Frankie & The Heartstrings mark a welcome return this summer and are pleased to announce details of their third album ‘Decency’ on July 10th through Pop Sex Ltd. A taster of what’s to come can be viewed below with the track ‘Save It For Tonight’:
The band continue to ignore the lure of lucre and bright lights and remain steadfastly in Sunderland, opening their own record store in the city’s redundant Tourist Office bringing much heralded impetus to the creative heart of Sunderland and it’s many like-minded souls. Amongst the artist who have supported their venture and played recently are The Vaccines, Franz Ferdinand and James Bay.
‘Decency’ follows 2013’s ‘The Days Run Away’ and sees the band continue their uncanny knack for conjuring up moments of introspective beauty whilst encapsulating the band’s ideals, both socially and politically. The pop suss that flowed through previous releases still reigns but ‘Decency’ embellishes those hooks and melodies creating some of the band’s best work to date.
Recorded at the tail end of last summer at Leeds’ Suburban Homes studio with MJ (Hookworms) at the controls, ‘Decency ‘ also sees Futurehead Ross Millard on extra-curricular duty with guitar and vocal artistry making his recording debut as a fully-fledged Heartstring.
Meanwhile, Frankie & The Heartstrings embark on their first major shows of 2015 with shows throughout May …
5th BRISTOL Crofters Rights
6th PORTSMOUTH Drift Southsea
7th TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
8th BRIGHTON Bleach
9th COVENTRY Kasbah
11th MANCHESTER Night & Day
12th LEEDS Brudenell games room
13th NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
14th SCUNTHORPE Lincoln Imp
15th SHEFFIELD Plug
16th MIDDLESBROUGH Westgarth Social Club