CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH DANIEL ROMANO BEGIN NOVEMBER 30
DEBUT ALBUM BASIC BEHAVIOUR OUT NOW VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“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)
"[FRIGS] have an intensity that’s hard to shake" - New York Times
"[FRIGS] are great interpreters of human unease" - Pitchfork
"FRIGS have a rare, impulsive energy that pushes every one of [their] songs to unexpected places, and a captivating frontwoman in Bria Salmena" - AV Club
"Even as they strain between varying poles, Frigs still manage to find moments of great, if sombre, beauty." - DIY
"[Basic Behaviour is] a post-punk winner" - NME
PHOTO CREDIT: Calm Elliott-Armstrong // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Ahead of the band's upcoming dates in Canada with Daniel Romano, and their UK and European run in support of buzzing debut album Basic Behaviour, rising Toronto post-punks FRIGS today share the seething new track “Crop Circles”.
"Crop Circles” is a song about “feeling good about yourself,” says vocalist Bria Salmena. “I wrote the lyrics when I was moving away from someone who only put me down and didn't support my creative pursuits. The song lives solely in this recording. It was never intended to be performed."
All upcoming dates can be found below with tickets available now.
“Crop Circles” Single Art // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Out now on Arts & Crafts, 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.
UK AND EU TOUR DATES
Nov 2nd | Vera, Groningen, NL
Nov 5th | Prince Albert, Brighton, UK
Nov 6th | Old Blue Last, London, UK
Nov 7th | Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Nov 8th | Rough Trade, Bristol, UK
Nov 11th | The Castle, Manchester, UK
Nov 12nd | The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
Nov 13th | Hedrow House, Leeds, UK
Nov 14th | Head of Steam, Newcastle, UK
Nov 16th | Supersonic, Paris, FR
Nov 17th | PIT, Terneuzen, NL
Nov 19th | Cinetol, Amsterdam, NL
Nov 20th | Reflektor, Liège, BE
CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Nov 30th | Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace ^
Dec 1st | Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club ^
Dec 2nd | Quebec City, QC - L’Anti ^
Dec 3rd | Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
Dec 6th | Waterloo, ON - Starlight Room ^
Dec 8th | St. Catharines, ON - Warehouse Concert Hall ^
^ with Daniel Romano
ARTS & CRAFTS