Idle Frets

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Idle Frets - Indie Indiepop Live Act in Liverpool

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Formed by two cousins and a school friend nearly a decade ago, it wasn’t until fourth member, David, joined that the band began to seriously make waves across their local live circuit. And, as graduates of the prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), the band look set to emulate the success of previous alumni such as Circa Waves, The Staves, The Wombats and Dan Croll.

Starting with a handful of small shows while still crafting their sound, the band have since established themselves as ones-to-catch at festival tents and various venues, and have gone on to play with the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen and The 1975 as well as receiving early support from BBC Merseyside.

The Chester natives are now gearing up to release new music including latest single ‘Talk About You’, a deliciously urgent slice of indie-rock - playing out like a one-way conversation to a former love, set against crashing guitars and a thumping bass. Frontman Ben Davies’ candid lyricism, soaring choruses and relatable delivery set the four-piece apart from the current crop of indie bands.

On the track he says: “It’s about going through the motions with a love interest. Being completely into that person when they're not that into you, so they play you for a bit, flirting with other people. After a while that person plays around too much and finds that they no longer have anyone around them that's interested in them anymore. I guess it's a transition from being the desirable one to the one nobody wants.”

Formed by two cousins and a school friend nearly a decade ago, it wasn’t until fourth member, David, joined that the band began to seriously make waves across their local live circuit. And, as graduates of the prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), the band look set to emulate the success of previous alumni such as Circa Waves, The Staves, The Wombats and Dan Croll.

Starting with a handful of small shows while still crafting their sound, the band have since established themselves as ones-to-catch at festival tents and various venues, and have gone on to play with the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen and The ...

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Idle Frets on Tour

  • 04 | 05 | 2018 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City

Past Gigs Idle Frets

  • 03 | 2018 Met Lounge, Peterborough
  • 11 | 2017 Camden Assembly, London Talk About You UK Tour
  • 11 | 2017 Also Known As, Banbury Talk About You UK Tour
  • 11 | 2017 Sanctuary, Basingstoke Talk About You UK Tour
  • 11 | 2017 Flapper, Birmingham Talk About You UK Tour
  • 11 | 2017 Joiners, Southampton Talk About You UK Tour
  • 10 | 2017 Telford's Warehouse, Chester Talk About You UK Tour
  • 10 | 2017 O2 Academy, Liverpool w/ The Pigeon Detectives
  • 10 | 2017 Cafe Totem, Sheffield Talk About You UK Tour
  • 10 | 2017 Lending Room, Leeds Talk About You UK Tour
  • 10 | 2017 Mothers Ruin, Bristol Talk About You UK Tour
  • 09 | 2017 Sofar Sounds, London Sofar Sounds London
  • 09 | 2017 The Edge, Luton Talk About You UK Tour
  • 09 | 2017 Sitwell Tavern Talk About You UK Tour
  • 08 | 2017 Gopsall 110 Above Festival
  • 08 | 2017 The Crowndale, London
  • 07 | 2017 Ledbury El Dorado Festival
  • 07 | 2017 Sheffield Tramlines Festival
  • 06 | 2017 The Garage, London Spring UK Tour
  • 06 | 2017 Chester Summerjam Festival
  • 05 | 2017 Prince Albert, Brighton Spring UK Tour
  • 05 | 2017 Joiners, Southampton w/ Marsicans
  • 05 | 2017 Gwdihw Bar, Cardiff Spring UK Tour
  • 05 | 2017 Fac251, Manchester Spring UK Tour
  • 05 | 2017 The Victoria, Birmingham Spring UK Tour
  • 05 | 2017 Esquires, Bedford w/ Courts
  • 05 | 2017 Arts Club, Liverpool Spring UK Tour
  • 05 | 2017 The Horn, St Albans Spring UK Tour
  • 05 | 2017 Rocking Chair, Sheffield Spring UK Tour
  • 04 | 2017 Lending Room, Leeds Spring UK Tour
  • 04 | 2017 Sound Control, Manchester w/ Kovic
  • 03 | 2017 Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham w/ Club Drive
  • 03 | 2017 Sound Control, Manchester w/ Club Drive
  • 02 | 2017 Sofar Sounds Sofar Sounds Liverpool
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City Festival

Media

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Fan Radar

4,287 Fans
6,674 Plays
3,693 Follower

Origin

  • Liverpool GB

Members

  • Ben Davies Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Erin Gibson Drums, Backing Vocals
  • Luke Lewis Bass, Backing Vocals
  • David Hennessy Lead Guitar