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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

NEW FIND: THE FRANK & WALTERS



Most of what is sent my way isn't worth mentioning, but the highlight of my mailbox comes when I get cd's like the ones that arrived today from an Irish band from Cork called THE FRANK & WALTERS. I guess their latest record is out on FIFA Records and is called 'Souvenirs', which I think is brilliant. These guys are for fans of The Jam, Belle & Sebastian, Pavement and The Smiths.

They've been around for some time, releasing records on Setanta since the mid '90's but have only just started reaching over to the US. 'Souvenirs' was nominated for the 'Best Irish Album' 2005 Meteor Award up against U2 and Damien Dempsey.

I'll have a track for you on FUTURE SOUNDS 23.

BAND: THE FRANK AND WALTERS
ALBUM: SOUVENIRS (FIFA Records)2005

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is an excellent album

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Rothchild said...

I've been following the Franks for years now and the only thing that can be said is that they are one of the most criminally overlooked bands of our era, they write heartwrenching, uplifting yet melancholic songs that will stir your soul and help you feel more human again.

Streets ahead of any of yer coldplays or yer Athletes etc these guys are the real deal, if you like Souveniers you should really check out 'Beauty Becomes More than Life' as an example of their mastery of the genre.

2:14 AM  
Blogger lldope said...

i'm digging everything that was sent from them, including the newest bunch of songs on the 'You Asked Me' EP. deserves some attention, agreed!

4:41 PM  

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