Toronto-based four-piece FRIGS have announced signing to Arts & Crafts for the release of a new EP, ‘Slush,’ which will be out June 10th. Along with the announcement, the band has shared a video for the EP’s first single, God Hates A Coward.
Director Mushual Friend explains the video saying, ”…through the exploration of dominant binaries, we will remember to, as Elizabeth Meyer says, be skeptical of discourses that assign a gender affiliation to the landscape—implicitly or explicitly. The implicit affiliations are manifest as female—the other who is seen but not heard. God Hates A Coward explores feminist geography from a spatial standpoint, expanding the relationship between landscape and architecture, a spherical way of approaching a discourse that has become rooted in deconstruction rather than reconstruction.”
Watch God Hates A Coward via YouTube below.
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 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.
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
May 14 – London – Club Mofo
May 15 – London – The Lock Tavern
May 17 – Leeds – Headrow House
May 18 – Cardiff – Clwb ifor Bach
May 19 – Brighton – Green Door Store (Canada Showcase – The Great Escape)
May 19 – Brighton – Latest Music Bar (Artrocker Showcase – The Great Escape)
May 22 – Glasgow – Hug + Pint
June 02 – Toronto – Smiling Buddha *
June 03 – Hamilton – Baltimore House *
June 08 – Peterborough – The Spill *
June 19 – Sudbury – The Townhouse
June 22 – Calgary – Sled Island
June 23 – Calgary – Sled Island
June 24 – Calgary – Sled Island
June 28 – Edmonton – The Buckingham
July 02 – Nanaimo – Crace House
July 03 – Victoria – Copper Owl
July 05 – Seattle – Blacklodge
July 06 – Portland – High Water Mark
July 07 – Oakland – Sgraffito
July 11 – Denver – Meadowlark Bar
July 12 – Omaha – TBA
July 13 – Columbia – Cafe Berlin
July 14 – Carbondale – House Show
July 15 – Chicago – The Hideout
* w/ Blue Crime