Manchester indie rock band Freeda have released their new single ‘Plead’.Forming in early 2017, the band spent their first year establishing themselves in their hometown, selling out headline shows along the way and progressing to 1000+ capacity venues. In 2018 Freeda released two singles, ‘Plug It In’ and ‘Go Home’, which were recorded and produced by Sugar House (Viola Beach, Glass Caves, Pale Waves). The tracks received attention from tastemaker blogs in England, Germany and America, leading to them being featured on Hype Machine’s ‘Latest Music’ Spotify playlist.The band have headlined shows from Manchester to Paris with support slots at Gorilla and the Ritz, they also performed at the festivals Dot 2 Dot and Cotton Clouds. Securing slots on Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing.
‘Plead’ is a palpitating flutter of gripping indie as Freeda sweep you up in their anthemic and invigorating musicianship. With rumbling drum rolls, ethereal guitars and a catchy chorus these guys build the track sublimely for the perfect hair raising experience. The warm passionate vocals teamed with the biting sting on guitar and aerial breezy atmosphere make the song refreshing and emotional. This track has an edgy refinement that is first rate. A smooth brooding melody weaves its way through the cutting soundscape with a soft grandeur that is impressive. It’s dynamic, snappy and upbeat with a stormy undertone making for a satisfying listening experience.
Manchester five piece indie rock band Freeda have released their new single ‘Go Home’ comprised of Sean Rowles, Callum Hignett, Cameron Meekums-Spence, Adam Barton and Adam Jackson Freeda formed in early 2017. The band spent their first year establishing themselves in their hometown, selling out headline shows along the way and progressing to 500+ Capacity venues. In February 2018 Freeda released their debut single ‘Plug It In’, which was recorded by producers Sugar House (Viola Beach, Pale Waves) and featured here on Indie Buddie and was featured on Hype Machine’s ‘Latest Music’ Spotify playlist. 2018 has since seen the band play two headline shows in Manchester, travel to Paris to headline the famous Le Truskel Club, perform at Dot 2 Dot festival and play in front of over 3000 people on the Cotton Clouds Festival main stage.With their biggest hometown show confirmed for the 8th September at Gorilla, Freeda look set to cement their status as one of Manchester’s fastest growing bands.
‘Go Home’ was once again produced by production duo Sugar House and showcases the bands intoxicating snappy indie rock at its best. With a glossy infectious melody doused in foot tapping rich rhythms this track lays out its foundation superbly creating the perfect groove infested backdrop for the glorious guitars and delicious melody to rebound and playfully weave around. Slick sharp guitar riffs tease through the verses with striking stings before surging the chorus with exhilarating euphoria. It’s a biting number as the guitars crash and tightly entangle the ear-worm melody and buoyant rhythm while the velvety vocals brood and coo through this little indie anthem. The chorus is big and sing along ready while the verses cruise and glide along in an intense gripping manner that is fantastic. These guys have created an enthralling number that ignites the soul making you want to dance and go wild.
You can catch Freeda Live at Gorilla, Manchester – 08.09.2018
Freeda are a five piece indie-rock band from Manchester UK, comprising of members Sean Rowles (Guitar + Vocals), Callum Hignett (Guitar), Cameron Meekums-Spence (Guitar), Adam Barton (Bass) and Adam Jackson (drums).Working with the production duo Sugar House (Glass Caves, Viola Beach) the band have released their debut single ‘Plug It In’ and are working towards recording their first EP. Fresh off a string of support slots at venues such as Band on the Wall and Manchester Academy, Freeda are aiming to establish themselves as a headline act in the Manchester area.
‘Plug It In’ is a blistering indie track brimming with razor sharp guitar stabs piercing through punchy drums and elastic bass slaps. This catchy track scorches with red hot intensity and scalding instrumentation. Its snappy rhythm provides a flexible foundation for the swagger soaked sizzling guitars to rebound off as they jangle throughout adding bright little stings between the infectious melody. With gritty fragments throughout these guys blend the sweet and sour perfectly creating an impressive exhilarating debut track to make them ones to watch out for.
Stream ‘Plug It In’ below
Indie: (n) an obscure form of rock which you only learn about from someone slightly more hip than yourself.