A blinking awakening from the lockdown: “Frederik” gives us dream-pop sounds between anthemic euphoria and a feeling of profound melancholy, an oscillation between ecstasy and fatigue with emotional lyrics that reveal their complexity at second, blinking glance: With the first concert in Zurich, the Bernese project presents their debut LP “Portraits” at Neumarkt.
Frederik is, contrary to the name, not a solo project but the congenial interaction of founder & singer Rolf Laureijs, with drummer Laurin Huber, guitarist Christoph Barmettler, Marie Popall on bass and Caroline Schöbi on synthesizers. Following their experimental, wave-inspired pop EP “Tears (you know)”, the formation takes a step further into previously untrodden territory with their LP “Portraits” — not a snapshot, but a series of vivid and multi-layered images painted with careful strokes. Curious? Listen in at: www.frederikfrederik.com.