The video, directed by the band themselves, sees various band members re-enacting in their own inimitable style a home movie style film set in 1996 depicting things close to their hearts; football and food (all very much on a budget)!
The quintet will be touring across the UK this autumn and winter, starting with their own headline shows, then joining The Charlatans for a round of huge end-of-year dates in December.
Meanwhile, the band have been busy with regards re-opening their Sunderland record store Pop Recs Ltd. Having closed earlier this summer due to losing their premises in the city centre, they are now embarking on a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for new premises. The previous space became synonymous with artists playing in the North East, many of whom gave their time with in-store appearances and signing sessions. Locally too, Pop Recs Ltd became a creative and social hub, catering not only for the fertile creative heart of Sunderland but with an eye on the wider local community with arts groups, toddler group and a place where you could feel part of a bigger family – socially and politically aware.
Following tremendous support both locally and further afield from both artists and labels, Frankie & The Heartstrings are more than chuffed to be able to announce details of their Kickstarter campaign – the following clip features the likes of James Bay, The Vaccines and The Cribs talking about Pop Recs Ltd and what it means to the local and wider community.
The band play:
18 – Sunderland City Of Culture Festival
19 – Hartlepool We Are Family Festival
02 – Hull Adelphi
04 – Doncaster Diamond Live Lounge
05 – Lincoln University Student Union
06 – Norwich Arts Centre
08 – Cambridge Portland Arms
09 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
10 – London Hackney Festival
08 – Nottingham Rock City*
09 – Cardiff Tramshed*
11 – Norwich UEA*
12 – Birmingham Academy*
14 – Edinburgh Usher Hall*
15 – Dundee Caird Hall*
17 – Newcastle Academy*
18 – Liverpool Academy*
19 – London Brixton Academy*
*w/ The Charlatans