Tempus Frayed

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With their fresh rock sounds this trio played The Smokehouse for their first headline gig. Full of quality tracks these guys make a lot of noise for a trio, they have thumping drum beats, great guitar playing, well-constructed songs and lyrics with brilliant singing to match. All their tracks include bright guitar rock riffs  and rich melodic notes which add plenty of depth.

The drums are exceptional with not only a spot on percussive sound, it sounds as though there is more than one person behind the hit. The hard-hitting pulsating notes give an explosive sound that consistently matches the high energy of the other two.

Tempus Frayed are a band worth following as they are as good live as they are on their records.
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Supports for the night included the following acts:

Ryan Redwood
On stage with his guitar, solo artist Ryan was a good first act of the night strumming out quality indie originals with some cracking lyrics: “why don’t you like another drink or two, because darling you’re falling off your stool”. His new single ‘Once Again’ is currently out and has been on BBC Introducing.
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The Frestonians
Next up were The Frestonians with a slightly different format than usual but with no impact to the quality of their sound of indie/alt rock with a hint of blues and a few surprises. They cleverly swapped out the lead singer, bringing the female voice to sing a couple of songs which gives these guys something different to bring to the table. There is a determined seriousness to these guys and their music, there were consistent guitar chords with dependable bass & drums, these guys delivered a solid set and mostly originals.

Playing mostly originals across their genre and with ‘Missing You’ being my favourite track of their set as it kicked off with a great ska groove.
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The Silver Lines
A four-piece from Birmingham with their indie punk sounds blasting out from the stage. These guys had an energy that was palpable. Their tracks had something to day and the singer certainly made sure you were listening!
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A great night at The Smokehouse with a good selection of music.


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