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Old 30-01-2012, 04:14 PM
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Default The Frank & Walters new single - Feb 14

'Indie Love Song' is the new single by The Frank & Walters and will be available for download on i-Tunes on Valentine's Day (February 14).

The Franks' new album, Greenwich Mean Time, will be out in March on FIFA Records.

The Franks will team up with Slow Motion Heroes and Dead School for the album's official UK launch at The Borderline, London, on Saturday, March 24. Tickets are already selling fast for this one:

http://venues.meanfiddler.com/border...school-tickets
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:10 PM
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The Frank & Walters will be playing 'Indie Love Song' on The Late Late Show tomorrow night, Friday February 3.

First appearance on the show!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:40 PM
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The Frank & Walters will be playing 'Indie Love Song' on The Late Late Show tomorrow night, Friday February 3.

First appearance on the show!
jaysus, took rte long enough to invite them, should have happened 20 years ago
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:38 AM
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Great song
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:02 PM
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yeah heard Dave Fanning playing it the other night, catchy song
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Old 13-02-2012, 02:00 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI-_dkrN5yU

Great song & video.
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Old 26-02-2012, 01:03 AM
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Nice review here of the new album, out on FIFA Records on Friday, March 9

http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/m...t-3031591.html

By Eamon Carr
Saturday February 25 2012

The Frank and Walters - Greenwich Mean TIme (FIFA Records)

Pure pop is timeless. It fizzles like bubbles in lemonade. Or Champagne. Great pop songs might seem simple, but they're difficult to write and even harder to record.

The Undertones knew how to write a great pop song. Another Irish band with a gift for infectious melody, memorable hooks and an inherent sense of wonderment is The Frank And Walters.

From Cork, they brightened Top of the Pops in the early '90s. After All was the biggest of their singles, as they made magazine covers and packed out venues.

Following the release of the album Trains, Boats and Planes in 1992, the Franks retreated from public gaze. I can't remember why. Probably a combination of daft industry stuff and the band's cheery exuberance being deemed uncool by London marketing wallahs.

Certainly, their resolve took a battering. But to their credit, despite losing one of the original trio, the Franks stuck with it. Not the most prolific, they've released just five albums and a compilation of B-sides in their 20-year career.

But if this was a movie script it would deserve a big, bright happy ending. And we might just have it.

This album opener, the single Indie Love Song is the Frank and Walters' song I've been waiting for since those heady early days. Ringing guitars adorn a driving tune that rises into the glorious chorus, "I tried to write you an indie love song. All I came up with, was only this one. Wo ooh ooh ooh."

Enchanting

The band's lyrical minimalism and gift for saying a lot with just a few well-chosen words is a style that shares something with Iggy Pop.

That's Life comes wrapped in a wonderful early Beatles'-style riff. "Wait 'til the weekend," sings bass-player Paul Linehan, a man who should be hailed The Voice of Ireland.

These 12 enchanting songs deal with aspects of time. "Twenty years and we're still alright," they chorus. Glorious. Given that they record on their own Fifa Records, it's apt to quote the old sporting proverb, "Form is temporary, class is permanent".
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Old 27-02-2012, 02:17 AM
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I am looking forward to the new material.

They are a credit to Cork. Have to agree they know how to write great tunes.
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