Freya Beer has released her long-awaited debut album: ‘Beast’, via her own Sisterhood label.

A record of primal power and animalistic instinct, ‘Beast’ is an arch art-rock debut for our times. Calculated in its vision and complex in its articulation, it’s a cat-and-mouse chase through a labyrinth of literature, legend and loudness that lurks in the least-likely of places.

Expressing her joy at releasing her first collection of songs, Freya Beer says:
“It feels really exciting that I’ve released my debut album. I would never have been able to achieve the album without the incredibly talented people I met and worked with along the way. At my upcoming live shows, you can expect everything you hear on the album because my band is bigger now.”

Recorded between studios in Manchester and London, ‘Beast’ features longstanding drummer Owain Hanford on percussion, Arnoldas Daunys on bass, and lead guitars from Peter Hobbs (The Boy Least Likely To), who also produced the album. Additional contributions come from Dave Fidler and Andy Hargreaves.

The album artwork was photographed by Paul Johnson (Say Goodnight Films), accompanied by Jupiter – the Sphinx cat.

Amongst the album’s 11 engrossing tracks are the rave-received singles “Siren”, “Calm Before The Storm”,  “Dear Sweet Rosie” and title-track: “Beast”, the latter of which is accompanied with a tense short-video by directed by Paul Gallagher

Freya Beer has earned a reputation for music that mixes poetic lyrics inspired by Charles Bukowski or Anne Sexton, with the distinctive gothic stylings of Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, or David Lynch. Highly literate in her reference points both musical and written, they shine no greater than on the obsidian sheen of her bewitching debut album: ‘Beast’.

Speaking about writing ‘Beast’, Freya says:
“ With most of my songs I always tend to take inspiration lyrically from film story plots that I’ve interpreted into my own personal experiences.” she says. “The songs of “Beast” all have elements of empowerment with a gothic undertone. The album takes you on a journey, right from the opening title track (“Beast”) that follows through a euphoric dream of a devilish figure to the closing track of “Put it to the Test”.”

A record of primal power and animalistic instinct, ‘Beast’ is an arch art-rock debut for our times. Calculated in its vision and complex in its articulation, it’s a cat-and-mouse chase through a labyrinth of literature, legend and loudness that lurks in the least-likely of places.

An album to devour and savour, over and again, ‘Beast’ by Freya Beer  is yours to own now… 

Swiftly following the album’s release, Freya will be embarking on a major UK tour throughout November and December 2021. Full dates and details as follows: 

With ‘Beast’ now out in the world, Freya has a Major UK tour with her band, planned for November and December this year. Full dates and details as follows: 

FREYA BEER – LIVE DATES
Wednesday 10th November – The Lanes, Bristol
Friday 12th November – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Saturday 13th November – Jimmy’s, Liverpool
Tuesday 16th November – Paper Dress Vintage, London
Saturday 20th November – Headrow House, Leeds
Sunday 21st November – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Tuesday 23rd November – Bobiks, Newcastle
Wednesday 24th November – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Thursday 25th November – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Saturday 27th November – Old School House, Barnsley
Thursday 2nd December – Music Hall, Ramsgate
Friday 3rd December – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Sunday 5th December – The 1865, Southampton

Tickets on sale now at  www.freyabeer.com

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