In terms of Irish indie-pop royalty, they don’t come more regal than The Frank & Walters. The Franks are set to release the first single, ‘Indie Love Song’ on February 14. The track is taken from their forthcoming album, Greenwich Mean Time, due out in March.
There’s few bands that can compare to The Frank & Walters in terms of quality pop tunes, great albums, an international audience and an independent spirit that has seen them watch any number of fads and scenes come and go.
The Franks’ legacy will always be intact thanks to bona fide indie classics down through the years such as ‘After All’, ‘This is Not a Song’ and ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’. However, the band have steadfastly refused to sit on their laurels, continually writing and releasing new music with their inimitable trademarks of hope and optimism.
The Frank & Walters have always written about real people in real life situations; about places we have all been to at one time or another and most always leave us with a feeling of unmistakable joy, regardless of the situations we find ourselves in.
Once referred to in the international music press as ‘Ireland’s answer to The Smiths’, The Frank & Walters have instinctively produced finely-crafted indie pop for over twenty years and are regarded both home and abroad as having bottled the formula.