Marshall & The Fro are known for their explosive live shows and powerful, pulsating roots / rock music.
The sleep deprived monsters have just spent three months hunkered down with producer Anthony Lycenko (ARIA Nominee, Pete Murray, U2, Beautiful Girls, Xavier Rudd) at 301 and Rocking Horse studios in Byron Bay.
Together they’ve garnered an enormous tempered and timely record that reveals an artist and band in permanent progress. The band’s first, self-titled release was a party record, the sound of young bucks on the hunt. ‘Get Up’ and ‘The Player’ were aimed smack bang at the heaving throng in the Far North Coast, the epicentre for grooving grommets and geishas. Yet even on tracks like the much-covered ‘Thongs’, a bouncing, full-blooded tribute to the surfer’s footwear of choice, OKell sang like he meant something else, something important.
On the band’s new album 'Friends For Life', Marshall establishes his intent beyond doubt, with a potent collection of songs that defines an artist and band in a blazing trajectory – but still firmly anchored to their roots. The title track ‘Friends for Life’ is the breakthrough, a life-affirming festival romp bound to be a massive hit on the circuit. The anthemic chorus, "We came here with an open mind, we leave here, friends for life", will be on every summer pilgrim’s lips come October.