The Toronto-based four-piece FRIGS recently announced signing to Arts & Crafts for the release of a new EP, ‘Slush,’ out June 10th and have already shared a video for the EP’s first single, God Hates A Coward. Now, they’ve shared a new track from the EP, Ringworm, which you can take a listen to via Soundcloud below. FRIGS BriSalmena explains Ringworm saying, “I wrote it at a time when I felt like I was surrounded by arrogant men who felt superior to me and everyone else around them…So I guess the song is just a fuck you, whatever, you are a brat, goodbye, I’m going to live my life.”
FRIGS is made up of Bria, Duncan, Lucas, and Edan. 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 creates a sound that is hard to pin down and an impression thats unshakable.
Led by the force of Brias 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.
As members of Toronto’s multi-disciplined Heretical Objects Cooperative, community and collaboration are essential to FRIGS approach and aesthetic. Maintaining the communal, do-it-yourself spirit of their forebearers, the band bought recording equipment and turned their Toronto apartment into a studio where they wrote, engineered, and mixed their forthcoming EP, ‘Slush’.
3. God Hates A Coward
June 19 – Sudbury – The Townhouse *
June 23 – Calgary – Sled Island – Broken City (Patio) %
June 28 – Edmonton – The Buckingham
July 1 – Vancouver – The Cobalt
July 02 – Nanaimo – Crace House
July 05 – Seattle – Blacklodge
July 06 – Portland – High Water Mark
July 07 – Oakland – Sgraffito
July 08 – Los Angeles – TBA
July 10 – Albuquerque – Gold House
July 11 – Denver – Rhinoceropolis
July 12 – Omaha – TBA
July 13 – Columbia – Cafe Berlin
July 14 – Carbondale – House Show
July 15 – Chicago – The Hideout
August 20 – Ottawa – Arboretum Festival
* w/ Blue Crime
% w/ Protomartyr, Chastity