Friko Debut “Crimson To Chrome”
Friko, have shared their new single/video, “Crimson To Chrome,” the track is now available via Fire Talk’s imprint Open Tab. The chicago trio, led by Niko Kapetan alongside drummer Bailey Minzenberger and bassist Luke Stamos. “Crimson To Chrome” features Kapetan’s vocals incendiary like a live wire: “I’m sitting here writing the same sad song // With the cogs on fire // Spinning on and on // Till I’m old and tired // Even then I’m on fire // We’re either too old, too bold or stupid to move I guess we’re // Caught on the wrong side of the shoe again.” The accompanying video, directed by Friko, Alice Avery, and Alejandro Quiles, collages together clips offering a scenes from their first headline tour.
The band will make their SXSW debut later this week, and then bring their cathartic live show north and west to cities not yet played in North America, including Vancouver, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and beyond.
The band elaborates: “‘Crimson To Chrome’ is one of those songs that feel like they’re at the heart of who we are as a band and the kind of music we try to make. We’re so grateful we could make a video with friends to reflect that and that everyone involved in making this song and video were just extensions of the Friko family.”
Friko’s self-released debut EP, Whenever Forever, earned collective support amongst the local music community, bolstered by their peers Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Free Range, and more. The trio’s music is complex and dynamic, flickering between explosive rock, chamber pop, and serene sonics. It becomes even more pronounced in their live performances.
Friko 2023 Tour Dates
Mon. March 13 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar ^
Wed. March 15 – Austin, TX @ the Mohawk (Sentric – Rough Trade Showcase SXSW)
Thu. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Las Perlas (Gorilla vs. Bear x Luminelle Showcase SXSW)
Thu. March 16 – Austin, TX @ South Austin Beer Garden (The Sun Radio Sessions SXSW)
Fri. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Swan Dive (Fire Talk Showcase SXSW)
Sat. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Tweedy’s Bar (New Now at SXSW)
Tue. March 21 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen #
Wed. March 22 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
Fri. March 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Commonwealth Room #
Sat. March 25 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival
Tue. March 28 – Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Lounge *
Wed. March 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
Thu. March 30 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
Fri. March 31 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Sun. April 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord *
Tue. April 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Thu. April 6 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Sat. April 8 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival – Trumpet Blossom Cafe
^= co-headline w/ Free Range
#= w/ Rayland & Liz Cooper
*w/ Bendigo Fletcher
Purchase Whenever Forever by Friko HERE
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