Since releasing their acclaimed ‘TEETH’ EP last year, Cody Frost has been further embraced by the UK rock community, most notably with a nomination for UK Breakthrough Artist at the Heavy Music Awards as well as the ongoing support of Enter Shikari. They recruited Cody to perform on the track ‘BULL’ and then at their Radio 1 Maida Vale session, invited them to join them on tour in the UK and Europe, and their frontman Rou Reynolds made a surprise appearance during Cody’s set at 2000trees. Further high-profile bands have also heralded her talents, leading to other collaborations with both Bury Tomorrow and You Me At Six.
Throughout this time, Cody has been working on new material and today shares the first taste of a new explosive sound with the single ‘WOT?’. Listen HERE.
‘WOT?’ sounds as if Cody put their favourite genre touch points into a blender and emerged with a caustic cocktail of aggro attitude which can appeal to fans of punk, hyperpop, nu-metal and dub without being limited by any one of those genres. Cody sounds particularly liberated, their eclectic vocal range taking in melodic highs, feral snarls, and rap-rock rhymes. Lyrically it’s a satire that focuses upon the dark side of the music industry, capped by the killer sarcasm of the hook, “The tune’s all wrong but we all still sing.”
Cody says, “‘WOT?’ is a song about a made up character who chooses downers as his main vice. It’s a sad tale about drug abuse in the music industry. I wanted to challenge the preconception around the industry being glamorous and party filled and really bring to light a big issue that a lot of creatives face, addiction. Whether it be addiction to the craft, or addiction to substances, there is always a craving for that buzz, or that release.”
In addition to 2000 trees, this summer also saw Cody Frost hit festivals including Download, Make A Scene and Misery Loves Company. Having just completed a tour as guest to Skindred, Cody will play Spotify’s Misfits showcase tonight at The Steel Yard before hitting the road with Skindred and Meet Me At The Altar. Their upcoming shows are:
19th – Nottingham, Rock City (supporting Skindred)
20th – Newcastle, NX (supporting Skindred)
21st – Glasgow, The Garage (supporting Skindred)
26th – London, The Steel Yard
28th – Leeds, The Key Club (with Meet Me At The Altar)
30th – Glasgow, King Tut’s (with Meet Me At The Altar)
31st – Manchester, Rebellion (with Meet Me At The Altar)
1st – London, The Underworld (with Meet Me At The Altar)