Official website: http://www.frett.co.uk/
Lurking deep in the shire, somewhere on the Essex/ Suffolk border, duo Frett have been producing exciting electronic infused indie for the past year. Masterfully weaving lyrics evoking the harsh banality of urban life into pleasurable sonic explosions and with an unrivalled passion and voracious appetite for all kinds of music, Frett continuously experiment with new sounds; recording, mixing and mastering all the music they have released to date.
Their last single, Tyro, garnered them a premiere on i-D and with support from BBC Introducing, 6 Music, XFM and Kerrang!, they’ve now been chosen to play Latitude Festival 2015.
‘Totally Brilliant’ – Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio & 4 Music)
‘9/10 – A five piece stunner’ – Little Indie Blogs
‘So talented’ – Its All Indie (itsallindie.com)
‘Top shelf!’ – Indie Shuffle (indieshuffle.com)
‘Incredible sound’ – Fortitude Magazine
‘I love this. Textures, layers, beauty and ambience in abundance.’ – BBC Introducing Suffolk
‘Deceptively catchy and compulsive…the repeat button proving too tempting to ignore’ – Alphabet Bands
‘Exciting and unpredictable’ – Mistree Magazine
‘Wondrous sounds… unique’ -The Kollection (thekollection.com)
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Drop of Starch was born out of red wine, late night scribblings and musical jottings of various riffs layered up on a loop pedal. The sense of minimalism in Drop of Starch is something that Frett have become more and more interested in, and this track epitomises this sense of layering. The start of the track is recorded almost exactly as it was written; starting with the little synth sequence, bringing on a guitar riff and then its counterpart before the bass and synths spring to life.
The strong beat through Drop Of Starch has been picked up through influences the likes of Jai Paul, The Acid and Bonobo. Having covered ‘Drop The Game’ for some time now in their live shows, the musical importance of Flume and Chet Faker is also evident.
Catch Frett performing at:
Latitude Festival [Lake Stage] – 18th July
The Barfly, Camden – 22nd July
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Cover of “West Coast” by Lana Del Rey ft.Clarice Parrott
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