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Ross From Friends is the internet’s best friend, especially for those that spend a significant amount of time perusing YouTube‘s lo-fi house. Spend enough time in these dizzying catacombs, and Ross’ prevalent lo-fi chiller “Talk To Me You’ll Understand” is bound to work its way into the rotation.
What’s especially unique about the London producer, born Felix Weatherall, is that’s he one of the few lo-fi acts who actively embraced his production prowess, quite reminiscent to the ascension of chillwave’s Ernest Greene or Washed Out. Last year in an interview, Weatherall said, “I’ve been trying to keep up this persona of being goofy, and people have really reacted to that.” Now, Ross From Friends seems to be breaking free of those self-imposed restrictions.
Fresh off the more recent success of his EP, Aphelion, released just this April, Weatherall’s announced a new album, Family Portrait.
Characterized by the same experimentation and obsessive attention to detail that saw out Ross From Friends rise to fame, Family Portrait marries carefully crafted production and heavy saturated spaces. Family Portrait is preceded by its first single “Project Cybersyn” which demonstrates Weatherall’s amicable ability to shift and evolve, transitioning from the world of lo-fi to the world of FlyLo, his Brainfeeder overseer.
Ross From Friends has also announced his first-ever US shows in conjunction with the announcement.
06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Parklife
06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen (DJ)
06/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Sub Club
06/16 – Marseille, FR @ Marsatac Festival
06/26 – Albania @ Kala Festival
06/29 – Gdansk, PL @ Electricians Street
06/30 – Milan, IT @ Astro Fest
07/05 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/06 – Paris, FR @ The Peacock Society
07/07 – Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival
07/14 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
08/09 – Seoul, KR @ Cakeshop (DJ)
08/10 – Seoul, KR @ Kontra (DJ)
08/17 – Tokyo, JP @ Sonic Mania
08/19 – Hamburg, DE @ MS Dockville
08/24 – Lincolnshire, UK @ Lost Village Festival
09/15 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Liquid Room
09/21 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
09/22 – Nantes, FR @ Scopitone Festival
09/26 – London, UK @ Village Underground
09/27 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
09/28 – Sheffield, UK @ Hope Works
09/29 – Bologna, IT @ roBOt Festival
10/02 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
10/03 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
10/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
10/06 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/11 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
10/13 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
10/20 – Warsaw, PL @ Smolna
10/25 – Geneva, CH @ Zoo
10/26 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
10/27 – Oslo, NO @ Jaeger
11/02 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
11/03 – Montreal, QC @ Phi Centre
11/08 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
11/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Good Room
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ (dis)order [formerly Lot 613]
Family Portrait is out July 27 via Brainfeeder.