Frenetics are just about to release their debut EP, when a reintroduction signposts bands like Magazine and Television, With Guitars just about fell over themselves, check out their free track download o see Frenetics video For ‘Ella’ below, either way ear-mark this band and their debut EP.
There is something about the muscular rhythms mixed with the new wave punk leanings of Frenetics that make them a formidable prospect. An almighty crash of charging guitars, powerful drums and swaggering hooks entwine with chaotic angular riffs and vocals that simmer with a twisted romanticism that recall enigmatic figures such as Peter Perrett, Tom Verlaine and Pete Shelley.
Taking influences from bands such as Richard Hell, The Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop it provides them with the platform to flit from powerful stadium sized rock to more textured guitar spirals that hint at Magazine and Television with sharp swaggering pop songs that are infused with mountain sized riffs and climactic choruses.
Having recently supported Band of Skulls they have found the taste of the big stage too much to resist and with a taut and tight EP like this, its not going to be too long before we see much more of Frenetics.
3. See You On the Other Side
4. Swing Kids
Lead track ‘Ella’ Released as Free download
Upcoming tour dates
19thMay – EP pre-release party at 360 Club,The Library, Leeds
2ndJune – Carpe Diem, Leeds
15thJune – The Twist, Colchester, Essex with Dingus Khan
16thJune – SHELTERED. 93 Feet East with Coasts, Madcolours, Hella Better Dancer
6thJuly – George IV, Lichfield,Staffordshire (headline show)
27thJuly – Knockanstockan Festival, Ireland
24thAugust – Limetree Festival with Utah Saints & Jon Gomm
Sam (Drums) | Alex(Guitar) | Gavin (Vocals) | Jacko (Bass)
“Most brittle post punk bands forget the catchiness factor – Frenetics don’t. ” Artrocker
“Frenetics generate a muscular racket that has one foot in the 70s punk scene and the other in the pre-Britpop glam of Suede” Sounds XP