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WATCH: Francobollo – ‘Worried Times’

July 5, 2017 in News

Francobollo are born in the surreal video for new single ‘Worried Times’.

With their debut Long Live Life out imminently on Square Leg Records, the band have already shared its recent single, ‘Worried Times’, which according to singer Simon Nilsson is “about claustrophobia, and the fear of being locked down, tied to, held up or forced by something or someone, and about the fine art of committing”. Now bassist Sam Bailey has stepped up to deliver a video for the single. And yep, it’s a little bit weird.

So, remember Laurent, who won that round of BingoLotto in the video for ‘Good Times’? Well, he’s back, having won an intimate performance by the band. Except, he didn’t bank on it being this intimate. Yep, Laurent is pregnant. Work that one out. Anyway, he goes to an antenatal class with a lot of happy couples and learns to embrace his baby bump, including by taking part in some “antenatal skydiving”. It all ends in the miracle of birthing a band. And Laurent seems very proud of his musically-gifted children.

The band explained a bit more about the video: “The video for ‘Worried Times’ continues on where ‘Good Times’ left us. It charts the movements of Laurent having won ‘An intimate performance from Francobollo’ on Swedish television’s bingo sensation show BingoLotto. Thrust into a world populated by characters from old Francobollo videos, we see what it means to have Francobollo inside of you: a new powersport, antenatal skydiving”.

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Francobollo play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 2nd November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Worried Times’ below:

Francobollo announce Birmingham show

May 18, 2017 in News

Distorted, childlike, energetic, excitable, mischievous; quite simply Francobollo is everything you ever wanted for Christmas, but were too afraid to ask.

The members, who met at school in Lund, Sweden, have played and recorded as session musicians for bands such as Slow ClubLA Salami and members of Mystery Jets. Cutting their teeth in North London warehouse parties, the band are equally at home in intimate holes as they are on big festival stages; always oozing with joy; winning over audiences with ease.

Mercury Prize and Brit Award winning producer Charlie Andrew took great interest in the band after seeing them play live, making them the first signing to his newly established label Square Leg Records.

Long Live Life – Francobollo’s much anticipated debut album, to be released on Friday 14th July, was a test as to how to capture the band’s onstage spirit – which they’re now widely renowned for.

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Francobollo play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 2nd November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Kinky Lola’ below: