EP review: FROST* – Others

FROST* - Others

Inside Out [Release date 05.06.20]

Frost* mastermind Jem Godfrey, along with Nathan King  (Level 42) and John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Kino), are back with a new EP ‘Others’ and a new album, ’13 Winters’, is set to follow in the autumn. Their last album was 2016’s ‘Falling Satellites’ and the six tracks on this EP were originally destined to be part of that album (the album was originally planned as a double).

‘Exhibit A’ starts off like the Prodigy before exploding into a riot of keys, chanting vocals and more of those mesmerising drum beats. Oh and just when you thought you had the handle on the song, in comes a spaced out guitar solo, impressive and then some. A cautionary tale of wishing for fame and what you can get.

‘Eat’ features samples, snatches of voices – again the keys are in the fore to the mix. Like Trevor Horn on acid! Music like this was what headphones were made for.

‘Fathers’ certainly sounds like something of ‘Falling Satellites’. A hook filled chorus driven along by synths and drums (Andy Edwards and Craig Blundell provided these on this EP, although Blundell has since left the band and they have yet to announce a replacement).

‘Drown’ allows the listener to drift off in a sea of gentle keys and vocals, very different in feel to the rest of the songs on ‘Others’.

Be interesting to see what direction the new album goes in as these songs were from over four years ago.

Certainly not leftovers, more a tasty musical starter ahead of the main course, the new album ’13 Winters, due later this year. Frost* continue to create enjoyable and memorable music, refusing to stick to any genre, being a little bit prog, electronica, pop, rock – all sounding wonderful mixed together and given a touch of Frost* ****1/2

Review by Jason Ritchie


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk Sunday 24 January, 16:00 EST, 21:00 GMT

More about Josh: http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/?s=%22Josh+Taerk%22

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 20 December 2020 and announces the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 20 December 2020 and includes Pete’s best of the year selections

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page.

Featured Albums w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Our Glass House (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 SERGEANT STEEL Truck Tales (Boyz Tyme Records)
14:00-16:00 DAN REED Liftoff (Zero Entertainment)

Power Plays w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)

BLACK SPIDERS – Good Times (Dark Riders Records/Cargo Records)
GRAVITY MACHINE Standing Stones (Zyse Records)
EMPIIRES Love Or Hate (TLG Entertainment/INgrooves)
RAY FENWICK Tam Tam (Singsong Music)
DEAD REYNOLDS Voices (The Fort)
LAYLA ZOE Don’t Wanna Help Anyone (indie)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
This entry was posted in All Posts, Single and EP reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply