The second single to be taken from the British artist’s new album “Tread” bears all the hallmarks of a future Ross From Friends classic: brilliantly refracting and subverting big room euphoria and remodelling it in his singular production style. The result is a sleek but funky four-to-the-floor bullet that is already a fan favourite judging by the reactions from recent live sets at UK festivals Green Man, Lost Village and Field Day.
An artist who demonstrates an ever-increasing mastery of his craft, new album “Tread” is a record that is beautifully textured and melodic but also eminently danceable. He also cleverly balances nostalgia but keeps moving forwards, creating something brilliantly modern, with nods to sounds and styles that are not so much reflected but re-contextualised through Clary Weatherall’s lens.
“Tread” follows Ross From Friends’ highly acclaimed 2018 debut album ‘Family Portrait’—named one of the best of the year by Crack Magazine, Mixmag, NME and AV Club with further support from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Observer, The Wire, Resident Advisor and many more—and subsequent ‘Epiphany’ single on Brainfeeder, both of which were dedicated to and inspired in part by his parents and sister respectively.
A cornerstone of Ross From Friends music has always been the blistering 3-man live show—comprising Felix, Jed Hampson & John Dunk—that delivers a killer blend of live musicianship (guitar, keys and sax) and electronics and has graced stages at the likes of Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera and Sonar to name a few. Tickets are on sale now for a headline tour in the UK & Europe in 2022, with the London leg at Electric Brixton on the brink of selling out. 2022 US tour dates are coming soon.
“Tread” is out 22nd October on Brainfeeder. Stream / Download “Tread” here