HULL’S HOTTEST NEW EXPORT FRONTEERS ANNOUNCE MAY & JUNE TOUR DATES
NEW SINGLE ‘IDOL’ IS OUT NOW ON KING TUT’S RECORDINGS
Single: ‘Idol’ OUT NOW
Label: King Tut’s Recordings
Current single ‘Idol’ is out now – watch the video here
‘TRACK OF THE DAY’ – Q Magazine
Fronteers’ strengths have always been their ability to ape the finer points of pre-bluster Britpop – the tones and vibrancy of The La’s, the fresh-faced wonder of Supergrass, and new track ‘Idol’ is no different.’ – NME
‘A raucous, delirious live act, FRONTEERS have nailed that helter-skelter energy in the studio. New single ‘Idol’ is due on March 11th, and its scratchy, urgent songwriting recalls those early Arctic Monkeys demos or even The Libertines.’ – Clash
‘Straight up catchy, hook-laden Indie Rock, they sound like The Last Shadow Puppets covering Oasis.’ – Fred Perry Subculture
‘Produced by Cam Blackwood, Idol is a reverb rock thumper with a deeper psychedelic feel’ – Indie Is Not A Genre
‘Melody drips from the very being of this track, hooks a plenty and a chorus which, quite frankly is one of the biggest ear worms I’ve had in some time.’ – Popped Music
FRONTEERS, whose current single ‘Idol’ is out now, are thrilled to announce a string of tour dates for May and June.
‘Idol’, the third single from Hull’s hottest new export, received its worldwide premiere from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq. This was quickly followed by plays from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6Music’s Don Lett’s, Radio X’s Phil Clifton and John Kennedy and Radio 2’s Janice Long.
Produced by Cam Blackwood, ‘Idol’ is a reverb rock thumper with a deeper psychedelic feel. “It’s about when you’ve been over thinking something; sending yourself mad,” explains vocalist Andy Towse. “It’s that voice inside your head telling you to stop but you’re just not hearing it.”
Andy and best friend James Taylor met at school and, upon discovering The Last Shadow Puppets in early 2014, decided to start an acoustic duo in their harmonic image. “The way they sang together made me and James wanna do that,” Andy says, “And we found we could harmonise naturally too, the songwriting just seemed to flow from there.” They enlisted bassist Ellis Keogh and drummer Lloyd Tuton and began to concentrate on gigging in the North of England.
Following support slots at the end of 2015 with Blossoms and Pretty Vicious, Fronteers hurtled into 2016 with an NME Awards show at Dingwall’s. In addition to playing a string of headline dates in May and June, the band is also confirmed for Stockton Calling, Live at Leeds and Deer Shed Festival, with more festivals to be announced soon.
26th March Stockton Stockton Calling
30th April Leeds Live at Leeds
7th May Glasgow King Tuts
14th May Leicester The Cookie Jar
20th May Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
21st May Sheffield The Rocking Chair
3rd June Southampton The Joiners
4th June Brighton The Hope & Ruin
22nd July Topcliffe Deer Shed Festival