“The Franklys come on with a smattering of Hives gusto” NME Magazine
“Fun filled garage rock with a pop twist, The Franklys have a feminine edge which sets them apart from their more laddish contemporaries” Clash Magazine
The Franklys have been touring hard since the release of their debut album and are kicking off 2019 with their release of ‘Illusions’, preceding their forthcoming EP ‘Framed’, out April 5th.
Drawn to the raw and engaging indie rock scene emerging from the UK, Swedish Jen Ahlkvist and Fanny Broberg packed up their guitars to come to London intent on carving out a new vital sound. After crossing paths with bassist Zoe Biggs and drummer Lexi Clark, The Franklys were formed with a determination for creating energetic and powerful rock music.
Wasting no time, the band threw themselves into relentless touring, extending their reach across the UK, Europe and America. After performances at Isle of Wight and Download festivals, they completed the circuit of O2 venues in the UK opening up for Airbourne. The Franklys went on to feature in an Apple Music advert, exclusively aired during The Brit Awards 2017, and released their debut album ‘Are You Listening?’ later that same year. The release of their single ‘Castaway’ from the album was described as ‘the best thing they’ve done to date’ by Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music.
‘Framed’ is an immediately impactful release with four exquisitely honed alt-rock anthems, primed for fist raising crowds across the world. The bands knack for unforgettably catchy songwriting is firing on all cylinders here with lush vocal harmonies and walls of soaring guitars. Lead single ‘Not Guilty’ utilises massive AC/DC-esque sliding riffs and gang vocals that’ll have you chanting for days while EP highlight ‘Illusions’ was perfectly catered for their live shows with uplifting hooks and powerhouse chorus. Beat driven ‘Small Town Small Talk’ highlights the bands dynamism and closer ‘Mayday’ boasts a killer glam melody with empowering anti-Brexit lyricism.
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