Frozen Farmer - The Underdogz - Nico Ev
Things to Share is the third album for Frozen Farmer, released today May 10th, 2021 by Piesse Groove Records.
Frozen Farmer are active since 2009, when they formed the band out of a visceral love for the american folk tradition, grown during a long trip of Francesco – singer and banjo player – across the States. The first EP, releases at the end of 2011 by Ghost Records / Warner Chapell, didn’t stay unnoticed, and led to several shows and tours. The first full lenght, Stay, released in 2014 by Seahorse Recordings, moved to a more personal sound, with a psychedelic side reminiscent of the Paisley Underground and of Days of Wine and Roses. The single Angels Melody also gained a spot in the Top 100 radio airplays according to Indie Music Like.
Things to Shares comes after years of live experiences, changes in members personal lives, and reveals a definitely contemporary sound, which doesn’t disown the attachment to the folk, rural tradition. As a fil rouge, Frozen Farmer collaborated again with Tim Sparks, american guitarist who has been following the project from the very start. Sparks, who is special guest in two songs of the new album, is known for his works with Tzadik and for his collaboration with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Cohen. Things to Share was recorded at New Art Recording Studio in Saronno, then mixed in Verbania by Pierpaolo D’Emilio at GrooveIt Studio.
The Shore, the first single and video taken from the album, is a serene, positive song, with jingle-jangle guitars and a melodic tune, defining a sound that mixes elements from The Byrds, Green on Red, early REM and Wilco, a must for fans of ’90s indie rock, but also for whoever appreciates a well-written and carefully arranged song.
The Underdogz - Black Eyed Dog.
Founded as a local cover band by Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner in 2016 under the synonym “Almost Rock’n Roll”, THE UNDERDOGZ (Izmir) recorded this obscure modal nugget of Nick Drake for a compilation album, curated by In the Void collective (based in Istanbul).
Enjoy a rarity from the band that had disbanded in 2018, featuring the one and only female rock drummer based in Izmir.
Sarp Keskiner: vocals, guitar, harmonica, ocarina, jews harp, percussion
Suat Vergili: guitar
Ufuk Sinkil: bass
Oyku Celik: drums, backing vocals.
Nico Ev - See in the Dark.
Background from Nico: Based in Glasgow, I started writing and composing at the age of six. Over the last few years, I have carved out my place in the Glasgow music scene, through hosting regular music nights across the city and providing a platform for other local talented singer songwriters to showcase their original material.
Unable to perform live due to current restrictions, I have concentrated on live streaming and recording my debut EP which has new brought me many new fans, increased media attention and radio play throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.
See in the Dark is the third track from the EP HUNTER, which was released in December 2020.