Nashville, TN based four piece Framing Hanley released their album The Sum Of Who We Are. Following the success of their new album the band have announced a headline UK/ Ireland tour 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.
The band are currently on a US tour and the full list of October UK dates are below. Tickets on sale now!
Date City Venue
Fri 24 Belfast Oh Yeah
Sat 25 Dublin Academy 2
Mon 27 Leeds Cockpit
Wed 29 Glasgow King Tuts
Thu 30 Manchester The Roadhouse
Fri 31 Birmingham Academy 3
Sun 02 Newcastle Academy 2
Mon 03 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Wed 05 London Barfly
Thu 06 Brighton Bermuda
Following the release of their first two albums The Moment (2007) and A Promise To Burn (2010), The recording of The Sum Of Who We Are was funded entirely by the band’s fanbase via kickstarter.
For more information see: framinghanley.com