Preview: Frequency, October 2011

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Frequency is the flagship event of SUSU’s own Alternative & Indie Music Society (AIM), presenting the very best in live music from local bands, both amateur and upcoming. Since its humble beginnings just two years ago, taking over from AIM’s previous monthly event Generator, Frequency has consistently produced diverse nights of excellent entertainment every second Monday of the month, with acts ranging from brand new university-based bands like Dodge This and The Fruit Cellar, to big names on the South Coast scene like The Hit-Ups and Daniel & the Lion. For many it serves as the obligatory first step onto the local music scene, and so is seen as an important place to play for any new band or solo artist, not to mention a brilliant, cheap night out!

Arp Attack are returning for their fourth performance at Frequency

Frequency is back for the 2011/12 academic year, relocating from The Bridge bar to The Cube. The first event of the year is due to take place on October 10th, and the AIM team have not held back on bringing out the cream of the crop for immediate display. Opening the first Frequency of the year are #Tags, a band from London mixing elements of indie, rock, folk, pop and even dubstep to create an extremely catchy and interesting sound that everyone is bound to enjoy. Second on the bill are electronic duo Fly, Frankie, Fly, an act making waves on a national level having supported names such as Example and Shy Child — sure to pump up the crowd to a near-destructive level. Finally, returning to the headline slot for the third time are Southampton’s own Arp Attack. Described by the BBC as creators of “an irresistibly rich sound” after their performance on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park 2010, the trio mix electronic melodies with rock instrumentation to create a sound which has gained dedicated fans both in their hometown and around the country.

Speaking about the first event of the year, Head of Frequency Jonny Vaughan said he believes that “this upcoming Frequency features one of our best line-ups yet”, adding that “it’s always important to pick three acts that will balance each other out and encourage a sort of progression throughout the night”. On the future, he hinted that “We’ve got a plan to make AIM grow this year and achieve its full potential as a society, with some very original ideas for socials and so on”. AIM President and former Head of Frequency Rob Leane summed up his feelings on the event, explaining that “this being the third year that I’ve been involved in Frequency, I have never been more thrilled with the lineup, or more excited with the year ahead; I can’t wait to get started!”

Make sure you don’t miss out on the action; come on down to The Cube on Monday October 10th from 8pm for the first Frequency of the year — just £2!

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