Newcastle’s FRITZ signs with Break Even Recordings
Long touted as the “next big thing out of Newcastle”, FRITZ has signed to Break Even Records and dropped a new single ‘Ghost Poke’.
The track represents her first music in a year and comes after their appearances at SXSW in Austin, the Sydney leg of Laneway and Groovin The Moo, Maitland.
Lyrically the song redefines the concept of fair-weather friendships in the millennial age.
FRITZ, otherwise known as 19-year-old Tilly Murphy, says “’Ghost Poke’ is a song, like many of mine, that’s about a few things in one – all quite similar topics though.
“‘Ghost Poke’ is a term I coined that is basically when someone treats you like a ghost and only ever talks to you when they want something or when they’re desperate for someone to talk to.
“I’ve known so many people like that and it’s made me feel like I’m alone all the time, which I’m obviously not but I’ve got it into my head that people who talk to me only do to be kind.”
Inspired by bands like Best Coast, The Vaccines and Alvvays, FRITZ’s singles from last year, ‘Summer Holiday’ and ‘Biggest Fool In The World’, received national airplay on triple j and community radio around the country and on a number of Spotify playlists as Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chords and Cardigans.
Sydney-based Break Even is a year old imprint of Inertia Music, and its roster includes Johnny Hunter and Nice Biscuit.