After a short time away MIMR is back bringing you the best in new music from Manchester and beyond, this next band are one of my favourite finds in our time away. Freeda are a indie-rock 5 piece from Mossley and they are reasy to unleash their sound on the masses this year.
MIMR spoke to the band ahead of their busy plans and to give a lowdown on Freeda.
MIMR: How did the band start up and was it clear from the beginning what musical direction you would take?
Freeda: We’ve all been in different bands for the past few years. AJ, Barton Cam and Cal were in a band in school and we met Sean in college. After a few line-up changes we finally decided to settle last year as Freeda.
We started out playing a lot more blues-influenced stuff but our sound has slowly evolved into something more modern.
MIMR: Tell us about your recently released debut single, are you glad to have it out there for the world to see?
Freeda: Definitely! Working with Sugar House was a really cool experience. Having an outside opinion helped shape the song and take it to a new level.
Lyrically, it’s about hiding behind a facade which we’re all guilty of sometimes. As a first single, we wanted to release an instant-hitter – something that will get people on their feet.
MIMR: Whats the rest of 2018 hold for the band?
Freeda: We’ve got Cotton Clouds later in the year and a headline slot at Soup Kitchen on 9th June.
We’ve recently been back in the studio with Sugar House recording our second single, ‘Go Home’ which will be out on 31st May.
We’re continuing to write new material and record demos ahead of our next recording session in August.
MIMR: What’s your favourite music venue in Manchester?
Freeda: In terms of venues we’ve played at, we really like Academy 3 and Band on The Wall for the sound and set-up. It’s always mint to play on the same stage that you’ve seen some of your favourite bands on.
We’re also really looking forward to playing Soup Kitchen. It’s probably one of the best venues around for up and coming bands.
We love Apollo and The Ritz and they’re both certainly venues we aim to play at in the future.
MIMR: Thanks for chatting with MIMR, how can people follow you on social media?
Freeda: Our handle is @freedaband and you can find our socials on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We recently launched our Music Glue at www.musicglue.com/freedaband
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