They began gigging at inner Melbourne and regional Victorian venues including some small festivals.
They developed a sense of their own sound and committed some of this to tape at a community radio studio. In mid-2014, following some compilation appearances, Fraudband released these recordings as their debut, ‘First Songs’ on Kasumuen Records.
Issued on both Cd and cassette, each copy of this release comes in hand cut and individually painted covers, making each copy unique - emphasising the bands tactile and diy approach to music making!
First Songs received some high praise….
“There is something about the all-pervading disparateness of this music that for me makes it so exceptional” (The Sound Barrier)
“A balletic kineticism at work here that underpins it all” (Sonic Masala)
….as well as airplay on Triple R, PBS FM and 3CR radio shows.
A debut video has been produced by renowned UK video artist, Paul Rodgers for the track ‘(I’ve got an) Eastern Block’, from First Songs. This video has featured on the noted tastemaker M+N site as well as on the European ‘Psychgazer’ compilation #46.
About this track...
|Number Of People In Act||2 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||http://www.kasumuen.com.au/releases/first-songs/|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Fraudband|
|Media Servicing Date||2014-10-01|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/Fraudband|
|Online Store Page 1||http://www.kasumuen.com.au/releases/first-songs/|
|Tour Start Month||2014-08-30|
|Content Provider||Amrap Unsigned|