February 2011 London,England –
Fred finishes mixing they’re much anticipated follow up album to 2008s hugely successful ‘Go God Go’ . Ben Hiller (noted for his work with Elbow, Blur, Editors) would be on mixing duties, on the last stretch of getting ‘Leaving my Empire’ out of the traps.
At the start of November last year the five members of Fred travelled to Montreal to start recording their 4th album ‘Leaving my Empire. The recording duties would be given to Howard Bilerman at his renowned ‘Hotel2Tango’ studio. As well as recording and playing on Arcade Fires Breakthrough album ‘Funeral’ Howard has worked his magic with an array of great artists including Wolf Parade, God Speed you Black empero r& British sea power to name but a few.Fred had spent nearly a year laying low writing and producing these tracks.This would be their first time ever recording in a studio in the traditional sense. After the release of ‘Go God Go’ in 2008 with it’s string of Indie-poptastic hits (‘Skyscrapers’, ‘Running’. ‘The Lights’ & ‘Good one’) on playlists across the nation, accolades including itunes Canada ‘Top ten Indie albums of 2008’, Hot-press readers poll ‘Top Ten album Irish albums of 2008′ & Meteor nomination for ‘Hope of 2009’ . The reaction and recognition for Fred was brought to a new level.
‘Leaving My Empire’ is testament to their ability write and produce songs that go from intimate to epic and back.
‘Leaving My Empire’ get’s its Irish release on April 15th
Check out the lead single – If Not Now When