FRENSHIP  -                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good Morning, Goodbye Tour

The Crocodile Presents:

FRENSHIP - Good Morning, Goodbye Tour

Yoke Lore

Sun, May 6, 2018

7:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$17 Adv.

This event is all ages

FRENSHIP make wide-angle pop songs that are realized in the moment, shaped by diverse inspirations: the brash, bold innocence of 80s pop; the experimental streak of 90s hip-hop; and, not to mention, the songwriting chops of stadium-filling superstars. Their songs are painted in bold, bright colors, packed with harmonies and unshakeable hooks that connect with a global audience. FRENSHIP’s latest single “Wanted A Name (feat. Yoke Lore), released via Counter Records (part of the Ninja Tune family), follows the explosive interest which has greeted the music they have released so far.

FRENSHIP - James Sunderland and Brett Hite – released their debut track “Kids” in 2013, and in 2015 released “Knives” featuring Norweigan producer, Matoma. They were three years into their musical journey together when their 2016 breakout hit “Capsize” with Emily Warren proved to be a game-changing moment that skyrocketed FRENSHIP to new heights. The track has notched up over 600 million streams so far (adding to their 750+ million total streams), garnered multiple gold and platinum certifications around the world, and saw them picked as Spotify’s #2 Breakout Artist in 2016 and one of Shazam’s 2017 Emerging Artists. It received huge radio play, too, hitting #1 on Z100 NY and #2 on KIIS FM LA, and received press support in the US and internationally from Billboard, NYLON, V, Idolator, The Independent, Wonderland and more. This success spurred a whirlwind of tour dates across the US and Europe, including festival plays at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Life Is Beautiful as well as a support slot for Bastille performing to crowds of thousands on stages either side of the Atlantic. Following “Capsize,” FRENSHIP released a string of successful singles, including “1000 Nights” which they performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“We remember feeling like we finally made it,” shares Sunderland. “It felt damn good. We never could’ve predicted it taking off like it did. It’s a great feeling knowing it connected with so many people because that’s our goal: to share our music with as many people as possible. Most importantly, Capsize gave us hope again. It gave us the energy to push FRENSHIP forward into a lifetime career.”

Touring with Bastille in 2017 also marked an important evolution in FRENSHIP’s perspective. Playing their biggest venues yet where the crowds were showing their support all the way to the back row was pivotal for the band.

“It changed everything for us,” remarks Sunderland, explaining how, as bedroom producers and songwriters, it helped put in perspective who they were writing for, and helped show them what t
Yoke Lore
Yoke Lore
“A ‘yoke’ is something that holds things together. ‘Lore’ means a set of stories or a collection of ideas about an event, time, or culture,” explains Adrian Galvin, when asked about the meaning behind his musical moniker Yoke Lore. “I want to tell stories about how things are bound and held together. I think something’s value is in its relationship to everything else. Work in the joints; where things connect.” Brooklyn-based project Yoke Lore is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. Yoke Lore layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction.

Galvin grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. While pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered, even lending his own artwork as the cover of his 2016 debut EP, Far Shore. It received glowing reviews from Consequence of Sound, Pigeons & Planes, The Fader, NYLON, and more. Far Shore achieved over 4 million Spotify streams, 3 Hype Machine top ten singles, and songs from the EP were featured in MTV’s The Real World and Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet. Galvin ended 2016 on a fall tour with Elliot Moss and a winter run of dates supporting Handsome Ghost.

When he’s not writing and recording new music, Galvin can be found teaching yoga or performing with his modern dance company Boomerang in Brooklyn. The physicality of his dance background helps Galvin communicate his message and connect with an audience while performing on stage as Yoke Lore. The live show finds Galvin using his entire being to connect his words and movement in a physical performance of the songs.

After kicking off 2017 with shows playing alongside Shura, Wild Child, and Urban Cone (as well as at Savannah Stopover and SXSW), Yoke Lore spent most of his spring and summer on the road. He supported Overcoats in the US and then traveled overseas for The Great Escape and a UK tour with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. In June, he released his sophomore EP, Goodpain featuring the single of the same name that has since hit over 3 million Spotify streams. Yoke Lore played festivals all summer on the east and west coasts, leading up the the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in August. That same month, he recorded a cover of Savage Garden’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply” for Spotify Sessions that hit Spotify’s Top 10 Viral chart. In the fall, he toured with Overcoats again and then supported Aquilo to end the year. Yoke Lore began 2018 with his first headline tour, and he’ll be supporting FRENSHIP on tour through the spring.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121