Back in 2015, the single ‘Where Do We Go’ not only solidified the status of Thailand’s indie sweetheart for Fwends, but it also inspired a Bangkok bar’s name called after their tranquil tune.
Formed in 2013, the dream pop quintet consists of frontwoman – May Chucheewa on lead guitar and vocal; Tong Sarun on rhythm guitar; Korn Varasarin on bass; Fahsai Piyakorn on keyboard; and Ake Panupong on drums, who all were former members of another alternative band from Bangkok called Cloud Behind.
Before Fwends came into the spotlight, they have fed the local indie scene with a string of EP releases between 2015-2018. Treated like a series of emotional letters penned to friends, these tracks are sonically complex with the layers of flickering chords and hazy synths.
After the release of the 10-track album ‘Day and Night’ at the end of 2018, Fwends has become one of the festival and indie music venue magnets drawing the attention of fans who would like to soak in the dreamy vibe live from their shoegaze-pop debut. Also, earlier this year, Fwends’ frontwoman debuted her solo project mononymously named as ‘Chucheewa’ with the launch of a pair of electropop singles that stand out with May’s unique reedy voice dressed in cotton candy dream.
Listen to Night and Day by Fwends here: https://spoti.fi/2MyN0TM
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