THE FRANKLYS – Announce 18 date UK Tour

“Dirty rock’n’roll, played by girls. You know, the kind your mother warned you about…”

The Franklys embark on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they formed and promise each show will be ‘loud, raw, energetic, sweaty, and an exciting spectacle!”   The Franklys  first tour of 2016 starts in Brigton on February 29th and finishes 18 shows later with 2 shows in one day,  first the Freehold Festival in Liverpool followed by The Firebug in Leicester on April 8nd.


The Franklys, are an all girl rock ‘n’ roll band based in London. 50% Swedish, 25% British, 25% American, 100% rock’n’roll.

This four piece force of nature features a rhythm section as solid and driving as an army tank, which consists of all-American drummer Nicole Pinto and home grown talent Zoe Biggs on bass. Fronting up the quartet like a pair of firecrackers are Swedish pair Jen Ahlkvist (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) with her bitter sweet and ever so edgy vocals, and Fanny Broberg (lead guitar), contributing double-barrelled screaming guitars and melodic guitar hooks, lending a rich variety to the styles and sounds that cascade off the stage.

The Franklys love ’50s rock’n’roll, ’60s psych, ’70s punk, ’80s new wave and you will love The Franklys, so catch them at a show near you.

The Franklys UK Tour Dates 


29th – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s


3st – Cambridge – Anglia Ruskin

4th – Ipswich – Cult Cafe

5th – Chelmsford – The Asylum

9th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s.

10th – Glasgow – Nice’n’Sleazy

11th – Stanley – The Top House

12th – Northallerton – The Fleece

17th – London – The Finsbury

18th – Liverpool – Bumper

19th – Leeds – Milo Bar

20th – Manchester – The Castle Hotel

24th – Brighton – Green Door Store

25th – Winchester – Railway

26th – Bedford – Esquires


1st – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Back

2nd – Liverpool – Threshold Festival

2nd – Leicester – The Firebug

“All-girl garage group The Franklys come on with a smattering of Hives gusto.” -NME

“Like The Hives, but with better hair and make-up” – Radio X 

“Fun filled garage rock with a pop twist, The Franklys have a feminine edge which sets them apart from their more laddish contemporaries.” – Clash Magazine

”Mixing rock ‘n’ roll, surf, garage and punk, it’s a dynamic sound that hints at a bright future for The Franklys” – Vive Le Rock


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Your Illuminations release debut Single

Your Illuminations, an English trio who produce anthemic rock, release their hard-hitting debut single ‘Hey Scarlet’.

Your Illuminations have progessed from playing their small local scene to embarking on full UK tours and shows with major acts. This progression is ‘Hey Scarlet’ – a track that premiered in front of 14,000 people, amassed close to 1000 views a month on YouTube, and has boosted Your Illuminations from a small town band to a UK underground sensation. Your Illuminations are now looking to take their music and high octane live show to places they’ve never been. Not content with sold out headline shows and independent festivals in the North of England, the boys have their sights firmly set on UK and international scene. With a highly anticipated UK tour in February and new music slated for a mid-2016 release, Your Illuminations show no signs of slowing down yet.

Hey Scarlet is available for download at as a pay what you like download



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Joel Wells shares new track ‘Harmony’

“Existing in a space somewhere between dancefloor techno and the more fresh-air-embracing alt-pop realm, it’s a bridge between worlds that deserves stratospheric success.” – DIY

A strange but wonderful interplay of hushed electronics and orchestral flourishes effects something rather unique and fascinating.” – The Line of Best Fit

Joel Wells – EP 1 Released through Underscore Collective March 2016 Produced by Toydrum and Tim Goldsworthy


In his own words, London based vocalist/songwriter Joel Wells’ last three years have been an experiment in how he could evolve from being simply a mouthpiece, into an artist capable of evoking emotion through writing full compositions. The turning point in Wells’ transition can be traced back to the acquisition of his first analogue synths (Roland Juptier 4/Korg Ms-20), later investing in a sequencer and microphone – which formed the basis of an early home studio. From here began a fierce dedication to the learning curve – involving 3 years of experimentation with sequencing, electronics, synths and vocals. Armed with a clutch of demos, Pablo Clements (Unkle, Toydrum) came across Joel’s output and agreed to help him make a record at his own Toyrooms Studios. Described by Wells as “a museum of rare and new analogue equipment” it’s a creative hub with all manner of artists passing through, including Nick Cave, Floating Points, Arca, and Orbital. An introduction to one of his heroes Tim Goldsworthy (MoWax, DFA, LCD Soundsystem), who co-produces, helped Wells get the best out of the tracks, sonically, and encouraged him to develop himself, and focus on his own message and identity.

Though Joel doesn’t cite any direct musical influences for his debut EP, it’s possible to hear strains of such diverse musical landmarks as early ‘80s synth pop, alt-disco artists such as Arthur Russell and LCD Soundsystem, along with elements of New Wave, such as Talking Heads and Roxy Music. There’s a lot to be uncovered in Wells’ accomplished vocal performances too, recalling at times the likes of Scott Walker, Steve Mason, John Grant or Active Child. He finds himself drawn to artists that experiment with electronic and acoustic processes, and have the ability to create alternative and song based structures. You can hear it in the mercurial opening track Fictionalise’s subtle synth motifs and resonating vocal melody, or in the way Jupiter juxtaposes boundless upbeat movements with a dark satirical narrative.

EP 1 is released on Underscore Collective in March 2016


VIGILANTE – Single Review

The energy-driven piece of jungle dub brilliance ‘Vigilante’ by Ragga Twins certainly does their reputation justice. Having worked with producers Serial Killaz, Martron and Trufix the different remixes of the ‘Vigilante’ form a wonderfully dynamic set of dub perfection that should blast through the speakers of every decent party.

Ragga Twins have managed to create the ideal balance between hardcore elements and reggae roots. The duo has always aimed for a unique sound of their own and this track is certainly an example of what the future of jungle dub will sound like.

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