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“An intensity that’s hard to shake” - NEW YORK TIMES
“FRIGS have a rare, impulsive energy that pushes every one of Basic Behaviour’s songs to unexpected places” - A.V. CLUB (most-anticipated albums of February)
"this post punk gem hits a sweet spot” - NYLON (Best Music Releases of The Week)
“a sound that marries experiment with industry and which critiques both” - FLAUNT MAGAZINE
“honed the sound to fit their songs of lust, jealousy, power and distraction – a controlled burn rather than an all-out scorch.” - NOW Magazine (Toronto musicians to watch in 2018)
“depth, texture, and just the right amount of rage.” - PITCHFORK
PHOTO CREDIT : Chelsea Ivan // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Fresh off the release of their buzzing debut album Basic Behaviour out now via Arts & Crafts, rising Toronto post-punks FRIGS today share the new video for standout track “Solid State”.
"The video for ‘Solid State’ acts as a homage to inner dialogues that are common, spanning: gender, age and background,” explains frontwoman Bria Salmena. “While the video was intended to be a darker, more surreal exploration of these themes, the filming process ended up being a typical comforting visit with my grandmother. Exploring her aged house, and enjoying a meal with her. We were able to capture a candid and somber time. The real effect the video has is one of overwhelming nostalgia and self reflection."
Basic Behaviour, FRIGS’ debut, self-produced full-length, was written and recorded over a 16-month period, split between two locations: the band’s home studio and Union Sound Company in the east end of Toronto. As much as the lyrical subject matter within the record reflects personal experiences of frontwoman Bria Salmena, the album is a product of years of self discovery as a unit. Recording at home allowed the band to take the time to explore their sound, experimenting with sonic textures and production, and meticulously re-working their material. These sessions proved to be invaluable in creating a sound unique to FRIGS. However, a degree of positive urgency was deemed necessary in order to finalize the process. Working with engineer Ian Gomes, FRIGS embraced the limitations of third-party studio time and completed the record with a sense of immediacy. The resulting contrast between these two approaches in recording creates an end product that is at once stark, chaotic, reflective, and manic, ultimately forming the core of Basic Behaviour’s identity.
FRIGS is made up of Bria, Duncan, Lucas, and Kris. The band pairs the raw, emotional grunge of PJ Harvey with the immersive, psychedelic post-punk of early Sonic Youth. With each member bringing a unique set of influences, FRIGS create a sound that is hard to pin down and an impression that’s unshakable. Led by the force of Bria’s vocals, the band has earned a reputation for putting on a hypnotic and visceral live performance. Embracing the mercurial and experimental, their shows are built upon instinct; a vocal growl can unexpectedly give way to a hushed whisper; languid drones boil over into guttural and searing tones.
FRIGS continue on the road this week throughout North American tour, which includes dates across Canada.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
03/22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03/23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
03/24 - Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
03/25 - Victoria, BC - Logan’s Pub
03/26 - Seattle, WA - The Funhouse
03/27 - Vancouver, BC - Red Gate
03/29 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
03/30 - Edmonton, AB - Bohemia
03/31 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's Cantina
04/01 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
04/04 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04/06 - London, ON - Rum Runners
04/07 - Toronto, ON - Garrison
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