Split LP on Antipodean Label Kasumuen Records Releases
A Roaring and Soaring Music Work!
Limited Edition Album Featuring Established British Rockers
The Bevis Frond Band
Up and Coming Thrilling Australian
Instrumental Rock Duo
“THE BEVIS FROND/Fraudband – Limited edition split LP”, takes your ear rock capsules to pressing noise rock harbors that unleash rip-roaring music swigs of garage rock spectacular, prog/experimental rock goodness and wildly robust psychedelic music spirit. This rocking LP masterpiece was recently released on the 29th of July from Australian independent label Kasumuen Records. The participants are sizzling Aussie atmospheric rock duo on the rise, Fraudband and 25 years plus influential British prog/psych rockers The Bevis Frond piloted by the remarkable Nick Solomon.
The 6-song album is an absolutely bursting and glittering instrumental noise rock truth that brilliantly captivates and gravitates your rock music thirsts ‘through and through’. It is a must get for the atmospheric rock purist, phenomenal LP.
THE BEVIS FROND/Fraudband – Limited edition split Lp
FORKSTER gives the ‘top rock respects’ on these 6 ace music tracks:
(Tracks #1-#5 = by Fraudband)
(Track #6 = by The Bevis Frond)
TRACK #1 “You Confuse Me” = A ferociously intense instrumental rock force extravaganza, absolutely no confusion for me like the title defines, absolutely wicked track.
THE MUSIC EFFORTS: This ‘most definitely’ focuses around an off-beat rhythm brilliance that is wildly exciting with a ‘no doubt about it’ stick man fantastic drumming ability alongside a ‘swarming and warming’ riff radar fuzz rock presence that is second to none!
TRACK #2 “Little Joys” = A ‘slamming & jamming’ tune that brings out beaming rock voltages of indie rock thunder, garage rock jolt and psych rock brilliance. This was a rocking and delightful music ride.
THE MUSIC EFFORTS: Exceptionally haunting rhythm wallops and exhilarating riff crush, overall music gelling here was an invigorating listen!
TRACK #3 “Getting Up” = An in your ear music face ‘romping and stomping’ rock mania. This one particularly for me gets better and better on every listen, spectacular classic rock buzz.
THE MUSIC EFFORTS: ‘Swirling and twirling’ guitar wizardry alongside ‘trouncing and pouncing’ sensational rhythm sparks!
TRACK #4 “On A Rant” = Another galloping rock charge of gleaming garage rock charm and psychedelic satisfying music skies.
THE MUSIC EFFORTS: Stimulating rhythm outstandings that bolt out a riveting and steady music roll along with ‘snarling and growling’ riff zooming thunders!
TRACK #5 “Losing It” = This is an instrumental buzzing rock tune that brings a volcanic noise rock strength with stellar genre movements rushes of indie rock shimmer, garage rock crunch psychedelic rock music whirling massiveness, incredible whole groove.
THE MUSIC EFFORTS: “Crashing and bashing” huge drumming rides along with monstrous guitar intensity and strut, magnificent groove entirely!
TRACK #6 “Vertigo Eyes” = A ‘flighting and delighting’ dynamic 21 minute rock and roll noise rock voyage that executes music chills throughout with genre skies of blues rock charm, classic rock bounce and psychedelic rock shift.
THE MUSIC EFFORTS: Poetic narratives and colourful vocal tones, sparkling and magical riff stardoms, ‘booming and zooming’ low-end thrills about a ‘tinging and ringing’ beat rhythm vibe, tremendous musicianship togetherness!
~Fraudband/The Bevis Frond~ 29th of July LP release “Split LP” can be purchased at the following online locations:
~Fraudband~ Musician Breakdowns for “The Bevis Frond/Fraudband – Limited edition split Lp”:
Drums – A ‘smashing & crashing’ phenomenal stick rhythm ability, absolute rhythm machine beast, ace drum vibe!
Guitar – ‘Lighting and flighting’ riff ignitions that brightly shine with enormous fuzz rock charm, vivid guitar soars!
~The Bevis Frond Band~ Musician Breakdowns for “The Bevis Frond/Fraudband – Limited edition split Lp”:
Bass – “Thumping and pumping” low-end maestro superbs, phenomenal music boom works!
Drums – “Slamming and jamming” beat struts, top rhythm backbone, truly had it grooving strong!
Guitar – “Beaming & gleaming” psychedelic/classic rock riff rocketing voltages, huge music ability here!
Vocals – “Glowing and flowing” poetic vocal tones, bringing out a radiant 60’s/70’s classic rock ace charm!
