Ferry Gouw while a student at Central St. Martins
|Birth name||Ferry Gouw|
|Occupations||musician, music video producer, music video director, illustrator|
|Associated acts||Semifinalists, Balls, Celestial Bodies, Major Lazer|
Ferry Gouw is an Indonesian musician, illustrator and video director working in the United Kingdom. He is the frontman of the indie band Semifinalists, and has directed and produced music videos for several bands in the UK indie music scene, including Lightspeed Champion. As well as being the creative vision and illustrator for Major Lazer, his video for Major Lazer's track, 'Hold the Line' received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Breakthrough Video award in the MTV Video Awards. Major Lazer frontman Diplo also stated that Gouw has produced all artwork ever used by Major Lazer, from album art to promotional images.
Ferry Gouw grew up in Jakarta, then came to London as a young adult to study art at Central St Martins college. He became friends with Tom Vek, a contemporary at Central St Martins. After graduation he joined the band Balls, a precursor to Test Icicles, and became part of an English indie scene, for which he has made music videos and graphics for several bands, including Simian Mobile Disco and Bloc Party. He has also illustrated club flyers and made cover art for many artists, including Young Turks. The 2009 Spring/Summer edition of Plastique featured 3 alternative covers, each with an illustration by Ferry on the back. He lives and works in London with his photographer girlfriend and baby kitten.
Ferry's new project, Celestial Bodies, release their debut 7" in March 2010 on Home.Under.Ground Records
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