Hi there! We are Fresh. Fresh was started in London by me, Kathryn. It was originally a songwriting project, and it was my first ever band. With the help of friend and then-guitarist James Rowland, we released two EPs called Gewingchum (2015) and These Things Are Not That Fun in (2015). We recorded these EPs mostly at James’ flat in South London, but we tracked drums at the Camden Roundhouse Studios. We played everything ourselves and released them both directly onto bandcamp. Spurred on by positive comments and vocal support online, we began playing diy shows all over London.
In early 2016 George Phillips (bass) and Daniel Goldberg (drums) joined the band and we started touring outside of our hometown; playing shows all around the south in Brighton, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol. We then signed to Specialist Subject Records and began recording our debut album at The Ranch in Southampton. James Rowland left Fresh shortly after recording, and was replaced by Myles McCabe. Our first record Fresh came out soon after in 2017. We toured the UK and Europe extensively and had lots of fun! We built up a small following and released a two-song EP called Daytime/Nighttime in 2018, working with producer Rich Mandell at Resident Studios in London.
We then began working on our second album Withdraw, again with Rich Mandell and again at Resident Studios. Withdraw came out in 2019, and we continued to tour on it: playing all over the UK, Europe and the USA. We played The Fest in Florida and supported adult mom on their south/east coast tour on the same leg. We then returned to the UK and supported PUP on their UK tour. Our last show before coronavirus was on the 6th of March 2020 – a sold-out, headline show at DIYSpace in London.
Since COVID, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes writing and recording. We released our EP The Summer I Got Good At Guitar (produced by Rich Mandell at Resident Studios and Marketstall Studios in London) in Spring 2021. If you’ve read this far, you're a legend. Thanks for coming on this journey with us and stick around for what’s yet to come!