Freya Beer

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“Her beguiling set of songs all underline the birth of a major talent flickering in the butterfly flame
and at the start of a long dark art adventure.” ......“Her personal goth glam noir could come from
a scene in a David Lynch movie” ...“A Pre-Raphaelite pop priestess operating in the glimmering
thrilling (Nick) Cave shadows of drama and song!” - John Robb Louder Than War, Reviewing
Freya Beer at Night and Day Manchester

“Sometimes her voice reaches the ethereality of Lana Del Rey, other times it’s deep and
commanding, resembling PJ Harvey.” - Sarah Taylor, Mancunion on the same show.
Hailed as 'a raw and thrilling new talent’, Freya Beer is a singer-songwriter from West London.
Inspired by art and literature, alternative fashion and music. Freya distills her disparate
influences through a gothic soul and devil-may-care spirit that dares to dream in the darkness.
Freya released her debut album ‘Beast’ in October 2021 to splendid reviews and great public

Freya sparked a wave of attention from the get-go with her self-released debut single ‘Bike Boy’
in 2018 and its immediate follow-up ‘Six Months’. They earned Freya a BBC Introducing Live
Lounge Session and a feature on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show, and so the roller
coaster began.

With the wind in her sails, Freya launched her own label Sisterhood Records in 2019 as a
vehicle to further her creativity. In February 2020 she released the single ‘Dear Sweet Rosie’,
recorded in Manchester with accompaniment from I Am Kloot’s Andy Hargreaves on sonic
drums. Drawing on literary influences like Allen Ginsberg’s ‘An Asphodel’ and Anna Sewell’s
‘Black Beauty’, the track went on to receive incredible support from BBC 6 Music and many rave
reviews. Marc Riley awarded Freya a live session on his BBC 6 Music Show (which was then
highlighted as one of his “Best of the Year” in December), and has continued to champion her
brilliance. Renowned music critic John Robb hailed her as ‘New Artist of the Day’ on his Louder
Than War site and predicted a Mercury Prize in years to come.

Revealing her many shades with a series of exquisite lockdown cover versions, Freya
bookended 2020 with the critically acclaimed single ‘Arms Open Wide’. Loosely inspired by the
chilling atmospheres of Tubular Bells, the track saw Freya earn further support at BBC6 Music
and PRS for Music placed the single in their Top 20 songs of 2020.

‘Siren’ came next in early 2021. An intoxicating brew of lyrical in-cantations and artful mystique,
paired with arrangements of a piercing intensity. Taking its title from the J.W. Waterhouse
masterpiece ‘The Siren’, Freya’s single finds her unearthing new secrets in those channels of
renaissance art and mythology while re-appropriating the feathered flare of 70s era glam in her
own shadow. She quickly followed Siren with the mighty ‘The Calm Before The Storm’, a mass
of grunge guitars and Owain Hanford’s thrashing drums.

Discovering new audiences and in-turn more about herself as an artist throughout the year,
these creative experiences provided a powerful stimulus in recording her debut album: ‘Beast’.
Recorded in London and Manchester, the 11 track album was released in October 2021 to
unanimous fanfare, on Sisterhood Records. The title track ‘Beast’ was released as the final
single from the album, which includes the 5 singles and 6 other previously unreleased tracks
including, the mesmerising crowd favourite ‘To The Heavens and all its Work’ and the very
different ‘Pure’.

To coincide with the album release, Freya undertook her first full UK tour, backed by her superb
band, featuring Pete Hobbs (the Boy Least Likely To ) on guitar. Pete also produced most of The
Beast album, Owain Hanford on drums and Arnoldas Daunys on bass . Freya herself excels on
guitar and vocals. The 12 dates included packed shows in London, Manchester, Bristol,
Brighton, Birmingham, and Glasgow.

Freya then decided to explore the far side of her goth disco with 2 superb tracks that would look
good on any dance floor. The sensational and totally original ‘Love Child’ which incorporated
strings alongside Freya's art and the dancefloor classic duet with Tom Saint, ‘Honeymoon Eyes’.

Freya has released not one but two brand new singles a few weeks apart in April 2023,
‘Fantasy’ and ‘Galore’ to coincide with a short UK tour in April and May 2023 with more summer
Festival dates to be announced.

Twitter: @freyabeer
Instagram: @freya_beer
Spotify: Freya Beer

Wednesday 27th September 2023

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

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Tuesday 10th October 2023

The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (Supporting Honeyblood)

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Wednesday 11th October 2023

The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (Supporting Honeyblood)

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Thursday 12th October 2023

The Social, London (Supporting Honeyblood)

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Thursday 16th November 2023

The Railway, Winchester

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Saturday 18th November 2023

The Castle Hotel, Manchester

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