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"There’s a playfulness at work in their jagged guitar lines, a free style that hides the purpose defining every move. This is pop pure and simple". DIY
"A slice of guitar pop excellence that can't help but look on the sunny side". Clash
"A glorious grunge pop art noise". MTV
"We think this is fantastic Lauren Lavern". 6 Music
Distorted and mischievous, Francobollo are a childlike celebration of everything you find fun in life. Produced by Mercury and Brit award winning producer Charlie Andrew, Long Live Life is a debut album that finds joy in sadness, a kid running around amongst the bins waving a stick.
A live show honed at North London warehouse parties led to support tours with The Big Moon and Marika Hackman, now a busy festival summer beckons before a headline tour of Europe this autumn. Capturing their raucous energy, the album sessions were recorded as guerilla gigs in Andrew’s Brixton studio. Singles Good Times, Kinky Lola & Worried Times all championed by Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft at BBC 6Music.
An innocent and excitable celebration of all existence summoning the spirit of Weezer, Pavement & Grandaddy, Francobollo are the riot you can take home to meet your Mum.
1. Worried Times
2. Good Times
6. Kinky Lola
7. Future Lover
11. You Know This
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£18.99Sivu looks faith, mortality and self doubt squarely in the eye…sensational - SUNDAY TIMES CULTUREVisit product page →
A singular talent...A feast of ideas - Q
Irresistible - NME
Like a one man Wild Beasts - GUARDIAN
After two years out of the spotlight Sivu returns with his new album Sweet Sweet Silent, a loud and clear demonstration of the considerable talents of singer James Page.
This is a record of extraordinary beauty driven by a sense of experimentation, inspired by the likes of Radiohead’s ‘Amnesiac’, Wild Beasts ‘Smother’ and lifelong hero Richard Hawley. After the release of 2014’s ‘Something on High’ James began struggling with Meniere’s syndrome. His hearing deteriorating, this new album faces up to those challenges and fears.
Together with trusted collaborator Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman) Sweet Sweet Silent gives room for slightly detuned instrumentation, restlessness breaks from pattern and romantic imagery. It’s what makes the music feel more human, built from the ground up. Sivu may not be seeking approval with this record, but it’s likely he’ll be flooded with praise once it comes out.
Live : Sivu played extensively in support of the debut record, playing with acts including London Grammar, The Staves, Bombay Bicycle Club, Marika Hackman and Stornoway. He performed throughout the UK and across Europe at festivals including Latitude, Reading, Les Inrocks, Blue Balls and Reeperbahn.
3. Kin and Chrome
4. Sweet Sweet Silent
5. Blood Clots and Pheromones
7. Childhood House
8. Drastic Change
9. My Moon River
10. Wonder In me