Frost at the Queen of Hoxton
On Wednesday 24th October, Northern Norwegian duo Frost took the Queen Of Hoxton stage with a staggering waterfall of ice-cracking sounds, crystalline vocals and dream-like synth melodies.
Aggie Peterson and Per Martinsen, who released their latest project Radiomagnetic on September 17th , truly sent chilling vibes down everyone’s spine performing tracks from their aforementioned release, such as Something New -released as a single on October 22nd– and The Woods, a fine piece of desolate electro-pop.
The work behind Radiomagnetic has been inspired by the ghost town of Pyramida, formerly known as a Russian mining settlement and later abandoned in early 1990s, which has preserved itself almost immaculately thanks to the cold climate and from which a series of ghost transmissions began to emanate. The Norwegian duo has reportedly said “Going to Pyramida can only be surpassed by going to the Moon”.
The coldness and loneliness of Pyramida’s ghost transmissions have been caught into Radiomagnetic which, as a result, is a ravaging, corroding yet enchanting album, truly at its best when performed live.
The twistedly dark Queen of Hoxton’s basement has been the setting for an incredible night of literal chills and thrills, welcoming the third instalment from Project Fresh Socks, Incidentally Nordic: a well-established night that constantly brings all the best in the Nordic electronic panorama.
The two supporting acts, FAYE and People Of K, contributed to transform the already cooling night into a real ice cave, crawling with euphoric, heart-thumping bass tunes and intoxicating drum beats. A unique live experience, coming straight from the cold darkness of tundras, to the pulsating and ever-so burning London’s heart.
Watch the video for Something New here: