FRANKIIE

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The search for meaning and a period of self-discovery catalyzed Vancouver dream rock band FRANKIIE’s writing process a few years back, launching the band into a period of self- assertion. Years of touring and the pursuit of different projects have resulted in an act of unity, channeled through Forget Your Head, their forthcoming debut record, out September 20th on Paper Bag Records, which couples the vocal prowess of Feist with the bass-driven, intuitive playing of Warpaint.

Since releasing their debut EP, Girl of Infinity, in 2015, which established the group as deeply harmonious and gifted lyricists, FRANKIIE have grown through playing live globally and taking their writing in a new direction, embracing a nuanced sound which blends psych, alternative rock, and post-punk.

The four women have relished their opportunity to push themselves as artists, claiming their space on the international touring circuit. Most recently, FRANKIIE embarked on a May 2019 tour of the UK and Europe (including international showcase FOCUS Wales) in support of lead album single, “Dream Reader,” whose haunting melodies describe the emotional rebirth crucial to the making of Forget Your Head. Previous tours have taken the band from eastern Canada, as well as up and down the west coast through to Mexico.

“I think honestly what we’ve been doing is becoming better musicians,” reflects vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter Nashlyn Lloyd. Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Francesca Carbonneau agrees, enthusing about the band’s ability to turn touring “into an adventure,” as they have steadily played increasingly larger stages. The band’s opening slot on celebrated UK group The Charlatans’ eastern North American tour in fall 2018 was a milestone, as they played their biggest stages in their continuing journey as best friends and collaborators.

Written over a period of two years, Forget Your Head took shape as the band engaged in writing sessions outside of the city, holing up in smaller locales, such as Nanaimo or Gibsons, to jam, before recording with Jason Corbett of ACTORS at his Jacknife Sound studio. Corbett played an integral role in fine tuning Forget Your Head, explains Carbonneau: “It’s great working with Jason because he’s always willing to work on an idea you might have and go back in and try things until it feels right. His patience and passion are a killer combo for a producer.”

“Funny Feelings” embraces the surf-rock sound the band found through exploring tone and working with new guitars and pedals, as the ominous yet playful track encourages the listener to “feel your intuition.” It’s lush, full band instrumentation recalls the group’s live show, where each player imbues the group with strength and the joy they find in performance.

One of the album’s standout tracks is “Compare,” stemming from Carbonneau’s experience of trawling deep through another’s social media. The track’s rollicking guitars and keys float along an invigorating bass line, giving structure to visions of “a sea of screens.” “We have become normalized to a world of voyeurism, but what we see is often just the projection of a life that isn’t even truly real,” she explains. “We can get lost in the illusion of beauty and success of others; of strangers, and in turn feel like our own life doesn’t measure up.”

It is self-identity which dominates Forget Your Head and has informed FRANKIIE’s approach to accepting change and continuing to grow as artists. “Everything is impermanent, nothing is forever, and so I think that’s a huge lesson in not trying to control everything,” asserts Carbonneau.

Forget Your Head marks the beginning of a new adventure for FRANKIIE, whose work ethic and commitment to their music has paved a bright future for the group. The women of FRANKIIE look forward to touring the world and gaining new audiences through connecting via the messages of self-love and discovery which their album harnesses.

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Press

10-01-2018

Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” is built upon a carpet of drones and a very minimalistic, yet effective drums/bass pattern – hear it through The Burning Ear!

07-08-2018

Wee Claire share Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” over on the blog!

07-08-2018

Frankiie’s ‘beautifully bleak’ “Glory Me” is one of B-Sides & Badlands’ 60 Best Songs of 2018 (So Far)!

07-01-2018

Watch Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” video over at Glamglare!

07-01-2018

Hear beautiful tracks from Frankiie and For Esmé in The Indie Folx’s Best of INDIE POP 2018 Spotify playlist!

06-21-2018

Hear Basement Revolver and Frankiie in Big Takeover Magazine’s Top 10 roundup!

06-03-2018

York Calling share Frankiie’s new “Dream Reader” visuals!

06-03-2018

Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” takes the sixth slot on The Strombo Show / House of Strombo’s Magnificent 7!

06-03-2018

Frankiie explain their new video/single “Dream Reader” over on When The Horn Blows!

06-03-2018

Watch Frankiie’s new “Dream Reader” video over at Ride the Tempo!

06-03-2018

GRUNGECAKE include Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” in their latest 7@7 evening playlist!

06-03-2018

Hear Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” over at Swedish outlet FV Indie!

