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.
Cody Frost (Lou Wilcock)
Throughout this time, Frost has been working on new material and today shares the first taste of a new explosive sound with the single WOT?
WOT? sounds as if Frost put their favourite genre touchpoints 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. They 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.”
Frost 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.”
WOT? was written by Cody and produced by her regular collaborator Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow, Sea Girls). Check out the Josie Charles-directed video for the new single below:
Originally from Burnley, Cody Frost wanted to be Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance when they were in their early teens, and took the first steps by busking in Manchester and posting covers stretching from Frank Ocean to Slipknot online.
Cody’s strengths are in defying conventions, challenging expectations, breaking the rules and finding cohesion amongst the sonic chaos that they instigate. The TEETH EP went further still, bringing echoes of 100 gecs, dark pop, electro-punk and industrial into the mix. Appealing to fans of both Ashnikko and Bring Me The Horizon, the EP was rewarded with continuing support from Jack Saunders at Radio 1 and shows with carolesdaughter.
A self-confessed introverted extravert,Cody channels creativity into different artforms. In their quieter moments you’ll find them creating art or working as a tattooist, while music fulfils Cody’s desire to take centre-stage and make a connection with fans.
In addition to 2000trees, this summer also sawCodyhit 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 at London’s The Steel Yard before hitting the road with Skindred and Meet Me At The Altar. Their upcoming shows are:
OCTOBER28th – 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)
NOVEMBER1st – London, The Underworld (with Meet Me At The Altar)