TUNE Francobollo - Hoo Ha
Francobollo return with new single ‘Hoo Ha’
- "Sweden via London group bring a playful edge to theatrical pop” — DIY
- “One of the country’s wildest, weirdest bands” — NME
- "This Swedish 4-piece prove that indie is definitely not dead” — NOTION MAGAZINE
- "Wonderfully off kilter Swedish indie pop”— CLASH MAGAZINE
- "Francobollo create jubilation...successfully fusing weird and wonderful together.” — THE LINE OF BEST FIT
- "Sporting the slacker sentiments of Mac DeMarco and the untameable riffs of Pavement...Francobollo's charm is their ability to scuff over the details and initiate you into their irresistible movement of not giving a shit” — LONDON IN STEREO
Today Swedish, London based band Francobollo return with new single ‘Hoo Ha’ — the first material since their acclaimed debut 2017 debut album ‘Long Live Life’.
Produced by Charlie Andrew (alt-J, Sivu, Marika Hackman, MONEY etc) -'Hoo Ha’ is an exemplary return from the unpredictable 4-piece.
Speaking a little more on the new track, frontman Simon said: "Hoo Ha is a song that came out of a jam. It sounded like a riff that Hoo Ha’s (one of our favourite bands, and dear friends of ours) would play. We named it “Hoo Ha” straight away. When it came to write lyrics, I thought: What does Hoo Ha mean to me? Immediately I thought of the Houses of Parliament, and the way British politics are. And here it is.”
Francobollo released their debut album ‘Long Live Life’ towards the end of last year to widespread acclaim and support from radio (BBC 6 Music and Radio 1 amongst other stations), as well as various UK and international press.
Seamlessly switching from mellow, beautifully constructed melodic instrumentals - into wild, explosive moments of raucous brilliance - there’s a surprise around every corner within Francobollo’s music and songwriting, all executed with an undeniable measure of passion and grit. Francobollo originally met at school in Lund, Sweden — and after moving to London together, they played and recorded as session musicians for bands such as Slow Club, LA Salami and members of Mystery Jets.
Talking on their plans for 2018, Simon continued: "Our plan this year is to finish our second album, start on a third and keeping on releasing music. We're going to SXSW in Austin, Texas and we've got more shows over Europe and UK. All about the music baby."
2017 was an exciting and busy year on the road for Francobollo, touring with The Big Moon, Marika Hackman and Coheed & Cambria, as well as playing numerous major showcases and festivals before embarking on a 24-date UK and European headline tour in the Autumn.
Signed to Mercury Prize and Brit Award winning producer Charlie Andrew’s new label Square Leg Recordings, the band are now writing and recording new material for their second release on the label.
‘Long Live Life’ — the bands debut album, along with their thrilling live performances have cemented Francobollo as serious ones to watch as they continue to take great strides and establish themselves as one of the most original, exciting new bands around. Performances at SXSW await in March, among many more shows, and new material being released throughout 2018 (beginning with Hoo Ha out 26th February). Things are just getting started for Francobollo.
12th, DIY Showcase at Latitude 30, SXSW, Austin, TX, USA
13th, Killing Moon/Reverbnation showcase at 7 Grand, SXSW, Austin, TX, USA
17th, BME showcase at Latitude 30, SXSW, Austin, TX
28th, ‘Hoo Ha’ single release - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton.