FRANKIE COSMOS Shares ‘Sinister’ Video + Announces European Tour Dates

July 30, 2016
 Landon Speers

Landon Speers


Shares ‘Sinister‘ Video

European tour in September

‘Next Thing’ is out now via Bayonet Records

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for New York native Frankie Cosmos.

The project’s mastermind and songwriter Greta Kline and the band are soon to embark on another round of UK tour dates including The Dome, London on 8th September. More world tour dates have been announced today and can be found here.

26th – 27th August – Popganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday 28th August – Cafe Mono, Oslo, Norway
Monday 29th August – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark (tickets)
Tuesday 30th August  – Aalhaus, Hamburg, Germany
Wednesday 31st August – Pop Kultur Festival, Berlin, Germany (tickets)
Thursday 1st September – Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday 3rd September – End of The Road, Salisbury, UK (tickets)
Sunday 4th September – Electric Picnic, Ireland
Monday 5th September – Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
Tuesday 6th September – Headrow House, Leeds, UK (tickets)
Thursday 8th September – The Dome, London, UK (tickets)
Friday 9th September – Point FMR, Paris, France (tickets)
Saturday 10th September – Hog Hog Festival, Saint-Amans-Des-Cots, France
Sunday 11th September – House Show, Dijon, France
Monday 12th September – Le Romandie, Lausanne, Switzerland (tickets)*
Tuesday 13th September – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland (tickets)*
Wednesday 14th September – Bad Bonn, Dudingen, Switzerland (tickets)
Thursday 15th September – Palace St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland (tickets)
Saturday 17th September – Mocvara Club, Zagreb, Croatia (tickets)
Sunday 18th September – Art Gallery @ A38, Budapest, Hungary (tickets)
Monday 19th September – B 72, Vienna, Austria (tickets)
Wednesday 2nd November, Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík, Iceland
* with Chris Cohen

Frankie Cosmos has also just dropped the video for ‘Sinister’, another track from her critically acclaimed Next Thing LP. Kline tells us “The music video for Sinister was made by my friend Eliza Doyle, who is a video artist. Eliza had been working with Don Martone (the bodybuilder) on a movie called True Barbarian and she thought he’d make a good alter-ego for Frankie, wanting to play with the idea of fragmentary personas. I relate to the idea because for me it’s about having very different sides to myself, and needing those different personas to accept each other / co-exist”.

Frankie Cosmos – Sinister

More about Frankie Cosmos….

Greta Kline’s musical output as Frankie Cosmos exemplifies the generation of musicians born out of online self-releasing. Kline initially built a reputation with her prolific catalog of bedroom recordings and as a performer and advocate of New York’s All Ages DIY scene. The beauty in Kline’s writing does not lie within immense statements and large gestures, but instead can be found in her ability to examine situations and relationships with heartbreaking sincerity. In 2014 Kline released her first studio album, Zentropy. Within months of its release, Zentropy became one of the most critically acclaimed independent albums of the year and was named New York Magazine’s #1 Pop album of 2014.

In 2015, Kline signed to Bayonet Records, immediately releasing the Fit Me In EP where she experimented with writing in an electronic setting. Frankie Cosmos then began recording their first full-band album appropriately titled, Next Thing. Like Zentropy, Kline approached Next Thing by fleshing out several old home recordings, and by writing half of the album from scratch. Next Thing explores new emotional and instrumental territory for Frankie Cosmos.

Praise for Next Thing:

“instant classic” – BEAT

“‘Next Thing’ is the sound of an artist flourishing in her element” – DIY

“an honest but beautified version of the mixed-up life of a city kid” – Drowned In Sound

“Brilliant” – London In Stereo

“She can swing from knowing cynicism to vulnerable honesty.. She often hits the bullseye” – MOJO

“marvelously well-wrought trains of thought, cramming existential questions into the banality of everyday moments and finding something beatific even in the plainest of things” 8.5 / Best New Music – Pitchfork


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