Dread FM: unveiling the electrifying single ‘Runner’ and announcing debut album

"'Runner' is about taking back your control. The importance of getting back up when you’ve been knocked down."
17 May 2024
Photo by Ethn Lever @ethnephoto

FM Premiere

Dread FM, the genre-bending solo artist known for his distinct fusion of alt-hip-hop and rock, is back in the spotlight with the release of his latest single, ‘Runner‘, featuring a collaboration with Bones Ate Arfa. Runner offers a tantalizing preview of Dread FM’s upcoming debut album, Who Killed the Vibe?, slated for release on July 7th.

The brainchild of West Sussex-based Flynn Murray, Dread FM’s studio recordings and live performances are distinguished by collaborative efforts, with live shows featuring bassist Jude Reid and studio work involving a team of talented musicians.

Runne‘ represents the second chapter in the dynamic collaboration between Dread FM and Bones Ate Arfa, elevating the bedroom jam to new heights. With its gritty blend of alt-hip-hop and rock, Dread FM’s signature style shines through, characterized by heavy FX bass and dynamic flows, promising to captivate audiences once again.

Explaining the inspiration behind the single, Dread FM shares, “‘Runner’ is about taking back your control. The importance of getting back up when you’ve been knocked down.”

Photo by Ethn Lever @ethnephoto

The forthcoming album, Who Killed the Vibe‘, is poised to be a tour de force, showcasing Dread FM’s evolution as both a songwriter and performer. Penned by Flynn Murray (Dread FM) and produced by the powerhouse duo of Flynn Murray and Erik Miles, the album is a testament to their collaborative prowess, offering a rich tapestry of rock, hip-hop, and electronic elements.

With early support from BBC Introducing and a reputation for dynamic live performances, Dread FM has shared stages with acclaimed acts like Slum Village, Fliptrix, and Red Snapper. In addition to his highly anticipated debut album, Dread FM is set to feature on an upcoming collaborative single with The Skinner Brothers (details to be announced soon).

With the release of Runner, excitement mounts for the forthcoming debut album Who Killed the Vibe? Dread FM’s pioneering fusion of genres continues to challenge sonic perimeters, offering an electrifying musical experience for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.


Upcoming Live Dates:

Daltons, Brighton – Saturday 10th August