‘Leaving My Empire’ – Fred
R.C.MIrish release date April 15th 2011
February 2011 London, England – Fred finished mixing they’re much anticipated follow up album to 2008s hugely successful ‘Go God Go’ . Ben Hiller (noted for his work with Elbow, Blur, Editors) would be on mixing duty, on the last stretch of getting ‘Leaving my Empire’ out the traps.
At the start of November last year the five members of Fred traveled to Montreal to start recording they’re 4th album. The recording duties would be given to Howard Bilerman at his renown ‘Hotel2Tango’ studio, As well as recording and playing on Arcade Fires Breakthrough record ‘Funeral’ Howard has worked his magic with an array of great artists including Wolf Parade, God Speed you Black emperor, British sea power to name but a few.
Fred had spent nearly a year laying low writing and producing the tracks, this would be they’re first time ever recording in a studio in the traditional sense. After the release of ‘Go God Go’ in 2008 with it’s string of Indie-poptastic hits (‘Skyscrapers’, ‘Running’. ‘The Lights’ & ‘Good one’) on playlists across the nation, accolades including itunes Canada ‘Top ten Indie albums of 2008’, Hot-press readers poll ‘Top Ten album Irish albums of 2008′ & Meteor nomination for ‘Hope of 2009’ . The reaction and recognition for Fred was brought to a new level, ‘leaving My Empire’ is testament to their ability write and produce songs that go from intimate to epic and back.
‘Leaving My Empire’ get’s its Irish release on April 15th
“….There’s no resisting this stuff unless you’re a tone-deaf,
stone-hearted, know nothing… , Blissed out, loved-up and
goddamn down and out funky, Fred we love you…”
‘Fantastic alternative pop’
‘Go God Go as one of the Irish albums of the year to date’
‘Beautiful, life -affirming, joyous pop music, brass ‘n’ all.’
“Like Sly & The Family Stone in a swordfight with the Flaming Lips,
refereed by Brian Wilson”
‘startlingly good music’
‘Fred are a breath of fresh air ‘
Sunday Business post
‘ This is terrific stuff’