New Year Ninety 2018 – 70 to 61

Sadly once again in the New Year Ninety chart some bands featured no longer exist, in next years chart I would anticipate many are not yet formed.

Emerging Indie Bands is here to shine a spotlight on those bright lights in the sky at a moment in time no matter how fleeting the appearance.

The Franklys - New Year Ninety 2018

The Franklys

70. CWM (England)

69. The Franklys (Based in England)

68. Tiger Love (England)

67. Blanco White (England)

Colder Heavens – EP – Blanco White is available on iTunes.*

66. Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders (USA)

65. King Ziggy (England)

The Gypsy – King Ziggy is available on iTunes.*

64. Sixteen Jackies (USA)

Movie Was Bad – EP – Sixteen Jackies is available on iTunes,*

63. The Hemingways (England)

Never Alone – Single – The Hemingways is available on iTunes.*

62. Melvv (USA)

Lifeline (feat. Dana Williams) – Melvv is available on iTunes.*

61. The Purcells (USA)

Words Can’t Say is available on bandcamp.

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The Franklys – Weasel – Video

The England based new-wave quartet The Franklys will be releasing the LP Are You Listening? on the 12th of May.

The Franklys - Are You Listening? - artwork

The Franklys – Are You Listening? – artwork

Within the past twenty four hours Weasel – the second of the ten tracks was made available. A thunderous fury of high energy rock punches its way through the speakers, yet the quartet are able to reign everything together giving the song a tightness that gives the just under three and a third minutes composition its powerful presence.

Are You Listening? is available on Amazon.*

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The Franklys

The Franklys, a new-wave quartet based in London, England originating from Sweden, England and The USA is Zoë Biggs (Bass), Nicole Pinto (Drums), Fanny Broburg (Guitar) and Jen Ahlkvist (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar).

The Franklys - new-wave based in England

The Franklys – new-wave based in England

Turn up the speakers, stand up and move the furniture, then hit play – The Franklys will find you happily destroying everything in your pathway with an exuberant flailing body as percussion incessantly piles into the ears, with skipping beats whilst a mesmeric bass finds your head wildly bouncing in opposite directions to which a screaming multiplex of guitars sets the context as you reach for the vocal accompaniment.

The Franklys is able to harness the energy that sweats its way out of the speakers in manageable slices, where the raw dynamism is encapsulated in nuggets of shiny desire, without loosing the burning frustrations laying underneath, but not sprawling into a morass of incoherent noise.

As a regular reader, you will know, the moment you see ‘new-wave’ as a genre descriptor this is a recommendation as an immediate add to playlist and guess what? Do.

Having had the opportunity to take a listen to their back catalogue along with their forthcoming release, which comes out on the 27th – Bad News, I once again find myself positing, if you don’t want to pop The Franklys into your ‘must have’ on release, you are reading the wrong website.


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