New Album now available on iTunes
Bring on the systematic delusion….
Friction Project is a Vancouver based power trio featuring Jon Roper, Frank Baker and Goby Catt. Together they unleash a collection of solid tunes that explore hard rock and the blues with just a touch of prog mixed in. Their music is inspired by the likes of The Foo Fighters, Faith No More, The Police, Deftones and Led Zeppelin.
Backed by years of live and studio experience, this trio is an explosive collaboration. The foundation of the band is laid down by powerhouse drummer Frank Baker, who has worked with #1 Billboard recording artist Nick Gilder, international artist Kaveh Yaghmaei, shred master Dave Martone and a host of other classic and modern rockers. His inventive and energetic drumming locks in with Catt’s dirty bass and provides a tight back end for the band. Up front is Jon Roper, a virtual guitar monster, whose rhythmic screaming guitar and raucous vocals are what give Friction Project its distinct sound. He has worked with many rock, jazz and blues artists including the band Spygirl, who was nominated for a West Coast Music award in 2001 and whose second album Pieces of Evidence (2008) was recorded and mixed by producer Tom Rothrock (Sloan, Beck, James Blunt).
Friction Project’s new self-titled album was recorded at Frank’s studio in Langley BC, ‘Area 51’. The lack of circulated air only added to the ethereal quality of the sessions and the result is true rock magic. The album is due for release in April 2012 with local shows and touring to follow.
A collection of songs written by Roper, the material covers topics ranging from good old fashioned partying and getting it on (Nothing Like You) to life on the street (City in the Rain) and the price of pride (This Alone). The album includes the power hit The Show, a tale about the trials of the road brought to life by pumping rhythms, a killer riff and a chorus that is guaranteed to stick in your head. Listen close for the low rumble of the baritone guitar on the hauntingly heavy Meditation and the crazed Everything’s Gonna Change. The band has confidence in the new material and is ready for the ride.
The music will move you; the live show will rock you. Let us rub you the right way.
The green light is in reach……
This Alone, written by Jon Roper, performed by Friction Project.
Friction Project on ReverbNation
Photography by Clare Baker