That’s amore: Melbourne’s Ferla made passata for band merch, and isn’t this the best idea of 2021
30.06.2021

That’s amore: Melbourne’s Ferla made passata for band merch, and isn’t this the best idea of 2021

Words by Tom Parker

Saucy.

Beloved Melbourne band Ferla have taken the merch game to another level, making homemade passata for their adoring fan base.

Emblazoned with ‘Ferla Passata’, the words ‘per mangiare tutti i giorni’, translating to ‘to eat every day’, and decorated with four cheery tomatoes, the venture sees Giuliano Ferla – the band’s primary songwriter – channel his Italian heritage and redefine the boundaries of regular band merch altogether.

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As you can imagine, the passata flew out the door, selling out about five hours after first being publicised, so unfortunately it’s no longer up for grabs. Nor are the t-shirts the band made alongside the sauce. Either way, the idea’s so ingenious it deserved our recognition.

To coincide with the announcement, Ferla have also announced they’ve got new music on the way. Whatever’s in the works will be the band’s first release since their 2019 single, ‘Desire Machine’ – the November track that came out a few months after the band’s debut album, It’s Personal – one which took out our Album of the Week.

There’s no release date but stay tuned to the band’s Facebook and Instagram page for Ferla’s next release, or follow them on Spotify.

 

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Keen for some fresh tunes? Ferla made a Spotify playlist to soundtrack the making of the passata. Check it out here