Freya Beer

Upcoming Gothic-Disco Queen”

“Freya Beer is the newest leader of the dark goth pack” - Manchester’s Finest

Freya Beer is the future pop diva, the 21st-century post-punk torch singer you will all fall in love with.” - John Robb, Louder Than War

“a voice as haunting and stunning as Lana Del Rey’s is, she is an incredible package stood before you” - RGM Magazine

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 acclaim.

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 soon introduced two superb gothic disco 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 released two brand new singles a few weeks apart in April 2023, ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Galore’ alongside a short UK tour. She played a key Friday slot at Latitude Festival in July 2023 to great acclaim and has regularly been playing headline shows at key London venues, such as the Old Blue Last and Colors in Hoxton. Ever building up her following in her home city.

Freya made her US debut in New York City with a full band show at Pete's Candy Store on Saturday 7th September 2023. Followed by a headline show at the legendary Hope and Ruin in Brighton on Wednesday 27th September supported by an all star lineup. She then embarks on new territory, in mid-October as a solo special guest to Honeyblood’s solo UK tour in Oxford, Milton Keynes, and London.

She will then play full band shows in London, Winchester, and Manchester with more in the pipeline through November. New tracks are being recorded in London for a new single release in November 2023.


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