East London based due Hi Frisco’s latest release, Gold, is a resounding indie rock tune. Reminiscent of the indie glory days of the early 2000s, Hi Frisco have taken on these influences while creating something refreshing and different.
No strangers to the industry, Henry Eastham and Felix Rashman, have nailed the formula for creating a failsafe banger. Gold incorporates this formula together with new and interesting twists from riffs that creep up on you in an infectious manner, to an artful use of pitched up vocalisation against a heavier backdrop.
The psychedelic animations that accompany the video for this new single create a fully formed vision and aesthetic to accompany this band, making this single only the latest addition to beautifully curated image and sound.
We took the time while the world is on hold to catch up with the duo, chatting influences, dream riders and what got them into tune-making.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been making music for?
We’ve both been involved in music for over a decade but only been working together as a unit for a couple of years. Felix as an engineer & producer and Henry as a session guitarist & MD.
At what point in your life did you decide to make a career out of your music, and what influenced that decision?
When we first heard the Beatles as toddlers.
What is the main source of influence for your songwriting?
The Beatles, descending semitones and anything blown out.
What is something you’ve learned about yourself through making music?
Tequila, Vit C effervescent tablets and Echinacea makes a great heath boosting elixir. Also don’t be afraid to start again if it's not working.
What is something you wish you’d known when you first got into the music industry?
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.” Hunter S Thompson. This, but I think he undersells it.
Who are some of your favourite upcoming artists from the city you live in?
Charlotte Spiral (She’s great and a lovely person to boot), Sorry, 404 Guild (Super talented), Nancy & The Mysterious Vision.
What would your dream tour & rider look like?
Negroni and good Tequila, lime & soda. Maybe some pain killers for the next day.
If your music was to soundtrack any film or TV show, which would you choose?
Serious answer - anything on HBO… Actual answer Match Of The Day.
What’s the bucket list goal for you as an artist?
To best Serge Kasabians goal on soccer aid (Henry not Felix, he can actually kick a ball) or play Manchester Apollo.