TUNE Francobollo - We're Dead
Francobollo return with new single ‘We're Dead’
Headline London show at Omeara 29th May
- "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 release a new single entitled ‘We're Dead’. Another taster of what’s to come from the band’s second—yet to be announced—full length album - the song discusses addiction to the online world, the current state of the human brain and its qualities in the modern world.
Stream new single ‘We're Dead' here: https://soundcloud.com/francobollo/were-dead-1/s-yvowo
Produced by Brit award/Mercury Prize winner Charlie Andrew, and released on his label Square Leg Records, ‘We’re Dead’ is arguably one of Francobollo’s most accessible and direct songs to date. Hinting at our generation’s obsession with our phones and addiction to the online world, frontman Simon Nilsson sings: "We do it when we’re bored, we can’t afford to take the time / Cause everybody knows that you’re supposed to be online (all the time) / Staring at the screen, it’s all we need when nothing’s on, Pretty little bubbles we create to sing our song”.
Speaking a little more on the track, Simon Nilsson explained: "'"We're Dead' is a meditation on the state of the human brain and its qualities in the modern world. Maybe I'm just speaking for myself and my surroundings, but it feels like our brains are slowly dying...We need to feed it with good shit, basically.”
Joyously bustling along fusing quirky guitar lines with its chugging rhythm section, the track builds wonderfully to a pounding crescendo with Nilsson pleading with the listener to: "Open up your eyes, look to the sky - it never ends”.
Francobollo released their debut album ‘Long Live Life’ in 2017 to widespread acclaim and support from radio (BBC 6 Music, Radio 1, Radio X, amongst other stations), as well as the likes of NME, DIY, Dork, The Independent, Notion Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Magazine and many more.
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've got more shows and festivals booked in across Europe and UK, including our next London headline at Omeara. 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.
‘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.
29 Omeara, London (HEADLINE) (tickets)
01 This Is Not A Love Song Festival, France
07 Northside Festival, Denmark
28 EuropaVox Festival, France
12 Latitude Festival, Southwold
08 Sziget Festival, Hungary
16 Frequency Festival, Austria