It is my pleasure to be sharing the soulful sounds of the Suffolk-based duo named Frett. Living not too far from my neck of the woods, Simon Lucas-Hughes and Elliott Buckle create electronic-infused indie music; producing, mixing and recording it all themselves.
Collaborating for the last year they have come far and are already making a name for themselves, receiving rave reviews for previous tracks “Milk” and “Tyro”, whilst also appearing at this years Latitude festival after being selected by BBC Introducing.
With a strong passion for all kinds of music, Frett draws inspiration from artists such as The Acid, Bonobo, Flume and Chet Baker (covering the track ‘Drop The Game’ in their live).
Their latest offering is a song called ‘Drop of Starch’ which, with its more stripped back approach, sees a shift in their approach to songwriting. It is a track that “was born out of red wine, late night scribblings and musical jottings of various riffs layered up on a loop pedal” explained Frett in a press release, who also describe how the sense of minimalism is something that they are becoming more interested in.
The start of this track was recorded almost exactly as it was written, beginning with just with synths, bringing in the guitar and bass gradually. It is a steady, laid-back song that envelops lush soundscapes with its dreamy, hypnotic feel. There is a lot to be said for the less-is-more dynamic and this is exactly what Frett are embracing, I’m liking less a lot!…
Check out their other songs on their Soundcloud page here
Purchase their music from here