10 Sep 2015

FRANK / The Hanged Man (song review)



Frank are easily one of the best and one of my favourite teenage bands around right now. Their noisy Hole and Dirty-era Sonic Youth influenced indie rock makes their demos incredibly exciting and fresh.

Unlike many younger bands who can sometimes come across as slightly formulaic, Frank’s music is very diverse meaning this b-side, from their upcoming debut single Shallow EndThe Hanged Man sounds completely different to their earlier demos such as Take It Easy. Singer, Meg Ronan’s dreamy voice and repetitive guitars give this track the ability to put you into a trance. Equally, the distortion compliments the song's sinister name as it creates a slight dark and mysterious atmosphere.

This song is released as the b-side to debut single Shallow End which has already been streamed as a demo on Frank’s Soundcloud and if that is anything to go by, this is going to be a brilliant single as both tracks set to be on it seem really strong.

The single is available to order off their bandcamp on digital download, CD and limited edition cassette.

Also Frank will be headlining at the Rainbow tomorrow (Friday) in Birmingham which is definitely not one to miss!