First Frontier's EPK

Take Cover - the debut single
Out on 18 September 2020

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Take Cover​​​​​​​
The soundcloud track linked below is downloadable and we'll make the same song public on 18 September.
First Frontier Short bio 
“Just worry ‘bout the here and now” (Take Cover)
South London garage rock duo, First Frontier, make spirited, upbeat music to move to and be moved by. They have unleashed the frenzy of their energetic rhythms and soul-searching, upbeat lyrics on audiences since 2019. Their captivating music blends broad influences and passes the resulting tunes through a garage rock filter. First Frontier choose hope over fear and play over fight.

Additional biographical content
First Frontier are Helena Poole pounding drums and Paul Stafford twanging guitar, with both sharing the vocal duties. They are Brummie banter and Northern grit forged anew in the South London cauldron. Their music has been described as neo-garage, post-punk and alternative rock.
They met in 2016 when the status quo of the UK was upended and found solace and normality in one another. It wasn’t until 2019 that this started to manifest itself musically, as a counterpoint to all the negativity and frustration; as an outlet that takes things back to basics and homes in on what’s important, what brings us all together and what sparks joy: upbeat music. First Frontier was born. The not so great lockdown of 2020 allowed them time to write songs and build foundations for the power duo band you see and hear today.
When it all came spilling out in rhythm and verse, everything started to make sense. In this age of one hundred social revolutions, they asked themselves: how can we help? How do we hinder? What’s the glue that connects rather than divides? From these questions came an answer in the first single: Take Cover about focussing on what we can control and devoting positive energy to that, rather than on the great litany of uncontrollables.
First Frontier's songs are a gleeful celebration of the good and an examination of the complexity of existence that invites people to participate in rejecting the mundanity of everyday life by escaping together in music and living life to the effing max.
“We're just matter” (Take Cover)

About Take Cover
Upbeat, lyrical, lo-fi garage rock. Take Cover is about avoiding burnout from the whirlwind of bad news and vitriol that can appear to be everywhere when you mainline 24-hour news feeds, social media and online forums (Brexit, COVID-19 and everything else). It’s about being present and thankful for the things and people that you can see and touch and interact with in meaningful ways. 
Engineered by Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Foals) at 123 Studios in Peckham, South London, Take Cover opens with a driving guitar riff that evolves into an energetic hook. The drums deftly sashay between rock, indie and even dance, giving the track its upbeat demeanour, while the structure neither conforms to convention nor draws too much attention to itself. In all, these elements combine to draw the listener in from the get-go, getting the heart racing, keeping the listener intrigued throughout. 
“We’re just matter”, sings Paul Stafford during the middle 8 in a laid-back upper baritone that fully encompasses Take Cover’s essence: Focus on what’s tangible, here-and-now, in your control, and enjoy it. Take cover from the barrage of modernity by revelling in the moment with your people. After all, we’re just matter.
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Take Cover Lyrics
Hoping for something to get better
Waiting for your numbers to appear
Holding out for nothing but the red letter
Days to come and end your every little fear

Take cover. Take cover
Get underneath the covers with your lover
Take cover, Take cover
Just worry ‘bout the here and now

Worry’s a disease that we all suffer
Anxiety’s a spectral holy cow
Trampling our peace of mind there’s no buffer
Just think about the here and now

And take cover, Take cover
Furrow the bedsheets with your lover
Take cover, Take cover
Burrow down cut that fear out

Colour it in
Build up your fort
Just you and your lover
This can’t be bought
Nothing else matters
Banish your thoughts
Just you and your lover
The rest doesn’t matter
We’re just matter
We’re just...

Take cover, Take cover
Get underneath the covers with your lover
Take cover, Take cover
Just worry ‘bout the here and now

P: Take cover, Take cover
Get underneath the covers with your lover
Take cover, Take cover
Just worry ‘bout the here and now
H: Colour it in
Build up your fort
Just you and your lover
This can’t be bought
Nothing else matters
Banish your thoughts
Just you and your lover

We’re just matter, we’re just matter
We’re just matter, we’re just matter
We’re just matter
We’re just matter
We’re just matter
We’re just...
Contact info
Please run all communications by firstfrontiermusic@gmail.com and one of us will get back to you post-haste.
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