First thing’s first. Name and position in the band, please?
Tommy and I’m the singer.
You guys have said that you’re doing your own thing and you’re veering away from having the same style as everyone else. Describe “your sound” and what makes you different from other bands on the scene today.
One thing that we have kept which you don’t often find with bands who come from England surprisingly is the English accent. We have veered away from the indie scene and are a safe distance away from the emo scene landing us with some sort of rock/pop/alternative sound which we believe is quite unique.
Just to give everyone an idea of your sound, finish this sentence:
“If you like the band_________, you’ll dig us, too!”
If you like The Beatles, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand, you’ll probably dig us too.
If you had the chance to pick your dream lineup of bands that you think would be complimentary to your sound to tour with, what bands and why?
It would be incredible to gig with the likes of Elbow, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand and Of Montreal. whether we would complement each other’s sound is debatable, but audiences these days like a bit of variety.
What is your overall goal as a band at this exact moment? What are you focusing on?
At the moment, we’re working on making our first album as good as it can be. We’re looking over old songs and adding ideas which, now that we’ve all developed together, are really making an impact on our earlier material.
What can we expect from your upcoming album?
Something different! You never get a second chance to make a first album so were putting everything we’ve got into it. There are a variety of different songs. The obvious “poppy” and “radio friendly” tracks, but also the darker and more intricate album tracks. We are currently debating the tracks which we will put on and are asking questions like “is this track good enough?” or “is this track second album material?”
Where can listeners in the US go to hear more from you guys?
www.myspace.com/frankoUK We have 6 tracks up at the moment and there is talk about putting our newest recordings up soon.
Anything else to add?
We can’t wait to go to New York!