Feline is the seventh studio album by The Stranglers and was released in January 1983 (on the Epic record label in the United Kingdom). The first edition came with a free one-sided 7" single "Aural Sculpture Manifesto". Feline drew heavily on two of the dominant musical influences in Europe of the time, by using only acoustic guitars and electronic drums.
Feline was not the commercial success it was hoped to be and fell short of the success of their previous studio album, La Folie. However, Feline peaked higher than La Folie in the UK Albums Chart (peaking at no. 4). Although not especially well regarded in Britain, it brought them considerable success in the rest of Europe.
There were three singles released from Feline - The first was "European Female" which reached No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1983, and was followed by a remixed 7" version of "Midnight Summer Dream" in March (which peaked at No. 35 in the UK Chart). The third and final single released was "Paradise" (released in July 1983) which reached No. 48 in the UK Chart.