“I missed you in my head, I insisted in my head, that I'd never let on, on the outside” (Insist)
Birmingham-based garage rock duo, First Frontier, make spirited, upbeat music to move to and be moved by. FF have unleashed the frenzy of their energetic rhythms and soul-searching, upbeat lyrics on audiences since 2020, dropping their debut EP, Just Matter, in early 2022. They are Helena, pounding drums, and Paul, flogging guitar, with both sharing vocal duties; Brummie banter and Northern grit smelted down to forge new music, described by genuine human people as either neo-garage, post-punk and rock in many guises.
To get in touch with the band for bookings, music licensing and any other reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Oh hi, you're here and that means you probably want to contact us. Go on, don't be shy. "But First Frontier," you ask, "what about all my personal data?" Fair question. Here's First Frontier's GDPR compliancy policy:
Personal data - if you contact us, you've probably sent us your email address and real name/pseudonym and/or location. Those three classics really aid the process of communication, particularly if your initial contact was to open up a dialogue, rather than to hurl angry comments at us (please be a kind person!). But we're not really a spam kinda band, so expect replies to emails, but sendeth us no spam and we will spammeth thee not, for the love of all that is holy on earth. We don't even collect and keep personal data, other than what stays in our Gmail and/or Mailchimp mailing list account. And the mailing list is a separate form that, should you be lucid as you fill it in, is a thing you knowingly submit in order to receive emails about what we're getting up to once in a blue moon (and to be fair, it's mostly more stream-of-consciousness crap like this). We HIGHLY recommend you sign up to our mailing list.
Face data - You'll notice that our site is quite picture-dense. We like pictures, they're so easy on the eye (especially those of Helena). Having said that, sometimes you might be clicking through and see your face appear. That will be because a) you agreed to a photo shoot for public-facing publication, and/or b) you came to one of our gigs, where we tend to allow the public to come and watch us in public spaces, because we like food and shelter, and they ain't free (they should be). Either way, there's a legal grey area about legitimate use of these photos. Rest assured, it's our responsibility to justify reasonable and legitimate use of said imagery. Although nobody has been clear with us about what that entails exactly, we promise you this: the shots are merely a portfolio and documentation for our future biography writers (or aliens) and are not gaining us any money. Furthermore we'll never sell your photos without your consent first. We'll most definitely not sell them to any weird companies. However, should you wish to be removed, send us an email (see above) and let us know. You are well within your rights at any time to request that your likeness is removed from this site permanently. We're proud advocates for personal data rights.
The photos themselves are stored in external hard drives in our flat, so it's unlikely anybody'll be able to get access and we're generally quite excellent at remembering to close our front door upon entering or exiting. As ever, we love to chat, so if you've any concerns or questions, please do get in touch. Otherwise, did we mention that we have a mailing list?