Born out of a mutual appreciation for soft synths and euphoric beats, Frenship are an electropop duo hailing from Los Angeles, California.
The two began creating music together as songwriters in 2013. Pursuing the avenue of summery, feel-good electronic pop, the duo made their debut on SoundCloud with the track "Knives," created with Norwegian tropical house producer Matoma. The track quickly caught fire on the Web and began to generate buzz, which led the duo to upload a second track, "Nowhere." The song garnered comparisons to new wave pioneers @Tears for Fears, albeit with overtones of modern house. Having generated a burgeoning fan base already, Frenship's hype really took off when they premiered the track "Carpet," described by Sunderland as representing a stressful time in his life. They then followed up with "Capsize," a collaboration with singer/songwriter @Emily Warren that quickly went viral. The song charted in multiple territories and went platinum in New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. Frenship released their debut EP, Truce, during the fall of 2016 on Columbia Records.