Artist - Nick Frater

Release - "Goodbye Kayfabe"

Genre - Power Pop

Label - Kool Kat Musik (USA)

Format - CD/download/streaming

Date - Available from 28/9/2018

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The third (and latest) album from British multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Frater sees a tougher sound, kicking off with sensational power-pop smash “Built To Last”!

Featuring guest vocals from Nicolai Prowse (Do Me Bad Things) the song is a joyful blast of Raspberries meets Cheap Trick!  

"...impressive opener ‘Built To Last’ is one of the best retro-Raspberries singles I’ve heard this year. It’s almost impossible to top!"Powerpopaholic.com 

 “Paperchase” continues with punchy jangle-pop, with other tracks painting in Frater’s broad sonic palette - tropicalia, brass band, vintage synth arpeggiators, and ending with another trademark Beatle-esque ballad.  

"An absolute joy of a listen that’s right up our street."IDontHearASingle.com  

“Frater’s music reminds me of Jellyfish’s incredibly knowing but lovingly crafted meta pop" SongsFromSoDeep.com  

Met with rapturous reviews when digitally released in early 2018, Kool Kat Musik have included three bonus tracks including “Sara” - which brings a hint of yacht-rock to the song’s narrative about witnessing a misguided workplace romance!  

Final track “The Sombrero Fallout Suite” is a truly staggering musical achievement!  It’s a n eighteen minute power-pop song-cycle, in nine movements!  Imagine if The Flaming Lips had produced side-B of “Abbey Road”….there’s even an accompanying B-movie!

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Recent Press

 

I Don't Hear A Single (UK)

"...the Nick Frater album encapsulates everything that I Don't Hear A Single is about and it's from the UK."

"Goodbye Kayfabe is an absolute joy of a listen. Right up our street."

Powerpopaholic (USA)

 "...impressive opener “Built To Last" is one of the best retro-Raspberries singles I’ve heard this year. It’s almost impossible to top!"

Power of Pop (Singapore) 

"...the music harks back to the sophisticated pop songwriting of the 60s and the 70s, where melodic craft is highly prized and inventive arrangements are meant to thrill and surprise, rather than conform to contemporary (mis)conceptions of what pop music should sound like."

Power of Pop (Singapore) 

"we are so gobsmacked to discover such pop-affirming music in these unforgiving (un)musical times."

Darian Sahanaja (Brian Wilson/Wondermints)

"Talented guy"

Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More (Norway)

"Fantastic"

Songs From So Deep (UK)

"Nick’s music reminds me of Jellyfish’s incredibly knowing but lovingly crafted meta pop"

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