On March 25th The Franklys release their new single ‘Comedown’ on CD and 7” through Electric Wood Records.
Comedown is a cautionary tale from the edge with a message of empowerment. Evoking classic Nuggets with an electrifying swagger and metallic crunch, Comedown sees The Franklys go for a “bigger and more instant sound”.
Listen now to the visceral ‘Comedown’ https://soundcloud.com/thefranklys/comedown
The Franklys embark on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they formed and promise each show will be ‘loud, raw, energetic, sweaty, and an exciting spectacle!” The Franklys first tour of 2016 starts in Brighton on February 29th and finishes 18 shows later with 2 shows in one day, first the Freehold Festival in Liverpool followed by The Firebug in Leicester on April 8th.
The Franklys, are an all girl rock ‘n’ roll band based in London. 50% Swedish, 25% British, 25% American, 100% rock’n’roll.
The Franklys have heard all those bullshit lines that you get when you’re a female rock band. “Oh, you can really play!” or worse, “You play pretty well for girls!” Zoë says simply “We just focus on making great music and having a laugh. For all of us, this is the band we always wanted to be in”.
This four piece force of nature features a rhythm section as solid and driving as an army tank, which consists of all-American drummer Nicole Pinto and home grown talent Zoe Biggs on bass. Fronting up the quartet like a pair of firecrackers are Swedish pair Jen Ahlkvist (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) with her bitter sweet and ever so edgy vocals, and Fanny Broberg (lead guitar), contributing double-barrelled screaming guitars and melodic guitar hooks, lending a rich variety to the styles and sounds that cascade off the stage.
The Franklys aim to make their first album later this year. For now, it’s all about getting out on stage and kicking ass. “Our show is energetic, frenetic and sweaty.” Jennifer says. “Prepare to be blown away”.
The Franklys love ’50s rock’n’roll, ’60s psych, ’70s punk, ’80s new wave and you will love The Franklys, so catch them at a show near you.
To pre order Comedown go to http://www.thefranklys.com/product/pre-order-single-comedown-limited-edition-7-vinyl/
The Franklys UK Tour Dates
29th Brighton Sticky Mike’s
3st Cambridge Anglia Ruskin
4th Ipswich Cult Cafe
5th Chelmsford The Asylum
9th Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s.
10th Glasgow Nice’n’Sleazy
11th Stanley The Top House
12th Northallerton The Fleece
17th London The Finsbury
18th Liverpool Bumper
19th Leeds Bad Apple
20th Manchester The Castle Hotel
24th Brighton Green Door Store
25th Winchester Railway
26th Bedford Esquires
1st Cardiff Clwb Ifor Back
2nd Liverpool Threshold Festival
2nd Leicester The Firebug
“All-girl garage group The Franklys come on with a smattering of Hives gusto.” -NME
“Like The Hives, but with better hair and make-up”
“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
”Mixing rock ‘n’ roll, surf, garage and punk, it’s a dynamic sound that hints at a bright future for The Franklys”
Vive Le Rock
“Dirty rock’n’roll, played by girls. You know, the kind your mother warned you about…”