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THE FRANCEENS (UK)
Garage Punk from York



The Franceens are a 3-piece from York, UK. Their music is a crossover of high-energy garage/punk and 50's rock and roll. The music is delivered with ferocity, honesty and precision. It's frantic, intense and full of raw power.

They are an exceptionally hard-working band, playing many gigs up and down the country whenever they can. They released their first EP entitled "Duck and Cover" in March 2013, on their own DIY label. This EP is now available for free download from their Bandcamp page.

They are a self-sufficient band, with DIY principles coursing through it's veins. The band is a tight combination of catchy riffs and vocal hooks, backed up by a solid rhythm. The Franceens fight for DIY rock and roll and believe in supporting your local live music scene, whilst also trying to discover and support new bands from further afield. Alongside gigging intensively, they put on and host monthly garage/punk gigs in their hometown of York, under the banner of "Behind The White Door".

In September 2013, The Franceens joined the almighty TNSrecords. October 2013 saw the band have their first taste of major radio-time, as their single "Attack" was played on BBC Radio 1 by Mike Davies on The Lockup show.






Reviews


"Zweite Band: Reingeschaut, drinnen geblieben, wie die meisten anderen auch, weil heiße Scheiße, THE FRANCEENS, haben nicht nur saugute Laune verbreitet, sondern schalten und walten mittlerweile einfach ziemlich alleine im ansonsten weitestgehend toten Crypt-Viertel. Seit den DIRTIES keine Band mehr mit so einem Feuer aus dieser Richtung gesehen. Unbedingt anschauen, wenn du im Garagenland wohnst. Als Lockmittel für den rauchfreien Abend im 1210 (kein Witz), dienten die alten Herren THE BOYS, die im Gegensatz zum letzten Mal etwas lustlos wirkten."
- Ox Fanzine, Live Review

"The Franceens sind eine junge Garage-Punkband aus Großbritannien, die sich anschickt, mit ihrem Debütalbum “Stepford Smiles” in die Fußstapfen der Armitage Shanks zu treten... Dass aus England einige gute Garage-Punkbands kommen, sollte nicht zuletzt dank Billy Childish bekannt sein. Eine neue junge Band, die ebenfalls diesen Beweis antritt, sind The Franceens aus York. Mit 'Stepford Smiles' legt das Trio nun ihr Debütalbum vor. Und das macht richtig Laune... Well done!"
- Trashrock Mag

"Und es gibt sie doch noch, die kleinen hellen Schimmer am dunklen Horizont. Zu einem dieser Lichtblicke zählen bei mir ab sofort 'The Franceens' aus York (UK), die fest an den DIY Gedanken glaubend ihr Debüt 'Stepford Smiles' ins Rennen schicken... Warum kompliziert wenn es auch einfach geht lautet hier die Devise. Frei von der Leber weg gibt es auf dem Album 9 bzw. 10x geballten GaragePunk n Roll, dem man die Freude der einzelnen Bandmitglieder an ihrem Tun deutlich anhört. Besonders angetan bin ich von dem schleppendem 'Attack', aber auch schnellere Stücke wie 'Bomb' oder 'Alarm' wissen zu überzeugen."
- Moloko Plus

"Guitarist and vocalist Dan Gott is a barely contained explosion of a frontman, slinging around, over and off the stage with a manic fury. But despite this, and the inherent roughness of garage rock, possibly the most impressive thing is how tight the band is. The rhythm section (Naomi Westerson on bass and Miles Morrison on drums) aren’t just a solid backing band, but a real and (you get the feeling) indispensable part of The Franceens’ signature sound. They play with force and precision, though in a more understated way than Dan himself. This clearly isn’t Dan Gott & The Franceens; they’re a real band, in every sense of the term, and one of the best I’ve seen in a long time."
- Mangoneblog, Live review

"If you go to the usually peaceful historic city of York you'll hear a rumbling..., follow it towards its source you'll realise it's a backbeat and get closer you'll hear a feedback ridden full on guitar - get to its source and you'll find the best garage-punk band in Christendom. Naomi (bass/vocals) and Miles (drums) provide a rhythm tight as a ducks arse as a backdrop to Dan (vocals/guitar) who manically rules the stage (sometimes off it as well) with more energy than a young Meerkat on methedrine... They charge through a set of short punchy one word titled songs never quite knowing what dan will do next - you can't take your eyes off his manic antics and will often come off the stage into the audience... They are touring again soon check their FB page out if they are playing anywhere near you go check 'em out - you won't see a better live band this year..."
- Live review by Kelvin Knight, The Sonic Observer

"Debut album from The Franceens; the York based three piece who with ‘Stepford Smiles’ have unleashed a salivating beast on a largely unsuspecting public – this really is a glorious racket."
- Louderthanwar.com

"The Franceens have a stripped-down garage punk sound that I like very much. There’s an energy in there that shines through every track and a back-to-basics rawness that shines when they are at their best – rocking out. While definitely possessing a very old school sound, reminiscent of The Hives at times, they are still a band I’d like very much to catch live in the here and now. I can imagine them putting on a great, sweaty show."
- Scenebetterdays.com

"Die Band kommt aus York, UK, ihr Label aus Manchester, und auf dem Debütalbum "Stepford Smiles" verbreitet der Dreier ausgesprochen gute Laune. Hektischer, überdrehter Garage-Punk steckt hier drin, aber auch schwer rockender STOOGES-Sound und eine Spur DICKIES-Helium-Punk. Keine Kombination von der Stange, die Produktion ist laut und direkt, man spürt förmlich die Energie, die THE FRANCEENS transportieren. Musik, die aus dem Bauch kommt und in den Allerwertesten tritt - pure Energie. Würden die NEW BOMB TURKS noch touren, ich würde ihnen dieses Trio als Vorband ans Herz legen."
- Ox Fanzine

 

The Franceens – Alarm


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 Upcoming shows

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Band

  • Dan Oliver Gott – lead vox, guitar
  • Naomi Westerman – backup vox, bass
  • Miles George Morrison – drums

Discography

  • 2014 – “n/a” 7″ single, TNS records
  • 2013 – “Stepford Smiles”, CD/LP, TNS records
  • 2013 – “Duck and Cover”, Debut EP

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