Toronto, Canada

A self-described experimentalist, born in Nigeria, raised in Montreal, and now working in Vancouver; DEBBY FRIDAY is an anomaly. Her work spans the spectrum of the audio-visual, resisting categorizations of genre and artistic discipline. She is at once a sound theorist and musician, composer and performer, video artist, poet and PUNK GOD. In 2018, she released her first self-produced EP, titled BITCHPUNK, to reverberating underground acclaim. Friday’s multi-disciplinary practice explores themes of ritual and feminine aggression as well as discourses of power, forces of diaspora and the aesthetics of eroticism. Her sophomore release, the DEATH DRIVE EP, came out during the summer of 2019, on Deathbomb Arc, to staggering critical acclalim. DEATH DRIVE has features from NON Worldwide’s, Chino Amobi, and labelmate Lana Del Rabies but was written, produced and engineered entirely by FRIDAY herself. Despite zero publicists being involved in the marketing of this album – the EP received Bandcamp Album of the Day, and glowing reviews from Pitchfork, The Quietus, The Wire, The Fader, The Needle Drop, and many, many others. DEBBY got her start as a DJ, opening for acts including Mykki Blanco & Princess Nokia. She has done mixes for NTS, Thump and Noisey and has collaborated on tracks w/ Clipping, Deli Girls, DJ Haram and Ouri.
Wed 3/22 11:20pm: DEBBY FRIDAY at Neurolux