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What is your name and role within the band?

My name is Bria, I sing and play guitar.

How did you start?

Started playing music as a kid cause I liked to sing and I thought it was cool to be a musician.

Where are you based?


Please give an example of your music writing process?

We all write the songs together. we develop them at rehearsals usually. sometimes someone will come in with a specific guitar or bass line and we will work off of that. at the moment, we are working on a new song we wrote on tour. we would open the night with this improvised piece and before each show talk about it more and see where it went from there.

What are you working on right now?

New songs for tour.

What is your gear setup?

2x guitar, bass, drums.

What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?

Music usually takes up most of our time, otherwise we are hermits.

How would you describe your music genre?

I don’t know. I hate this question. Some call us swamp rock, others say post punk. and people love to compare me to every cliche female front woman so take from all that what you will.

Do you know any music theory?


What are your plans for the future?


How did you get into music?

I have been singing since I was very small. I wanted to play punk music cause I was a hormonal 12 year old and thought Brody Dalle was the coolest thing ever.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Crack Cloud and Institute.

Who are your top 5 influences and icons?

Mary Margaret O’Hara, Iggy Pop, Jenny Hval, Nick Cave, Annie-Claude of Duchess Says.

When are you playing next?

We go on tour again in a week and a half! Winnipeg is the first stop on June 19. (tour dates available here:

FRIGS – Biography – 2017

FRIGS is a Toronto-based band that pairs the raw, emotional grunge of PJ Harvey with the immersive, psychedelic post-punk of early Sonic Youth. With each member bringing a unique set of influences, FRIGS creates a sound that is hard to pin down and an impression that’s unshakable.

Led by the force of Bria’s vocals, the band has earned a reputation for putting on an hypnotic and visceral live performance. Embracing the mercurial and experimental, their shows are built upon instinct; a vocal growl can unexpectedly give way to a hushed whisper; languid drones boil over into guttural and searing tones.

Maintaining the communal, do-it-yourself spirit of their forbearers, the band bought recording equipment and turned their Toronto apartment into a studio where they wrote, engineered, and mixed their 2016 Slush EP and two-sided single Chest / Trashyard.

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