If we were to define the sound of 2017 so far, loud is definitely a word that would come to mind. Bands from up and down the country are turning themselves up to eleven, and injecting a much needed shot of adrenaline into this country's music scene. And now we've found ourselves enjoying the incredibly energetic sounds of Chelmsford-based musician FREAK.

After ending up on a number of new music showcases throughout much of this year so far, FREAK aka Connar Ridd follows up his breakthrough single 'Nowhere' with another high-octane dose of frenzy in the form of 'Cake'.

Much like his work to date, 'Freak' is a three-minute blast of power-punk with just the right level of snarl and unconventional attitude. Following in the footsteps of recent trendsetters like Slaves and Hinds, the 18-year-old has adopted a DIY approach to his sound, making it all the more exciting and raw.

FREAK will spend the bulk of February touring in support of INHEAVEN, and you can check out the video for 'Cake' in the player below.