New single ‘Canada Goose Step’
Fiercely independent and courageously unique Croydon-based duo Frauds are set to release their brand new single ‘Canada Goose Step’ due out on April 26th.
The announcement follows previous single ‘Animals’ and well received 2017 debut album ‘With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice’, an epic amalgamation of blisteringly heavy guitars and wry, satirical lyrics.
“Canada Goose Step is about all that is unnecessary and destructive” Mikey Alvarez explains, “A decorative fur trim hood is the perfect metaphor for a culture that happily causes suffering for something as trivial as a status symbol. Gleeful ignorance in pursuit of the ultimate goal – ‘I can afford something that others can’t.’”
The song was recorded by Jimm Zorn of Black Country Recording Company whose Wolverhampton studio was tragically destroyed in a fire late 2018. The band have been campaigning for awareness in order to aid in his recovery. The single will feature exclusively on a split 7” by infamous Birmingham promoters Die Das Der alongside Kendo Nagasaki.
A live phenomenon that any UK live-circuit regular will know, Frauds have built a reputation for their comedic and brotherly stage-personas, often pausing between (or mid) tracks to banter with the crowd and each other. Alongside their joint passion for stand-up is their other non-musical influence; their hometown of Croydon – as local boys, they’ve spent their lives growing up heavily involved in the multicultural London landscape around them.
Since their inception in 2012 (started earnestly playing covers in a garage after previous near-successful projects), the then aptly named Frauds had no idea what they were doing would go on to spawn something of a musical staple. Through their now established yearly South-London festival ‘Sunburn’, they’ve created a scene around bands such as JOHN, Melt Dunes, Youth Man and more. They’ve gone on to support personal heroes Future Of The Left as well as Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman, and last year they could be found on the bill of 2000 Trees alongside the likes of Bloody Knees and Demob Happy. Both of which invited them back immediately to play again this summer.
‘Canada Goose Step’ is the next release in a new era for the band, with their impeccable debut behind them they’re working on crafting new material, exploring bigger sounds and meatier subjects in which they can sink their teeth. In a world where artists should be striving to make a difference and shine a light on the issues that surround us, Frauds join current contemporaries Idles and Shame as a confident outfit putting themselves out there, and as a fearsome live band with something to say. Even if it’s said with a wink and a smile.
26.04 – The Flapper, Birmingham
05.05 – Handmade Festival, Leicester
17.05 – The Dome, London (w/ Art Brut)
31.05 – The Black Heart, London
14.06 – The Anvil, Bournemouth
27.06 – TBC, Portsmouth
28.06 – Elsewhere, Margate
05.07 – St Luke’s, Glasgow (w/ Jamie Lenman)
07.07 – O2 Academy Islington, London (w/ Jamie Lenman)
11.07 – 2000 Trees Festival, Withington
18.07 – Nozstock, Bromyard