Frigs are a band that could change your life. They make the kind of hypnotic, tense and experimental sound that it’s easy to fall for, paying homage to a range of influences from post-punk and grunge to krautrock and country, this four piece from Toronto are seriously impressive. They head to this UK this week so we caught up with them to talk all kind of ridiculous things, whilst keeping new track ‘God Hates a Coward’ on repeat.
If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
Lucas: blood, sweat, and piss
Bria: tears, of, babies
Edan: Pro, Cessed, Meat.
Duncan: Unique, Brand, of
My favourite film ever is…
Lucas: Die Hard With a Vengeance, hands down
Bria: the film of Edan’s birth
Edan: Back to the Future II
Duncan: Field of Dreams
The most famous person I’ve met is…
Lucas: Jian Ghomeshi
Bria: Levon Helm kissed me on the cheek
Edan: I shook Drake’s hand once….
Duncan: Gordon Lightfoot, I think
The best venue I’ve played so far is…
The song I hate the most is…
Lucas: Oh Daddy should get the fuck off Rumours
Bria: Anything off the new Drake album…sorry
Edan: The ‘happy birthday’ song.
Duncan: I hate everything about you – Three days grace
The Worst Job I’ve ever had is…
Lucas: Making subs in the hot sun
Bria: backup singer for a band whose name I’d rather not mention
Edan: late night pre-school janitor
Duncan: most of them
If I was in a tribute band it would be a….
Lucas: Guns ‘n’ Roses cover band
Bria: The Distillers..is that embarrassing? Ya, it is.
My Favourite word is….
If I had a super power I’d want it to be….
Lucas: the ability to freeze time ‘cos like time flies and it’s such a bummer lol
Bria: I think I would like to be able to conjure things out of thin air, like food and money because I never have enough of those things.
Edan: maybe indestructible teeth so I’d never have to go to the dentist….
Duncan: water to wine please, and vice versa
If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Bria: In a bathysphere at the bottom of the ocean
Edan: Russian steam bath party rave
Duncan: Bria’s parents basement
I think you should listen to…
If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Lucas: Celine Dion backed by Guns ‘n’ Roses
Bria: Celine Dion backed by Guns ‘n’ Roses doing a skinny puppy cover set.
Edan: Primus @ Woodstock ’94
Duncan: Just guns n roses for me, thanks