Fronz Arp / About This Artist
Artist Details and Stats:
Hometown: New York, NY
Sounds Like: Gotye, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Hawksley Workman, The Dresden Dolls
Genre: Singer Songwriter
The strange machine which is Fronz Arp grinds like a tattered, angry little hurdy gurdy. Dramatic, seesawing melodies and his trademark soaring voice, Fronz Arp have been compared to weird-pop wonders, such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, Queen, Jeff Buckley, Muse and Kate Bush. The Australian musician relocated to New York in early 2013 on the search for inspiration and opportunity.
Throughout 2012, Fronz worked on a project called FRONZ ARP IS A TINY CROOKED ORCHESTRA in which he wrote, self-produced (in his minimal home studio), created artwork for and self-released a new song once every 2 weeks. Of the resulting 27 songs, 12 are now available as an album of the same name on Itunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc. The remaining 15 songs are available from http://fronzarp.com in "Volume 2"
Thank-you, goodnight, enjoy Fronz Arp
"It’s easy to figure out where the David Bowie comparisons come from after hearing just a few notes from Fronz Arp. The poppy sound and catchy beats certainly bring to mind one of Britain’s finest"
The Indie Mine
“These guys are weird. I think I'm in love”
Hoss the Boss
"Fronz Arp is a delightfully obscure musician in the spectrum of modern music. Bringing his twisted bohemian sounds into Australian music, Fronz Arp is sure to become a talking point in amidst the traditional rock sounds of Australia. With brilliantly diverse musicality, Arp’s versatile vocals and the use of less conventional instruments such as the kazoo and the ukulele, Fronz Arp is not afraid to be adventurous"
““...stop-start closer Love Is A Cruel Machine is a better cabaret tune than, say, anything by The Dresden Dolls" ”
““...songs full of drama and action, designed to get pulses racing and yet still sounding both intricate and adventurous””