Line-up /FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS
Sunderland's finest purveyors of pop, Frankie & The Heartstrings bring their infamous indie club night Pop Sex to the Shacklewell Arms, London on Friday 24th February. The band themselves will be performing a headline live set, and will be performing a selection of new songs mooted for their second album, they're in the process of writing. Also appearing live are much-discussed Leeds newcomers Hookworms who have recently performed with the likes of The Men and Peaking Lights. In addition there will be special guest DJs yet to be announced.
FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS
The North East of England is seen as a particularly fertile breeding ground for a certain type of band: passionate, literate, pop-savvy groups of gentlemen hawking their well-dressed wares and spritely, arch guitar-driven pop music. Inevitably, there is always one band who rise to the top of their scene by virtue of being that bit better than the rest - a small but notable increment in quality that ensures excitement and longevity, and an ability to permeate the wider consciousness of the music world.
Frankie & The Heartstrings are a five-piece from Sunderland, Great Britain, a town noted for its down-at-heel introspection that more than occasionally veers into self-loathing. In a way it’s not surprising that it pushes up bands who, musically, seem the very opposite of that. Comprised of Frankie Francis (vocals), Michael McKnight (guitar), Mick Ross (guitars and keys), Steven Dennis (bass) and Dave Harper (drums), Frankie & The Heartstrings are a heart-racing, foot-stomping traditionally brilliant British guitar band.
Tickets for this show are priced at £9 and are strictly limited, they go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd February