– «A unique sound that levitates somewhere between melancholy and euphoria.» Tonspion
«Tim Freitags soothing vocals got me all excited.» It's All...Read Biography
«A unique sound that levitates somewhere between melancholy and euphoria.» Tonspion
«Tim Freitags soothing vocals got me all excited.» It's All Indie
«Tim Freitag is playing themselves note-by-note into the hearts of music fans.» SRF
«A fresh young band aiming for the heights.» NegativeWhite
Although still in the springtime of their budding careers, Tim Freitag’s tunes have a mature, more autumnal spirit to them: withering, fading relationships, torn, shattered hearts, dark, ominous clouds on the horizon.
But, if based on this statement people are tempted to imagine a band of grizzled, grey-bearded grandpa artists, past their prime, well, then they’ve got another thing coming from these Zürich Boys! Songs like «Another Heart Has Lost Its Place», «Bruises», or «Hold On» start off soothing, smooth, slow only to give more power, more impact to the looming guitar-string storm of thunder coming later on. In contrast, «Baby I’ll Go» doesn’t simper around too long with unnecessary foreplay but goes right to the throat with pelvis-swinging pulsating action, through danceable guitar riffs, unashamedly embracing deep 60’s roots and tipping its hat to modern Indie Rock.
This is the quintessence of the tracks of this all-male quintet who, gig after gig after gig, have been performing and achieving what many Swiss bands have failed to, or only rarely, do: entertain and enchant a new, previously unknown audience, with hitherto unknown songs, over the course of an entire show. The secret of this magic lies in equal doses, on the one hand, with the charismatic, easy-on-the-eye, eccentric front man Janick Pfenninger and, on the other, with the impressive quantities of artistic sweat that Tim Freitag pour out onto audiences during their stage performances.
This highly potent aphrodisiac witnesses to the band’s honest commitment to and intense love of music and whisks away from the very onset any remaining wisps of bad mood or false inhibition right out of the club – or from every centimeter of the music festival grounds. With already more than 100 live concerts to the Five Zürich Boys’ credit, they have performed gigs at such in-scene music epicenters as Gonzo or the Rote Fabrik; prestigious locales such as Kaufleuten; but, also, on the grand world-famous stages of the Blue Balls Festival, Zermatt Unplugged, the Gurtenfestival, Stars in Town or Moon & Stars.
Even though their music contains an after-note of Autumn, Tim Freitag’s Pop’n’Roll is perfectly suitable as the full-blast soundtrack for the other three seasons as well, twenty-four hours a day, all the days of the week – not just for their namesake Thank God It’s “Freitags”!!! Their tunes can be played – oh, why not? – should be and are just right to be played at maximum volume every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every week…and that they are: the in-total more than 500’000 plays on Spotify didn’t happen at just one particular point in time, on one given weekday, but attest to the daily addiction that Tim Freitag’s sound instills.
—Schimun Krausz, RCKSTR Magazine
Tim Freitag are and always will be:
Janick Pfenninger (Vocals), Daniel Gisler (Keys), Severin Graf (Bass),
Lorenzo Demenga (Drums), Nicolas Rüttimann (Gitarre)