T f r is a three-piece band from Metro Manila that draws influence from noise rock and shoegaze. They have just released a new song entitled “TKIG (The Kick is Good)” from their upcoming EP “Post-First”. “TKIG (The Kick is Good)” is by far the “heaviest” song to be released from the EP. The song consists of fuzzy/distorted guitar parts directly inspired by 90s shoegaze acts Swervedriver (specifically their sophomore album “Mezcal Head”) and My Bloody Valentine, as well as powerful, angst-y vocals reminiscent of Guy Picciotto. The song also features dreamy synth parts done by Jed Tabago (Eiffel, Lara, and South Ohana).
Aside from this song, the vocalist Jeric also recently released a solo DIY shoegaze EP entitled “English Ramen” which was recorded in his bedroom during quarantine.
“Post-First” is set to be released on July 24, 2020 in collaboration with DIY record label Calm Lake Records.