“One of the most hyped British underground bands”CULTED
“The new trio making moves to leave their imprint on UK hip-hop”COMPLEX
“A trail of singles blending elements of rock, indie, grime, hip-hop, trap, and drill have steadily gained Frozemode a reputation as one of the capital’s most exciting alternative rap groups.” – NME [‘Breakout’ Interview]

In less than a year since their formation, Frozemode have left an indelible mark on today’s music scene. With multiple ‘Next Wave’ features on BBC Radio 1 , several ‘Track of the Week’ acknowledgments on BBC Introducing, and a wealth of press endorsement from NME, Clash, Complex UK, The Line of Best Fit, Notion, Culted, and Wonderland, among others, Frozemode is ending the year on a high note with the much-anticipated release of their debut mixtape, ‘DEMODE.’

Comprising of 7 tracks, ‘DEMODEtenaciously traces Frozemode’s journey from obscurity to becoming one of the industry’s most promising acts. The mixtape stands as a resounding testament to their rapid ascent, offering a striking array of songs that exemplify their distinctive fusion of alternative, punk, hip-hop and high-energy rap music. This explosive collection of anthems is a deliberate move to firmly solidify Frozemode’s presence within the music landscape, laying the foundation for an exhilarating journey throughout 2024 and beyond. It adeptly balances the unbridled dynamism of Frozemode’s electrifying live performances with their mastery of the rap genre, highlighting the exceptional talents of each member – I.V. Gatlin, Lisong, and Cho-Hollo.

At the heart of ‘DEMODE’ lies the standout track,RUFF,” a guitar-infused hip-hop anthem that serves as a poignant tribute to the late DMX. This emotionally charged and hard-hitting composition underscores Frozemode’s unwavering dedication to creating music with profound meaning. Moreover, alongside the release of “RUFF” and the other featured tracks, the group is eagerly preparing for the launch of “Silverstone,” adding another dynamic dimension to the mixtape. Both “RUFF” and “Silverstone” will bring their sonic synergy into the physical realm, landing with visualisers to follow the release of the mixtape.

Frozemode began the year with minimal live performance experience but will conclude it with an impressive list of achievements. They have supported Jelani Blackman, been invited to join his “Live & Direct” night at Fabric, shared stages with notable artists like Tiggs Da Author, Sam Gellaitry, Lauren Faith, and Mushkilla, and have graced the stages of 2000trees and Reading & Leeds Festivals. They’ve also embarked on a UK-wide tour with popular US acts Joey Valance and Brae. In addition to their live success, Frozemode has also gained the prestigious endorsement of BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, who recognized them as ‘Next Wave’ artists with their debut single, “Maybelline.”

DEMODE Tracklisting:

1. Maybelline
2. Vermin
3. Silverstone
4. Making It Up
6. Simon Says
7. Stick Dat


9 Nov – SWX, Bristol with FIDLAR
11 Nov – Rock City, Nottingham with FIDLAR
12 Nov – SWG3, Glasgow with FIDLAR
14 Nov – KOKO, London with FIDLAR
15 Nov – O2 Ritz, Manchester with FIDLAR
17 Nov – O2 Institute2, Birmingham with FIDLAR
22 Nov – The Lower Third, London with Dumb Buoys Fishing Club

photo credit: Nicholas O’Donnel


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