Video BELOW for Track #5 “Losing It” by Fraudband off of Kasumuen Records
2016 Fraudband/The Bevis Frond split LP
Don Rogers – Drums
RT Kay – Guitar
From: Melbourne, Australia
Genres: Instrumental Noise Rock Excellence
General artist event enquiries/bookings: [email protected]
Specific artist inquiries/bookings: Fraudband = [email protected]
To personally contact Fraudband, email them at: [email protected]
‘The Bevis Frond’ are:
Adrian Shaw – Bassist (previously of Hawkwind)
Dave Read – Drums (previously of Hawkwind)
Nick Saloman – Guitarist/Main Songwriter/Vocals (Founder)
Paul Simmons – Guitarist
From: London, England, UK
Genres: Garage Rock/Neo-psych/Noise Rock/Progressive Rock
Fraudband ‘Past & Present Music Works’:
Fraudband/The Bevis Frond split LP = http://www.kasumuen.com.au/uncategorized/the-bevis-frondfraudband-limited-edition-split-lp/
10″ Vinyl + Cd version – each on with individually hand painted covers – vinyl sold out (April 2015)
Double EP/Full-length Cd – re-recording of (sold out) first two Eps (for debut European tour – September 2015)
‘First Songs’ Cassette + Cd version – each one in individually hand cut and hand painted covers – cassette sold out (July 2014)
The Bevis Frond ‘Past & Present Music Works’:
Albums = http://members.chello.nl/cvanderlely/bfrond/disco/disco.htm
Singles/EPs = http://members.chello.nl/cvanderlely/bfrond/disco/singles/singles.htm
Fraudband are a duo of Don Rogers (drums) and RT Kay (guitar) established in 2013 out of Melbourne, Australia. They are becoming well recognized for playing a style of instrumental rock noted for its’ driving so-called ‘raga-rock’ hypnotic rhythms, an original take on psych/garage-rock. In their short tenure they have put out 4 critically lauded releases: 2014 (July) – ‘First Songs’ Cassette + Cd version – each one in individually hand cut and hand painted covers – cassette sold out; 2015 (April) – 10″ vinyl + Cd version – each with individually hand painted covers – vinyl sold out; 2015 (Sept) – double Ep/full length Cd – a re-recording of (sold out) first two EPs (done for the then pending debut European tour), and the current, 2016 (July) – The Bevis Frond split Lp.
They have played live extensively with many tours of their antipodean homeland playing with the likes of Kim Salmon, Harry Howard as well as many up and coming bands. September/October 2015 saw them complete a successful 17 date debut tour of Europe, with gig stops in France, Germany, UK and Spain. In April 2016, they nailed a 7 shows in 8 days Japanese tour to several full houses. Playing live this band brings a refreshing freedom that teeters on the edge of oblivion. Each show is a message in a bottle from where it is that they are in the world and their response to it at that precise moment in time.
They are a band ever evolving in how they deliver their repertoire with a diversity that is unified by their deceivingly simplistic set up. It is the freedom to change their performance in each live experience that is Fraudband’s constant. As they put it in a recent interview: “Non-verbal instrumental music communication is a real buzz in a duo, you wait for each other, you go with each other, you pick the moment or you follow it, it’s great!”
THE BEVIS FROND
If there is any artist who could be considered as having followed a tangential path from Hendrix to Big Star to Spacemen 3, that would be The Bevis Frond…and that’s not hyperbole, the evidence is to be found in countless albums over 30 years of thrilling musical innovation that few have matched. Filtered through The Groundhogs, The Who, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart and Kevin Ayers, this is an iconoclastic collision of distinctly British psychedelia, space-rock, grunge, slow-burning soulful laments, even grizzled folk and more than occasional moments of sublime pop genius. Yet, he remains the best kept secret in Rock ‘n’ Roll – isn’t it about time you discovered one of England’s finest songwriters and insightful lyricists.
The Bevis Frond is guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire Nick Saloman who’s prolific output has seen him hailed as “a Hendrix devotee ever bit as tough and contemporary as the serrated guitar chorales of Sonic Youth and Pixies” by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke and become a cult figure in his own right.
A labour of love and fiercely independent with an uncompromising vision under his own label Woronzow, Saloman is also ex-co-publisher of respected ‘Ptolemaic Terrascope’ psych magazine and owner of Sussex-based second-hand record shop. Revered by his contemporaries he has remained firmly on the periphery whilst being hugely influential.
Saloman has released no less than twenty-two albums under The Bevis Frond name with many collaborations and releases under various pseudonyms. Sounding as bracing today as he did then, he constantly writes with his musical journey beginning as The Bevis Frond Museum and later The Von Trap Family.
Following a motorbike accident that almost left him unable to play, he revived The Bevis Frond name using his compensation to set up a basic home recording studio. Armed with a four-track portastudio he began recording his completely self-made stunning debut ‘Miasma’.
Playing and writing everything on ‘Miasma’ the record was released through his label. Following a call from Margate’s Funhouse Records who specialised in psychedelia they requested the album. A few weeks later requested more copies, completely taken back and now completely sold-out, he repressed. The next year tripped out ‘Inner Marshland’ (1987) followed with the anglophile’s dreamscape of “Termination Station Grey” and epic psych-blues-rock rave up of “I’ve Got Eyes in the Back of My Head”.
Not expecting things to take off, Saloman began to dig out music he had written over the years and a wave of material was released including ‘Triptych’, ‘Bevis Through The Looking Glass’ and ‘Acid Jam’.
Seventh album was double LP ‘New River Head’ (1991) featured David Tibet and Barry Dransfield. Even stronger records ensued and the 90s brought ‘It Just Is’, ‘Superseeder’ and ‘Son of Walter’.
In 2015 his twenty second record ‘Example 22’ was released to critical acclaim, produced by Nick Saloman and Dave Palmer it features Paul Simmons (guitar), Bari Watts (guitar), Dave Pearce (drums, vocals) and Nick.
The Bevis Frond have ultimately become the UK’s leading underground psychedelic rock band with supporters such as comedian Stewart Lee requesting them for his self-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties. Live, the line-up today includes: Paul Simmons (guitar), Adrian Shaw (bass, vocals), Dave Pearce (drums) and Nick Saloman (vocals, guitar and sitar).
The Bevis Frond catalogue will be reissued on Fire Records from April 2016 ahead of the 30th Anniversary next year.
Written by: Timothy John Forker
Music Promotions CEO/Director at: FORKSTER