Fred and Bob
Dublin, County Dublin
Contrary to what the name may suggest, Fred and Bob is actually a Dublin based, four-piece alternative band consisting of three girls and one boy. The hard working band has played numerous venues and festivals around Dublin and Ireland including typically energetic performances at Electric Picnic 2011 and the inaugural Camden Crawl Dublin 2012.
Since 2009 Fred and Bob have consistently received strong radio support. The debut single Hex You received airplay on BBC 6 Music, 2FM, Phantom FM and Today FM. The follow up On a Good Day... EP led to a commendation from Jim Carroll (Irish Times), further airplay from Rory McConnell (BBC Radio 1) and a studio session for Dan Hegarty (2FM).
The bands next single, Caramel Back, cemented their position on national radio with widespread airplay on 2FM, Today FM and Phantom FM in Ireland. Growing international interest was also evident with airplay in the UK, Netherlands and the US.
Fred and Bob released their second EP, Anti-Gravity Love, in June 2012.
Some people say the nicest things:
Dan Hegarty (2FM):
“Dublin's Fred & Bob are not a duo just in case you're wondering. They do however have a habit of writing the kind of songs that The Breeders, Sleater Kinney and Veruca Salt would have given their eye teeth for during the 90s! It's not all retrospective though, these guys and girls have an energy that is so infectious.”
"Infectious and punchy in all the right places, the four short tracks hint at great things to come for the band over a full-length studio release."
Across the Line (BBC Radio Ulster):
"Seemingly on the road to carving out their own punchy brand of mildly anthemic, instantly memorable rock."
"Another short, sharp and snappy example of their 90s influenced alternative rock"
Chew Your Own Fat Blog:
“If you love The Pixies, and that whole alternative vibe, then the only excuse you have for not owning this EP is that you’re mentally challenged. I would turn tricks to fund an Albini recorded album by this band."
"Imagine a slightly roughed-up Jades mashed with a nastier Blondie and you're getting close. In Emma Greenhalgh they have a fearsome vocalist..."
Jim Carroll – The Ticket (Irish Times):
"making fuzzy, punky, energetic pop with loads of likeable throwback '90s indie edges. New EP 'On a good day...' will make you twist and shout!"
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Fred and Bob downloads are available from Bandcamp (click our Official Site link!) with limited edition CDs in selected record stores.