FREAK – aka Connar Ridd – is a one man band making fuzzy indie-rock with a pop edge.

After the release of his What Happened? EP last year, he’s since been busy releasing two new singles, ‘Nowhere’ and ‘Cake’ (below), is about to head on tour with Black Honey and is playing Live at Leeds (29th April) and Kendall Calling (July 27th-30th).

We got five mins with Connar to run through all our usual ‘In Short’ questions.


If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
Angry, indie, fun

My favourite film ever is…
Shutter Island because of the mad twist at the end

The best venue I’ve played so far is…
Electric Brixton with the amazing FIDLAR.

The song I hate the most is…
Clean Bandit, ‘Rather Be’ ft. Jess Glynne because it was the anthem of the workplace below…

The Worst Job I’ve ever had is…
Currys PC World. Currys PC World. Currys PC Wold. Currys PC World. Currys PC World.

If I was in a tribute band it would be a….
Eminem

My Favourite word is….
Sick

If I had a super power I’d want it to be….
Flying so I never have to get the bus or train again

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Wembley Arena

I think you should listen to…
INHEAVEN, they are really cool and the nicest people too!

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
The Hives

FREAK plays Live at Leeds (29th April) and Kendall Calling (July 27th-30th).