06-03-2018

Hear Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” in Blahblahblahscience’s Top 12 of the Week Spotify playlist!

06-03-2018

Get Some Magazine think that Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” sounds like it is being delivered from another dimension – listen now!

06-03-2018

New music from Frankiie, Jesse and the Dandelions, and Goosebump on the latest Audible/Visual Hoots over at Grayowl Point!

06-03-2018

The Grey Estates’ Spotify playlist is stacked with amazing tracks by Freedom Baby, Ace of Wands, Ellevator, Emilie Mover, and Frankiie!

06-03-2018

Northern Transmissions’ Video of the Day is “Dream Reader” by Frankiie!

06-03-2018

Watch Frankiie’s new “Dream Reader” video over at We Love That!

06-02-2018

The Revue feature “Dream Reader,” the new single from Frankiie, in the latest edition of The Matinee!

06-02-2018

High Five For add Frankiie’s “Dream Reader” to their Eh Canada Spotify playlist!

06-02-2018

Frankiie and Never Betters are included in Various Small Flames’ April 2018 roundup!

06-02-2018

The Grey Estates premiere “Dream Reader” by Frankiie!

05-17-2018

“Glory Me,” Frankiie’s ‘celebration of uncertainty,’ is featured in this week’s edition of Audible Hoots over at Grayowl Point!

04-25-2018

You can hear Frankiie’s “Glory Me” in the latest episode of Ola’s Kool Kitchen – listen now!

04-06-2018

Hear Frankiie’s “Glory Me” in the 11th edition of Various Small Flames’ Bright Sparks series!

04-04-2018

Hear Frankiie’s “Glory Me” in the latest episode of The Strombo Show!

04-02-2018

Frankiie’s “Glory Me” was Song of the Day yesterday over at Somethinggood Music!

03-27-2018

Stereofox are looking forward to hearing the rest of Frankiie’s debut LP – stream “Glory Me” while you wait for more from the Vancouver four piece!

03-27-2018

I Heart Moosiq swoon over Frankiie’s “Glory Me” – listen now over on the blog!

03-27-2018

The AU Review make Frankiie’s “Glory Me” their Video of the Day!

03-21-2018

At cost magazine shares “Glory Me” from Frankiie – watch/stream now!

03-21-2018

Canada Cool by TUNE new music playlists on Spotify is stacked! Hear tracks from Frankiie, Mute Choir, Ellevator, Jaunt, Miesha & the Spanks, The Bandicoots, Basement Revolver, Young Galaxy, Humans, Adrian Underhill, Kira May, Everett Bird, and Rich Aucoin!

03-21-2018

Cohl Kids share Frankiie’s “Glory Me” video!

03-19-2018

Northern Transmissions dub Frankiie’s “Glory Me” visuals their Video of the Day!

03-19-2018

B-Sides & Badlands include Frankiie’s “Glory Me” video in their Boombox Blitz series!

03-19-2018

Listen to Discover’s #FridayFinds Spotify playlist features Frankiie, The Crowleys, Kira May, Dom Fricot, Ellevator, DYLYN, Nuela Charles, Deanna Petcoff!

03-19-2018

Hear Frankiie’s “Glory Me” over at Music Injection Aus!

03-19-2018

Frankiie’s “Glory Me” is The Spill Magazine’s Track of the Day!

03-19-2018

Born Music share “Glory Me,” the new single/video from Frankiie!

03-19-2018

Frankiie’s “Glory Me” is included in vol. 37 of B-Sides & Badlands’ Freshly Squeezed new music Spotify playlist!

03-18-2018

Frankiie are featured in the latest edition of thereviewsarein.com’s New Music Spotlight!

03-18-2018

Frankiie’s “Glory Me” was Song of the Day over at Sounds & Books this past Friday March 9th!

03-18-2018

Big thanks to The Grey Estates for sharing Frankiie’s “Glory Me” – listen now over at the blog!

03-18-2018

The new singles from both Frankiie and Deanna Petcoff are featured in The Revue’s latest edition of The Matinee ’18!

03-18-2018

Frankiie’s “Glory Me” is included in GigSlutz’s Tracks of the Week!

03-18-2018

“Glory Me” by the ‘new, improved, recalibrated’ Frankiie is Track of the Day over at The Von Pip Musical Express!

03-18-2018

Canadian Beats share “Glory Me,” Frankiie’s new video – watch it now!

03-17-2018

EXCLUSIVE: Billboard premieres the video for “Glory Me” by Frankiie today!