throw in a bit of Miley Cyrus’ illicit pop-edged cool, and you’ve got the perfect mixture.
Having spent New Zealand’s long, ultra-tough lockdowns binging on Animal Crossing and Crash Bandicoot, FERBY is absolutely desperate for the world to hear her voice. It’s an energy that gives her debut song “Bad Vibes Stuck In My Teeth” this pent-up feel – like a trap that’s desperate to be sprung.