Love The Franklys!!!!
but just in case you haven’t listened to them yet…..
The Franklys are an all-girl garage rock’n’roll band based in London, featuring a rhythm section as solid and driving as an army tank, which consists of all-American drummer Nicole Pinto and home grown talent Zoë Biggs on bass. Fronting up the quartet like a pair of firecrackers personified are Swedish pair Jen Ahlkvist, (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), and Fanny Broberg (lead guitar), contributing with double-barrelled screaming guitars and melodic guitar hooks, lending a rich variety to the styles and sounds that cascade off the stage.
These four ladies have been making themselves known around the capital since they kicked it all off with a sell-out show at London’s historical 100 Club in 2012. Since then the girls have been working hard both in the studio and on the road with multiple hard rocking performances, and a tour through East-coast America in October 2013. Early 2014 saw their first gigs in Sweden, plus numerous dates across London. Further UK-wide dates followed in the summer of 2014, which included playing both the Main Stage and the XFM Stage at Strawberry Fields Festival in Leicestershire. Autumn 2014 will see the band play shows in Germany and Norway as well as a return to Camden’s legendary Barfly and the John Peel Centre in Suffolk.
Between extensive touring, The Franklys have released an eponymous debut EP in early 2013, and follow up single ‘Puppet’ in spring 2014 which was recorded on 2″ tape and released on a 7″ limited edition vinyl, both produced and mastered by Sean Douglas (Adam Ant, Wire) and Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys) at Fish Factory Studios in London. The ‘Puppet’ music video had an exclusive premiere on Clash Magazine’s website in April, with recognition in various other press such as Artrocker, Vive le Rock and Sonic Shocks.
The second single ‘What You Said” was recently recorded at legendary Rockfield Studios (Queen, Oasis and, most recently, Royal Blood), and produced by Sean Genockey (RedRacer) and mastered by Ed Woods (Muse, Roger Daltrey). The single will be digitally released worldwide on 13th October.
The Franklys’ music has been spun heavily on radio stations, both in the UK and overseas, on London’s A1 Radio, Roundhouse Radio as well as on Artrocker Radio, Bugbear Radio, Front Range Radio and Hard to Port Radio in Baltimore, USA. The girls have also been sponsored by clothing giants Fred Perry, as well as recently featuring on the Fred Perry Subculture website. (From Their BIO On Soundcloud)