Roadburn is pleased to welcome FRAIL BODY – not only to the festival, but to their first trip to Europe. The three-piece will be a long way from home when they take to the stage at Roadburn but we’re extremely confident that they’ll receive a warm welcome from eager Roadburners, making them feel right at home. 

Hailing from Illinois, the trio have already hit the road with the likes of Converge, KEN Mode, and Loma Prieta back home. Frail Body play a discordant, angular take on screamo, shot through with melody and a lightness of touch that makes their tortured missives emotive and captivating. Even in moments where the lyrics can’t quite be deciphered, the force of raw emotion is palpable. Their blend of unhinged hardcore and the reprieve of more gentle passages has had us hooked over the course of a handful of singles, EPs and one full length (so far).

Of their first foray into Europe, the band comments: “Playing Roadburn has been a goal of ours for years. We’re excited to be a part of an amazing festival that showcases great bands from across the spectrum of heavy music.”

With more new material on the horizon from Frail Body, we can’t wait to have them join us in Tilburg. 

– Becky Laverty

Date: April 20

Time: 23:50 - 00:30

Stage: The Engine Room