The British trio Fridge is guitarist Kieran Hebden, bassist Adem Ilhan and drummer Sam Jeffers, longtime friends from the Putney area who began playing music together while attending school. A chance record shop encounter with another friend helped put the group in contact with Output label chief Trevor 'The Underdog' Jackson, who signed them the next day. The first Fridge record, the single 'Lojen' was released in early 1997, with all three members still in their teens.
The first Fridge record, the single 'Lojen' was released in early 1997, with all three members still in their teens. The full-length 'Ceefax' followed a few months later, but it was their final release of 1997, the 'Anglepoised' EP, which won the group their first significant radio airplay and critical raves; the equally brilliant 'Lign' -- a tandem seven-inch and twelve-inch release with no overlapping tracks -- appeared during the early weeks of 1998. The second Fridge LP, 'Semaphore', arrived that March, and was followed by Orko, another seven- and twelve-inch doublepack; the EP was their last new material for Output, with the trio signing to Go Beat! soon after. A two-disc collection of their Output singles, 'Sevens and Twelves', was issued in late 1998; with a full album, EPH, following the next year. Fridge released their fourth full length, "Happiness" in 2001 on the Temporary Residence label.
Following a lengthy hiatus, the band started work on recording their fifth album in 2005: titled "The Sun", it is scheduled for release in June 2007.
Kieran Hebden has released solo material under the name 'Four Tet'. In 2004 and 2006 Adem Ilhan released two solo albums, 'Homesongs' and 'Love and Other Planets', under the name Adem.
The three musicians have also worked on occasion as the backing band for Badly Drawn Boy, and remixed his single 'Another Pearl'.
1991 Born in Tasmania in March. Moved to Melbourne in July Played with Tumbleweed, Cosmis Psychos, Beasts of Bourbon, Bored! October toured Tassie November recorded "space junk" December tour of Tassie 1992 Played with Meanies, Spiderbait, Celibate Rifles, Hard-Ons March toured Sydney First single "green room / fridge" released May July toured Tassie then returned to Melbourne to record "lung" for "Crack in the sun, fade in the shade" compilation released in November In October the band toured Brisbane and later that month saw the release of the compilation "12 heads no brains" containing 3 Fridge songs December toured Sydney 1993 In February played in Melbourne with Iggy Pop May saw another tour of Tassie. In June the band played in Sydney with You Am I and began recording "cactus" July tour of Tassie. 1994 In May "cactus" was released Tour of Tassie in June In September Fridge toured Sydney and began recording "an intoxicating breath of fresh air" 1995 Tours to Tasmania in Feb, Oct, and Dec. July "an intoxicating breath of fresh air" was released 1996 With the members now living in Tas, Vic, NSW, & Qld gigs were select Feb in Tas, March in Melbourne with Monster Magnet April in Brisbane with Magic Dirt and Sydney with The Living End 1997 Family commitments saw no gigs 1998 In December the band got together for two shows in Tasmania 2006 reformed for one show at the Tote.