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As part of our 18th Birthday celebrations we've asked one of our favourite bands to put on a special day of music related fun in the bar, ladies and gentlemen, we present the Frankie & the Heartstrings Pop Sex Triptych show...
From 2pm - pre-concert record fair ft. the band's own record store 'Pop Recs' pop up shop & more.
From 7.30pm - Live concert from Frankie & The Heartstrings + support from The Spills & Jakarta
From 10.30pm - Pop Sex After Dark party! Featuring Frankie & The Heartstrings DJs and Futureheads DJs!
In Sunderland everything of worth was born of adversity. This is the terrible truth for the creative freaks in this city.
In 2008, Frankie & The Heartstrings found each other in a bar on Sunderland’s left bank. It was raining (obviously). The truth is the band had been formulating itself without them even knowing. Their hideous experiences in pit villages, school-yards and Sunderland’s city center, meant that Sunderland knew long before they did. It wasn’t romantic, it was cold, and it was necessary.
Having no aspirations beyond playing music and putting on shows the way they wanted to hear it and see it, the band gigged tirelessly, finding themselves a home with Wichita Recordings. The band released debut album Hunger in 2011, produced by Edwyn Collins, which received favourable reviews from critics.
Since then they have released a second album, The Days Run Away (2103) and toured with the likes of The Vaccines, Florence and The Machine, and the Kaiser Chiefs. They have also started their own record label (Pop Sex Ltd), regularly curating their own Pop Sex Nite events.
Frankie & The Heartstrings Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter
Sunday 30th November - 2pm 'til lateConcert tickets £10adv. from Crash, Jumbo & online