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“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

“One of the most hyped British underground bands” – CULTED

Following on from their fiery first release of the year, ASBO BOYS, an audacious single inspired by comments they received from the internet, Frozemode deliver with equal mesmeric impetus “BLACK HOLE”. Pioneering a sound that spans conventional borders, Frozemode’s innovative authenticity have led them to gain nationwide success, most recently on stages at Download Festival and  BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. “BLACK HOLE” is another testament to their trailblazer status.

“I need to talk to you about these guys and how good they were at Big Weekend… They go by the name of Frozemode, they came on stage, it started raining but it didn’t stop the entirety of Luton from coming out to see them throw down…this is ASBO BOYS” Nels Hylton, BBC Radio 1 Future Alternative

London’s alternative rap trio Frozemde are back and this time making a statement. Staying true to their artistry, BLACK HOLE is a seamless fusion of high energy, heavy drums, and their signature roaring flows. When life starts to get on top of you, bad habits are often used as an escape from reality, “I think I’m getting numb / To filling this abyss / Been running from the black hole / But starting to admit”, the trio chant. Admitting defeat, self-awareness and introspection are pushed to the forefront of this frenzied release.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the track Frozemode explained, “Sometimes we find ourselves using bad habits to run away from our problems and sometimes this can get you stuck in a spiral or “black hole”, where those problems are never solved. With the sound of this track we tried to reflect the fact that on the surface everything looks like a party, but underneath it everything’s a lot muddier than it seems.”

Made up of I.V.GATLIN, Cho-Hollo, and Lisong, Frozemode made their debut at the very end of 2022. Catapulting tremendously over the course of 14 months, the pioneering trio take pride in their sharp penmanship, playful bars, and innovative melodies. Based in the UK’s central hub, London, Frozemode are swiftly capturing the nation’s attention with the use of their genre-bending sound.

With huge support from the UK media upon their 2024 return, including Clash Magazine, NME, Wonderland, DORK, DIY, Kerrang!, an incredible 4 spins across BBC Radio 1 (Alyx Holcombe, Nels Hylton, Jess Iszatt), a spin BBC 6 Music’s ‘Best New Indie Show’ and the support of Spotify UK in their ‘Fresh Finds UK & IRE’ playlist.

WithIn only just over 12-months, there is barely a stone left unturned for Frozemode. Being dubbed by BBC and NME, as one of the most exciting live acts to burst out of 2023, meanwhile having the approval of NME as a ‘Breakthrough’ artist. Further acclaim arriving from Complex UK, Culted, Notion, Ones To Watch, Noctis, BBC Radio 1 [Jack Saunders] on their previous releases, not to mention the passionate backing of DSP’s from Spotify UK’s ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Fresh Finds UK & IRE’ playlists, to Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Hard Rock’ and ‘New in Alternative’ playlists.

Tenaciously imprinting on the live scene since their incarnation, the trio have joined US stars Joey Valance & Brae on a UK tour, supported Jelani Blackman, Dumb Buoys Fishing Club,  performed at Fabric’s “Live & Direct” night – alongside Tiggs Da Author, Lauren Faith and Sam Gellaitry, and headlined Abbie McCarthy’s iconic Karma Club Night. Fiercely owning their position on their first run at the festival season, with slots at Reading and Leeds, 2000trees and The Great Escape last year, Frozemode have incredibly played over 50 shows, to date.

Recently taking the stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend (BBC Introducing Stage) the boys put on an electric performance that was equally matched as they took to Download Festival’s Dogtooth stage, last Friday. Continuing to hold their trailblazer status, Frozemode excel significantly with each release with their unconventional sound. Seizing the souls of alternative enthusiasts  across the nation, you can find them this summer at Reading & Leeds on the BBC Radio 1 stage, 2000trees, Deer Shed Festival, and Barnstomper Festival.


10th July – 2000trees, Cheltenham
27th July – Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire
23rd August – Reading Festival
24th August – Leeds Festival
31st August – Barnstomper Festival, Dorset


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