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Review | Froth @Komedia 8.9.19


Froth photographed by Tony Accosta

Froth photographed by Tony Accosta

 

Froth played an intimate set at Komedia, with support from School Disco, a garage surf-inspired four-piece band based in Brighton and Sleep Eaters, a five-piece country garage band from South London.

Formed in Los Angeles, Froth formed as a humorous band, catching the attention of many with their first and second albums, Patterns and Bleak. Their third album Briefly (Outside) explores the world of dream pop and shoegaze, giving listeners a taste of a summer of love.

Duress however, stands out amongst Froth's previous albums. Exploring a realm of lo-fi shoegaze, Duress came about through a period of introspection for the band. A courageous step to take for listeners that have become accustomed to their previous albums, depicting a never-ending summer of love.

The popularity of Duress most definitely translated to Froth's live set at Komedia. With a handful of loyal listeners taking the trip out, Froth played on. Battling technical difficulties with instruments and equipment there seemed to be a looming anticipation for Froth to crack out one of their earlier songs.

In comparison to previous performances Froth have given over the years in London and surrounding areas, their trip to Brighton was regretfully disappointing. With Duress representing a period of introspection, could this go hand in hand with Froth's live performances? Only time will tell.


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