The Franklys Announce Debut Album ‘Are You Listening?’

‘Are You Listening?’ The Franklys demand an answer, scrawling it across the cover of their debut album. Out June 23rd on Hälta Hälta Records – the album finds Swedish Jennifer Ahlkvist and Fanny Broberg, East Anglian bassist Zoë Biggs and drummer Lexi Clark at their full creative tilt. It encapsulates The Franklys’ live energy and replicates perfectly the thrill of their live show. “We made a conscious decision to try and make as versatile record as possible with a mixture of energetic pop rock songs together with garage, punk, indie, hard rock and funk. Listening to it from start to finish really is a journey through all stages of our live show.”

Produced by Sean Douglas, The Franklys and Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello of The Graveltones, “we have finally managed to transfer the energy and how we sound live on to a record.”

The artist behind the striking artwork on the album is Cal Sino in Australia; “he’s just freaking amazing! He usually does some sort of alien erotica animation, but agreed to do something different and unique for us, and we couldn’t be happier with the result”

The Franklys have built a reputation for themselves as one of the most exciting live bands on the London circuit and beyond with relentless touring across the UK, Europe and America, including a recent support tour with Airbourne and festival slots at Isle of Wight 2015 and Download Festival 2016.

To celebrate the release of Are You listening? album, The Franklys embark on an extensive tour and play a special album launch show in London at The Old Blue Last on May 10th, where the band promise “a hairy rock fest!”.

Are You Listening?

1.         Castaway

2.         Weasel

3.         Puppet

4.         Keeper

5.         You Go, I Leave

6.         Don’t Kill Your Friends

7.         Too Tall

8.         Imaginarium

9.         Comedown

10.       Bad News

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Vinyl: HH01LP

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Upcoming Tour Dates


10th The Old Blue Last London

19th Esquires Bedford

24th Full Moon Cardiff

25th Cavern Club Exeter

26th Voodoo Lounge Stamford

27th The Doghouse Nottingham

28th The Golden Fleece Chelmsford

31st Crauford Arms Milton Keynes


1st Underground Bradford

2nd Star Inn Guilford

3rd  Camden Rocks London

7th Firebug Leicester

8th Lending Room Leeds

9th  Fibbers York

10th  Jumpin’ Jacks Newcastle


8th Tannerfest Festival


5th Verve Bar Leeds

6th Rebellion Festival

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