Fret!

Live Act Noise Rock Postrock Math-Rock Alternative Rock Garage Rock
Fret! - Noise Rock Postrock Math-Rock Alternative Rock Garage Rock Live Act in Newcastle upon Tyne

Fret! Short Info

Formed in 2012, Fret! are the trio of Steve Strode, Rob Woodcock and Cath Tyler. They play great little Touch and Go Recordings style ditties. You know, the discordant kind, which make you want to move your arse; that start and stop but without the beards and wanky algebra you associate with math rock.

Their debut 7" came out in 2014 and was described by Byron Coley in The Wire as being "One side's a thunder-rock instrumental with Dead Moon overtones. The flip is an amazing amalgam of hard-rock and extended folk mouth action"

This was followed by the "Killing Susan" mini-album in 2015, which led to Dayz Of Purple And Orange to announce: "What Fret! have accomplished is noteworthy; they have simultaneously breathed some life into the sometimes turgid post rock arena whilst keeping the angular noise spirit of Am-Rep and Blast First alive. 'Killing Susan' is a fine EP by a promising band...one to keep your eye on in the future."

Gigging extensively, they have toured and shared stages with MIKE WATT, DEATHFIX, WE CAME OUT LIKE TIGERS, RICHARD DAWSON, THE BISMARCK, BLOWN OUT, SLY AND THE FAMILY DRONE, THE BLIND SHAKE and WORKIN' MAN NOISE UNIT (amongst others). They've also just returned from a UK wide tour with Russian riot grrl / noise-punk band, MIRRORED LIPS, in support of the debut full-length album "Through The Wound The Light Comes In" (released in March 2017) which is already gaining much critical acclaim.

Formed in 2012, Fret! are the trio of Steve Strode, Rob Woodcock and Cath Tyler. They play great little Touch and Go Recordings style ditties. You know, the discordant kind, which make you want to move your arse; that start and stop but without the beards and wanky algebra you associate with math rock.

Their debut 7" came out in 2014 and was described by Byron Coley in The Wire as being "One side's a thunder-rock instrumental with Dead Moon overtones. The flip is an amazing amalgam of hard-rock and extended folk mouth action"

This was followed by the "Killing Susan" mini-album in 2015, which led to Dayz Of Purple And Orange to announ...

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Fret! on Tour

  • 09 | 09 | 2017 NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms
  • 09 | 11 | 2017 MIDDLESBOROUGH West Garth Social Club
  • 10 | 11 | 2017 BRIGHTON The Quadrant
  • 11 | 11 | 2017 READING South Street Arts Centre
  • 12 | 11 | 2017 SUNDERLAND The Vaults

Past Gigs Fret!

  • 06 | 2017 NEWCASTLE The Little Buildings
  • 05 | 2017 NOTTINGHAM Angel Microbrewery
  • 03 | 2017 BRISTOL The Old England
  • 03 | 2017 READING South Street Arts Centre
  • 03 | 2017 CAMBRIDGE The Blue Moon
  • 03 | 2017 LONDON Birthdays
  • 03 | 2017 LEEDS Chunk
  • 03 | 2017 DURHAM Empty Shop HQ
  • 03 | 2017 GATESHEAD The Old Police House
  • 11 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 10 | 2016 LEEDS Chunk
  • 10 | 2016 EDINBURGH Opium Bar
  • 08 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Globe
  • 07 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
  • 06 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 06 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Head Of Steam
  • 06 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 05 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 04 | 2016 Glasgow Mono Cafe Bar
  • 04 | 2016 London New River Studios
  • 04 | 2016 Blackpool Other Worlds Festival
  • 02 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
  • 12 | 2015 Gateshead The Soundroom
  • 11 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 11 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne The Tyne Bar
  • 10 | 2015 Bristol Cafe Kino
  • 10 | 2015 Reading South Street Arts Centre
  • 10 | 2015 Oxford The Wheatsheaf
  • 08 | 2015 Preston The Continental
  • 07 | 2015 Ashington Woodhorn Lane Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland Arms
  • 05 | 2015 Leeds The Packhorse
  • 05 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne Jazz Co-Op
  • 04 | 2015 Blyth Roxbury
  • 02 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny 2
  • 12 | 2014 Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute
  • 08 | 2014 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny 2
  • 06 | 2014 Gateshead The Central Bar
  • 03 | 2014 Gateshead The Central Bar
  • 03 | 2014 Newcastle upon Tyne The Head Of Steam
  • 02 | 2014 Gateshead The Black Bull
  • 02 | 2014 Gateshead The Soundroom
  • 11 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
  • 09 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne Heartattack & Vine
  • 07 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cumberland Arms
  • 05 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne The Tyne Bar
  • 05 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne Morden Tower
  • 03 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
  • 12 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne Morden Tower
  • 11 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne Morden Tower
  • 10 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 09 | 2012 London The Urban Bar
  • 09 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 07 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne The Northumberland Arms
  • 04 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne Distraction Records 10th Anniversary Festival

Discography Fret!

  • 2017 Through The Wound The Light Comes In Album | Cruel Nature
  • 2016 Killing Nico EP | Cruel Nature
  • 2015 Killing Susan EP | Cruel Nature
  • 2014 Attune / Cowboy Single | Cruel Nature

Media

  • Sound Attune
  • Sound DK
  • Media Killing Nico
  • Sound Cowboy
  • Media Punch
  • Sound Loop
  • Sound Tired
  • Sound Jim
  • Video Fret! - Killing Susan
  • Video Fret @ Birthdays 16/03/17
  • Video New River Studios London 09...
  • Video Fret! - Live at Distraction...

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Origin

  • Newcastle upon Tyne GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Steve Strode twang
  • Cath Tyler thrum / la
  • Rob Woodcock flails