The debut EP from Toronto’s Frigs comes out Out June 10 via Arts & Crafts, ‘Slush’ sees the four-piece made up of Bria, Duncan, Lucas, and Edan pairing 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 that’s hard to put into words.
Led by the force of Bria’s vocals, the band has earned a reputation for putting on an 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 Slush.
FRIGS TOUR DATES 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 August 6 - Toronto - TIME Festival^ * w/ Blue Crime ^Run The Jewels, Broods, Bob Moses