Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Pinback, Slowdive, Turnover, Porches, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Death Cab for Cutie, Elbow


band members

Tamara Westwood


Influences

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Pinback, Turnover, Adam & Naive, Japanese Breakfast, School of Seven Bells, Waxahatchee, Camp Cope, Lomelda, Alvvays, alt-J, Animal Collective, Black Dice, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine


Website

musicbyfreya.bandcamp.com

Bio

Since 2016 singer/songwriter Tamara Westwood has been sharing her moody and technical brand of emo pop as Freya, filling rooms with her dreamy and lush live performances.

Performing and penning personal and emotional songs in a style she calls "dreamo," (a sort of emo/dream pop hybrid), Freya’s sound makes callbacks to 90s indie and emo staples such as Slowdive, American Football, Ride, Cocteau Twins and Pinback, to name a few. Her drowning, jangly guitars are supported by prominent bass and drum machines varying from hi-fi acoustic samples to lo-fi General MIDI. Lush synths soar above the mix, laying a foundation for Westwood’s layered vocals, desperate and soft, sharing intimacies and life experience, making for direct yet poetic lyrics that are voyeuristic in nature yet still publicly adaptable.

Freya has released three EPs and one LP since her debut EP, Attic, released in mid-2016. Experimenting with ambient, shoegaze, midwest emo and math rock, Freya’s sound has evolved and shifted over her four releases, culminating in her latest three singles; "Nineteen Hours", "Breath and Chime" and "Cohabitation", taken from her sophomore LP, The Fifth.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

22 Jun 2018

Triple J
45

Another stunning track from Freya. So glad to finally have this album!

Another stunning track from Freya. So glad to finally have this album!

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

21 Jun 2018

Triple J
45

Again, another song that sounds so good on the radio! I had to stick my hand down the bin to retrieve my copy of Declan's playlist to check who it was. Should have known it was you, should have also just saved the filth and hit the j plays twitter instead.

Again, another song that sounds so good on the radio! I had to stick my hand down the bin to retrieve my copy of Declan's playlist to check who it was. Should have known it was you, should have also just saved the filth and hit the j plays twitter instead.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

you're summing up feelings, relationship ups and down and a desire not to give up in such a beautiful way. another quality tune from freya.

you're summing up feelings, relationship ups and down and a desire not to give up in such a beautiful way. another quality tune from freya.