Frayle - 1692 (Gold Vinyl)
Frayle makes music for the night sky. The group was formed in 2017 by guitarist Sean Bilovecky (formerly of now-defunct Man's Ruin recording artists Disengage) and vocalist Gwyn Strang, a singer with an alluring voice and an equally compelling flair for imagery. Frayle’s “lullabies over chaos” approach to songwriting allows the group the freedom to explore what is possible with heavy music; its gorgeously ominous sound a result of complex layering and tone stacking while simultaneously overseeing the perfectly delicate balance between heaving, heavy riffs and haunting vocal melodies. Gwyn's lyrics tell stories of heartbreak, anger, hypocrisy and resolution, asking the audience for empathy, and in turn inspiring vulnerability. Her angelic, siren-like voice brings to mind Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser or Portishead's Beth Gibbons.
ALBUM: '1692', as the title of our album, references those who have been singled out and persecuted for their beliefs," says Strang. "We strive to create a safe haven. A place to be vulnerable amongst the chaos.”