Dead Frequency 2.10pm
Over the last three years, Daventry glam punk rockers Dead Frequency have built a dedicated following by gigging and touring non-stop all across the UK. Since the formation of their current line up in May 2013, Dead Frequency (singer and guitarist Matti Fantasi, bassist James Bourne and drummer Sam Thorne) have shared stages with rock royalty such as Andrew WK, Stiff Little Fingers and some of the rising stars of the British scene such as Creeper.
"With their new EP 'Tough Tracks & Setbacks' Dead Frequency are ready to invite the masses into a secret; that they are one of the UK rock undergrounds best-kept secrets - but not for much longer! 'Tough Tracks & Setbacks' contains four tracks of upbeat punk rock melded with a glam rock spirit of fun and adventure. From the anthemic chorus of "The Devil's Dream" to the uplifting closing number "Everything Will Be Alright", Dead Frequency aim to bring a short, sharp burst of happiness into the lives of listeners with Tough Tracks and Setbacks. "
"Their new EP Tough Tracks and Setbacks is solid, formulaic punk-rock. And it’s great. Matt Fantasi (Vocals/Guitar), James Bourne (Bass) and Sam Thorne (Drums) have created a four-track EP that defines itself as a short, sharp burst of happiness. It works as a subtle reminder that even in the hardships we are facing in the world at the moment, there are still passionate people locking themselves in bedrooms to create simple, good music. The choruses are intensely catchy, riffs infectious and the rhythm is bound to get anyone twitching to tap their foot. What more could one want from them?"
'Christine Costello - Vultrehound Magazine'
"For pop-punk three seems to be the magic number, so with that in mind, let me introduce to you DEAD FREQUENCY. Based in Northamptonshire, the three-piece (consisting of singer/guitarist Matti Fantasi, bassist James Bourne and drummer Sam Thorne) are gearing up to release their brand new EP "Tough Tracks And Setbacks"...have they faced adversity and as a result dropped the EP of the year?"
'Gavin Griffiths - GavTheGothicChav.com'
"The tracks are incredibly enjoyable with catchy melodies, great vocals and relatable lyrics. I can see Dead Frequency becoming more popular in the future and having music videos played on music channels. None of these tracks bored me or disinterested me in the slightest. They were all brilliant in their own way. "
'Emily Clark - Altcorner.com'
"There is a distinctly upbeat brightness to Northamptonshire glam punk rockers Dead Frequency. Their EP, 'Tough Tracks and Setbacks’, features four tracks of straight ahead punchy tunes that rock along pleasantly enough. Although they stay deep in the comfort zone, they certainly know their way around a melody and tracks like 'The Devil’s Dream’ manage to work a little magic. I imagine they’d be foot tappingly fun to see live."
'Edward Layland - Alreadyheard.com'
"Definitely a band to keep an eye out for in the future. 7/10"
'Joshua Palmer - Musicology'