Martin Frawley was principal member of Australia’s Twerps (RIP), Frawley recently struck out on his own to record an album with Stewart Bronaugh (Angel Olsen, Lionlimb). The full-length is due out on February 22nd via Merge Records. Today, he has shared the video for album track “Chain Reaction.” Frawley, returns to North America on February 23rd, for a show at Union Pool in Brooklyn, MY.
Martin Frawley documents his attempts to turn over a new leaf throughout the lyrics of his solo debut album Undone at 31, out February 22 on Merge Records. To reinforce this new path forward and move away from the familiar, the Twerps co-founder employed fresh, imaginative approaches in the recording studio as well. “We spent three weeks in John Lee’s Phaedra Studios in Melbourne’s Coburg neighborhood,” Frawley explains. “First week tracking, second week experimenting, third week mixing.”
That experimentation included a subtractive process of layering three drum takes as the foundation for the Jacques Dutronc-vibing “Chain Reaction” before pulling out pieces like a Jenga tower to arrive at the final result. Hear it for yourself today, accompanied by a playful music video shot in Brooklyn last year that features Frawley singing the infectious crybaby chorus.
Martin Frawley on tour:
Feb 23 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Mar 01 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
Mar 30 Bambra, AU – By The Meadow