Brace yourselves…there’s a rock n roll storm coming, with Albury/Wodonga’s IDLE FRET set to deliver maximum carnage with their thundering debut record ‘Reborn’. Recorded with revered Melbourne rock producer Ricki Rae (X-Factor, Electric Mary), ‘Reborn’ is 10 tracks of scorching rock fun - taking listeners through a barrage of crushing guitar tones and huge slammin’ grooves. A melding of influences – think big rock in the vein of The Darkness meets Airbourne with a Myles Kennedy/Axl-esque vocal, this album sets the standard for a huge rock sound. Midnight Alibi are a great foil for the Idle fret gang as they pump up the audience with their own brand of rock & roll. Playing all original tunes they will have the SS&A pumping and ready for Idle Fret. WHAT A GREAT DOUBLE BILL!
“Rating: ★★★★ In short: Turn it up! IF this EP is anything to go by, rock is BACK on the Border. Idle Fret have gone from strength to strength since their formation in 2009 and now, after building a fanbase, deliver their long-awaited first CD. And over six tracks, Resist Not Evil stays true to the band’s quest for hard and heavy tunes. With influences ranging from Jet to Grinspoon and throwback rockers Airbourne, the band’s sound is powerful but catchy and radio-friendly. Musically, it’s super to hear the combination of an in-sync rhythm section and some blazing guitar fun — check out the opener DTA and the driving anthem F**k The Law. The title track is a mid-tempo rhythm-driven highlight with a finger-bleeding, Flying V solo. Mad Dog is a super-punchy cut. There’s a definite late 1970s, early 1980s feel about these tunes and frontman Hayden Edwards’ vocal delivery belies his teenage years.”