New Brunswick’s Frig Dancer released their debut full-length album, Hot Garbage on May 17, 2019. We caught up with the band for our newest segment of Five Questions With, check that out below and be sure to give the album a listen.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We’re Frig Dancer, a 2 piece punk rock band from the east coast of Canada.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our other band (Anthesis) is pretty heavy and fairly technical, so when we started another band with just the two of us we wanted it to be way different. We wanted it to be fast, dirty and catchy which I think we did a decent job at accomplishing. The writing process is pretty laid back and collaborative. Typically Scott will have a few riffs kicking around and we’ll jam on them a bit. Sometimes those riffs become one song, sometimes they all become their own thing. We really trim the excess fat from our songs. We keep them straight to the point with no filler. Everything has its purpose. We tend to write all of the music, record it at Scott’s home studio, and then put off writing lyrics for eternity because we both find writing lyrics to be kind of frustrating, although we both enjoy doing it.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We were idiots and booked a bunch of shows the month before “Hot Garbage” came out. We’ve only played 1 show since it’s release, but we have a show coming up at “No Funswick Fest 5” in Moncton, New Brunswick, which is July 12, 13 & 14.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
That’s tough because I’m really happy with how the album came out. I’d say Dirtbag Cat. Or Dry Throbber. That’s two, but who cares? That’s punk rock, isn’t it? I don’t know, I’m over 30 and this is my first punk band, I’m still learning.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Hard Charger are local buds and just put out a killer new album “Vol. 4: Take the Guff and Suffer” which you should buy. Some other great Canucks are Tomb Mold, The Great Sabatini, Greber, PUP, Wake, and July Talk. That’s a good spread.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.