Nottingham quartet Frontiers have been causing something of a stir lately, and with the sound that Jacob Austin, Jonnie Barnett, Charlie Burley and Alex Noble create, it is easy to see why. These four brandish tunes reminiscent of Joy Division and Interpol’s best bits – rock but with a twist. Tracks like Alibi and Sound Of Confusion will leave you agreeing with voices of praise from key music critics from The Fly, Drowned In Sound and CMU, who have branded Frontiers as “Britain’s next big rock band’”. The band cite Radiohead, Bloc Party and Muse as some of their key influences, and traits of each band are clearly evident in Frontiers’ distinctive sound.
The Nottingham boys also boast some serious gigging credentials. They have performed at Reading and Leeds, the Camden Crawl, the Great Escape and Dot To Dot festivals to name but a few. And not ones to rest on their laurels, Frontiers have also played support for We Are Scientists and were handpicked by Jane’s Addiction to open their sold out show at Koko in Camden recently.
To catch one of Frontiers’ formidable live performances, make your way to Bristol on the 27th October and watch the boys tear up Thekla. Failing that, you can see the Nottingham four totally free at The Wheelbarrow, Camden, supporting The Chapman Family on the 2nd November. You can also download a track of theirs for free from their website.