We Beat The System
Tue 15 Feb 2011 Price: £7.50 Doors Open: 20:00Buy tickets ShareThis
Frankie & The Heartstrings announce a thirteen-date UK tour for February today following the announcement last week of their debut album. Titled “Hunger”, the album was produced by Edwyn Collins and will be released on 21st February 2011 on PopSex Ltd / Wichita Recordings.
“One of the best live bands in Britain” The Guardian
The album will be preceded by the release of “Hunger” as a single on 14th February - a new recording of the song that introduced this special Sunderland five-piece to the world last December via a one-off ltd edition 7” vinyl on Rough Trade.
“The original idea for “Hunger” was drawn from the meaning of the word in the 1890’s novel “Hunger” by Knut Hamsun,” explains singerFrankie Francis. “It’s a term that invokes all our inspirations, be it musically, literary or physically, for the cause. We have overcome many sacrifices on our own individual journeys and gather a bigger passion for the cause each day".
The record was produced by Edwyn Collins at his West Heath Studio in London. “It's been amazing and magnificent to work with the wonders of Sunderland,” he says of their time in the studio and on tour together in November. The album features previous singles Hunger/Fragile and Tender/Want You Back, which so far have only been available on limited edition 7” vinyl.
Listen to FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS on Spotify: http://bit.ly/gBtxZd
It’s been a crazy year for Cloud Nothings since they burst onto the music scene last winter. At the time main man Dylan Baldi was eighteen, living at home, and making lo-fi indie rock on a crappy computer in his parent’s suburban basement outside Cleveland. Since then, Cloud Nothings has released an EP and a handful of singles, and the band has put a few North American tours under its belt. With all the internet notoriety and their recent signing with Carpark, Cloud Nothings are now able to record somewhere besides the basement. For a producer, Dylan chose Baltimore’s Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Recorded this past August in a warehouse studio in Baltimore’s famed Copycat Building (home to the original Wham City and many of the city’s best musicians and artists), the self-titled Cloud Nothings album shines through with a crispness and boldness that Dylan has always envisioned. The songs now sound as they do live: full of energy, precision, and catchy bits. Dylan plays all the instruments on the album, but this time without the lo-fi scuzz. The excitement and emotion are practically jumping off the grooves.
Listen to CLOUD NOTHINGS latest album Turning On on Spotify: http://bit.ly/cPytfX