This week we’re hopping over the channel, introducing you to Parisian, trio FRAUDS (not to be confused with Frauds, the Croydon punk duo!)
They recently released their single ‘Nobody’, which has received over 100,000 plays on Spotify. It’s a very catchy synthpop number (trust me, I’ve had it in my head for weeks!), with a Chvrches style synth progression surrounded by lighter, fluttering synths.
It really creates a dramatic and intense soundscape. Think Chvrches meets PVRIS’s new stuff, meets London Grammar, but with the eerier and mesmerising vocals of lead singer Anaïs. Honestly, if you haven’t heard it already you just need to listen to see what I mean.
“This song is about the feeling of being a fraud, an imposter in certain situations. Do you know that feeling?” The song captures the emotion of pretending to be someone else and feeling out of place. It is about taking a step from feeling like nobody to be somebody. A song I think we can all relate to.
As well as this track, the band have three other singles one EP titled Ellipse. Their first single was an atmospheric electronic driven cover of Foal’s Spanish Sahara, I might even go as far as to say I prefer it to the original!
They are among the 20 Spinnup artists who won a spot playing on the Spinnup stage at Le Printemps Dans La Ville festival this week in Bourges, alongside bands such as Mezzanine (who we introduced you to earlier this year). We can certainly see from their live videos that they’re definitely an exciting band to see live, and can’t wait to catch their set at the festival tomorrow.
Their bio on Facebook reads: “What if you were in a different reality?” and the emotions and atmosphere in their music captures the essence of being in a new reality, almost in an M83 sort of way – especially if you listen to their EP Ellipse. Even their photography and artwork, which is very modern art-esque, captures something different, unexpected.
With a growing social media audience and over 8,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Frauds are already gaining a following, and we’re sure they’re only going to get bigger!