Northern Irish/Dutch duo Fräulein are kickstarting their year with new single ‘Pet,’ released today via indie tastemaker label Submarine Cat Records.
‘Pet’ was born from a monstrous riff that will melt your face off, with the lyrics tightly wound around the feeling of trying to stand up tall but failing because you crave people’s approval.
“The word ‘pet’ means a lot to me” explains Joni Samuels. “…I love it because it can be a term of endearment, but it can also be slightly patronizing. This theme fits nicely with the cyclical riff of the track, a kind of pattern that you can’t get out of”.
Lifted from a three-day session with producer Ali Chant (Yard Act, Sorry, Soccer Mommy), ‘Pet’ is the band’s first release since their debut EP A Small Taste which heard the duo throw down the gauntlet and solidify their early sound; cathartic 90’s flavoured alt rock influenced by the likes of The Breeders, PJ Harvey and Big Thief, whilst incorporating cavernous grooves and sharply observational lyrics.