New Artist of the Day: Fronteers
Fronteers have unveiled the video for new single ‘Full Moon’, taken from their forthcoming EP Streets We’re Born In, which is due for release on Friday 8 July through Warren Records.
The Hull-based band are the latest to be anointed by the indie overlords, with ‘Full Moon’ already receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, as well as the band grasping valuable support slots with indie darlings Blossoms and Pretty Vicious.
On the evidence of ‘Full Moon’, it’s no surprise. Beginning with a taut, intense riff and Andy Towse’s menacing yowl, it quickly ascends into a blistering slice of traditional mid-’00s post-punk, blending the Liverpudlian gusto of Miles Kane with the relentless robustness of Arctic Monkeys (before Alex Turner started wearing cardigans and talking like Joss Stone on a comedown).
Streets We’re Born In has been touted as a ‘quadruple-A side single’, down to the immediacy of the tracks, and with enough festival slots to make Catfish & the Bottlemen blush, it seems the world of indie has found another group of fine young fellows to fawn over. It may not be entirely original or groundbreaking, but Fronteers have enough panache to ensure those who still long for the high music watermark of 2007 still have a band to root for. And we thought the best thing to come out of Hull was Dean Windass.