NEW SINGLE ‘STEVEN HAWKINS’ OUT ON 31 MARCH 2014 ON MOONSHINER RECORDS
“…they put the angular into the grungealist revival allowing their riffs to trip and stutter over the beat, it’s spiky but utterly slacker faithful…with a bit of luck in the right places, these guys should be going even more places next year .” N- Artrocker
“Francobollo will rock your world!” – John Kennedy – Xfm
FRANCOBOLLO continue their series of infectious single releases with new track “Steven Hawkins” out on March 31st on the newly launched band’s own label Moonshiner Records. The track was recorded by producer Cam Blackwood (We Are Scientists, CSS, London Grammar, George Ezra), who personally invited them to record at Voltaire Studios in South London.
Following on their tradition of self-producing surreal/slightly mental videos (see I Found a Bike Today, Basketball, We’re Going to… Rio), for ‘Steven Hawkins’ they headed back to their hometown Malmo with a jacket, a discerning brick and a GoPro camera to terrorise the neighbourhood. It doesn’t quite go to plan…
WATCH ‘STEVEN HAWKINS’ VIDEO HERE:
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FRANCOBOLLO, made up of Simon Nilsson, Sean Bean and Petter Grevelius, hit the shores of the UK from Sweden in 2009. Picking up Londoner Sam Bailey and more recently fellow Swede Wiya Ngeh on their journey, they’ve honed their raucous own brand of wonky grungy pop, slowly picking up a growing legion of dedicated pit-filling Francophiles along the way. Combining dashes of Beck, Pavement and Nirvana, they create a unique cacophony of melody infused guitar-pop with twinges of electronics picking up the energy.
FRANCOBOLLO are planning another single this summer, before a big release before the end of the year. They are currently on a UK tour, which includes a Single Launch show in London at Sebright Arms on March 28th
21/03/14 – Delius, Bradford
22/03/14 – Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff
27/03/14 – Green Door Store, Brighton
28/03/14 – Sebright Arms, London
29/03/14 – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes