Friendo is not typically known for their conventional ways and generic sound. Instead, this band enjoys pushing the envelope and seeking out new ways to expand their musical horizons. With their recent release, entitled Cold Toads, band members Michael, Nicole and Henry decided to swap instruments allowing them to embark on new creative territory.
Heavily influenced by the sounds of ‘90s experimental rock, ‘70s punk and ‘60s pop, Friendo has recorded a unique masterpiece within the confines of their home and has self-released the album in a retro and smart format, the cassette tape. The album has now been picked up by the St Ives label which is run by Secretly Canadian and the band is releasing 200 limited edition, hand crafted vinyl albums to run alongside the digital iTunes release in addition to the previously released cassette tape format.
Friendo just made their way through the UK and Europe on a two week tour playing with bands like BRAIDS and Future Islands. For more information about Cold Toad and Friendo, visit the band’s site here.