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The Franklys debut album Are You Listening? released June 23rd

Written by John Deaux
‘Are You Listening?’ The Franklys demand an answer, scrawling it across the cover of their debut album. Out June 23rd on Hälta Hälta Records – the album finds Swedish Jennifer Ahlkvist and Fanny Broberg, East Anglian bassist Zoë Biggs and drummer Lexi Clark at their full creative tilt. It encapsulates The Franklys’ live energy and replicates perfectly the thrill of their live show. “We made a conscious decision to try and make as versatile record as possible with a mixture of energetic pop rock songs together with garage, punk, indie, hard rock and funk. Listening to it from start to finish really is a journey through all stages of our live show.”
Produced by Sean Douglas, The Franklys and Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello of The Graveltones, “we have finally managed to transfer the energy and how we sound live on to a record.”
 
The artist behind the striking artwork on the album is Cal Sino in Australia; “he’s just freaking amazing! He usually does some sort of alien erotica animation, but agreed to do something different and unique for us, and we couldn’t be happier with the result”
 
The Franklys have built a reputation for themselves as one of the most exciting live bands on the London circuit and beyond with relentless touring across the UK, Europe and America, including a recent support tour with Airbourne and festival slots at Isle of Wight 2015 and Download Festival 2016. 
 
To celebrate the release of Are You listening? album, The Franklys embark on an extensive tour and play a special album launch show in London at The Old Blue Last on May 10th, where the band promise “a hairy rock fest!”
 
 
Are You Listening?  is an unequivocal triumph. So, are you?
 
Are You Listening? track listing 
1.         Castaway
2.         Weasel
3.         Puppet
4.         Keeper
5.         You Go, I Leave
6.         Don’t Kill Your Friends
7.         Too Tall
8.         Imaginarium
9.         Comedown
10.       Bad News
Cat number:-
CD: HH02CD 
Vinyl: HH01LP 
 
The Franklys are
Jennifer Ahlkvist – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Fanny Broberg – Lead guitar /Backing Vocals
Zoë Biggs – Bass
Lexi Clark – Drums

 

“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 
“The best thing they’ve done to date!’ 
Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music 
“All-girl garage group The Franklys come on with a smattering of Hives gusto.” 
NME
 
The Franklys Tour dates 
MAY:
10th       The Old Blue Last  London
19th       Esquires  Bedford 
24th       Full Moon Cardiff
25th       Cavern Club  Exeter
26th       Voodoo Lounge Stamford
27th The Doghouse Nottingham
28th       The Golden Fleece Chelmsford
31st Crauford Arms  Milton Keynes

 JUNE: 

1st Underground Bradford 
2nd  Star Inn Guilford
3rd   Camden Rocks  London
7th  Firebug  Leicester
8th  Lending Room Leeds
9th   Fibbers  York
10th  Jumpin’ JacksNewcastle 

JULY:
8th Tannerfest
AUGUST:
5th Verve Bar Leeds
6th Rebellion  Festival
 

About the author

John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter