Frank and Walters line up for Barretstown Fundraiser in the Olympia

We’re delighted to be taking part in “Inspirations: in aid of Barretstown” at the Olympia on Thursday 11th April. We’re joining a bill of great Irish talent including The Coronas, Lisa Hannigan, The Strypes, The Walls and Maud in Cahoots.

Hosting on the night will be superstar DJ Ian Dempsey so it promises to be a great night. Make sure you pick up your tickets here and support this great cause.

Frank and Walters join the Coronas and Lisa Hannigan for Inspirations in aid of Barretstown

Inspirations in aid of Barretstown 2013 in the Olympia

 

Frank and Walters announce 20th Anniversary Tour of “Trains Boats and Planes”

The classic debut album from The Frank and Walters, Trains, Boats And Planes, will be played in it’s entirety to mark the 20th anniversary of it’s release. The band will also include selected highlights from their illustrious 23 year career. Stuffed full of hits, After all, Fashion Crisis Hits New York, This is not a Song, Walters Trip and Happy Busman to name a few, they obviously thought they were Michael Jackson back in those heady days of 1992. The recently released and highly acclaimed Greenwich Mean Time is available now in all good record stores and direct from the bands own shop (link below) where you can also obtain purple flares, orange polo necks and ceramic pudding bowls to re-create that haircut!

The cover from the Frank and Walters debut album Trains Boats and PLanes

In 1991 their first 3 releases EP1, EP2 and EP3 on fledgling label Setanta were all made Single of The Week in either NME or Melody Maker. Things didn’t stop there either, debut album ‘Trains Boats and Planes’ went top 10 and on the consequent tours the Franks were supported by both Radiohead and Suede.
The Trains Boats and Planes 20th Anniversary Show dates are:

Friday October 05th Molotow, Hamburg, Germany


Saturday October 06th Comet Club, Berlin, Germany

Saturday October 20th Walshes, Mitchelstown, Co Cork

Friday 26th October The Garage, London.

Saturday 27th October, The Louisiana, Bristol

Friday 2nd November, HMV Institute, Birmingham

Saturday 3rd November, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Thursday November 08th, King Tuts, Glasgow, Scotland (With Carter USM)

Friday November 09th, Academy, Leeds, England (With Carter USM)

Friday November 23rd, I Love Pop, Cologne, Germany

Sunday November 25th, Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld, Germany

Saturday 1st December Wolverhampton Civic Hall with Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Thursday December 13th, The Mercury Lounge, New York, USA

Friday December 21st, Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland

Saturday December 22nd Whelans, Dublin, Ireland

Saturday December 29th, Savoy, Cork, Ireland

Frank and Walters’ brand new single “Loneliness and Sweet Romance” Video

We’re delighted to show you the Frank and Walters’ brand new single “Loneliness and Sweet Romance” Video. “Loneliness and Sweet Romance” is the second single to be taken from the warmly received album “Greenwich Mean Time”. Enjoy!

Touring: just another excuse for Franks’ Statue Reenactments

So what’s the greatest thing about touring in an Indie band?

The great food? Meeting cool new people? Playing nice venues in different countries?

Nope. Reenacting statues is what it’s all about. Different city, different statues to reenact.

Frank and Walters Statue Reenactment: Lime Street Train Station, Liverpool

Franks Statue Reenactment: Bessie Braddock, Lime Street, Liverpool

Frank and Walters Statue Reenactment Gogartys

Frank and Walters Statue Reenactment: Gogarty's Temple Bar

Frank and Walters Statue Reenactment: The Lion

Frank and Walters Statue Reenactment: The London Lion

We’d like to think the Frank and Walters’ Statue Reenactments had a certain amount of class up until that last one. We have a few live dates coming up over the Summer so if you can think of a statue that’s begging to be reenacted then drop us a line on Twitter @FrankandWs or on Facebook.

 

Frank and Walters on TV 3’s Ireland AM

It’s been a media frenzy in The Frank and Walters world this past weekend. On Friday we were guests on TV 3’s Ireland AM which you can view above. It was an acoustic session playing our new single “Loneliness and Sweet Romance” which is available for download on May 18th.
We left the TV3 Studios and headed straight for Galway where we had a great night playing in The Roisin Dubh. The crowd were fantastic as they always are in Galway and we partied on late into the night.
On Saturday morning we made it to the Limerick Strand Hotel where we chatted to Sile Seoige on Newstalk FM.
And then we raced across Limerick to Spin 102’s studio. And all before Breakfast!

The Frank and Walters Visit Greenwich

Well folks it’s nearly two weeks since we started our UK tour supporting our new album “Greenwich Mean Time”. We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve gotten from people in Leeds, Liverpool, Portsmouth and London.

While we were on tour we decided that the next single from Greenwich Mean Time will be “If I’d known” which has been getting a great reaction at gigs. It’s also been featured as song of the week Today FM’s Ian Dempsey Show so tune in and let us know what you think!

We spent Sunday visiting Greenwich Village, which we’re told was named after a Frank and Walters album. And what did we do there? We rolled Rory down a hill.

The tour has been hugely enjoyable so far and we’re only half way through! Hopefully there’ll be some more hills around these venues where we can roll Rory.

March 30th Tullamore. The Thatch.
March 31st Dublin. Workman’s Club.
April 12th Cardiff. Buffalo Bar
April 14th Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
April 20th Clonakilty, Co. Cork De Barra’s,
April 27th Galway, Roisin Dubh
April 28th Limerick,  Dolans Warehouse

The inspiration behind new Frank and Walters Album “Greenwich Mean Time”

With only 3 days to go before the release of the new Frank and Walters album songwriter Paul Linehane tell’s us what his inspiration was behind the new songs.

“Grenwich Mean Time is essentially an album about time. Over the past few years I’ve become obsessed with time and trying to understand it. I don’t like the way that it has so much control over our lives, pulling us with it at it’s pace. I’ve been thinking that we probably spend too much time planning the future or thinking about the past. In that way we are wasting so much of our lives because I feel we need to live for now, otherwise we are not really living. If now is not a good place well then it is good to think of a brighter future or about the good times of the past. However I think that finding a balance leaning more to the present is what real living is all about.”

Frank And Walters photoshoot for new album "Greenwich Mean Time". This was shot in an abandonned naval base in Crosshaven Cork. The picture shows Ash Keating, Cian Corbett, Paul Linehane and Rory Murphy

Frank And Walters new album "Greenwich Mean Time" released March 9th

If you want a sneaky preview of the songs click here!

You can catch The Franks promoting “Greenwich Mean Time” at the following live dates:

March 16th Leeds. The Northern Monkey
March 17th Liverpool. Zanzibar.
March 23rd Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
March 24th London. Borderline.
March 30th Tullamore. The Thatch.
March 31st Dublin. Workman’s Club.
April 12th Cardiff. Buffalo Bar
April 14th Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
April 20th Clonakilty, Co. Cork De Barra’s,
April 27th Galway, Roisin Dubh
April 28th Limerick,  Dolans Warehouse