MCD PRESENTS FRAMING HANLEY
Doors open 6.30pm. Over 14's show, no alcohol served
‘A dark and moody album of epic proportions’ - Rock Sound
’13 tracks of infectious emo-rock’ – Kerrang!
Nashville, TN based four piece Framing Hanley have just released their new album The Sum Of Who We Are. The band can now also announce they will be back for a headline tour of the UK & Ireland this October.
As Nixon (vocals) says: ‘The reception for our band in the UK is second to none...and I think for rock n roll in general. Anytime we leave there to go back home, we are already talking about the next chance to go back. With last fall's tour being cut short because of an illness in The Blackout, this trip back to the UK is long overdue. We've been in the studio for 2 1/2 years working on The Sum of Who We Are and the reward for us is being able to play these songs live. It's been too long, and if you come to any shows on this tour you can expect an energy in the room to be unlike any of a previous Framing Hanley show. We're ready...are you?’
A collection of modern alternative rock infused with undeniable pop hooks, heartfelt lyrics and huge choruses, The Sum Of Who We Are is the band’s third album, and their boldest artistic statement to date.
‘Every band says they feel like they’re getting better with age’ states frontman Nixon. ‘So while I feel that is a trite statement, I can’t deny it. We’ve never written as much material for an album as we did for this one. We had to cut so many songs we felt were strong. We also recorded songs for the album we felt weren’t quite there yet, only to go back to the drawing board and get it right’.
First single Criminal is a full on anthem, cleverly illustrating the trappings of circumstance in an exhausted relationship. Other songs like Twisted Halos, Crooked Smiles, Rollercoaster, and Crash & Burn have an honesty and underlying theme of finding beauty in the tragedy of loss, finding light in the total darkness and finding hope when there is nothing left.