Nashville, TN based four piece FRAMING HANLEY release their album “The Sum Of Who We Are” in the UK today. The band can now also announce they will be back for a headline tour of the UK 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.
Check out ‘Criminal’ below:
The band are currently on a US tour and the full list of October UK dates are below. Tickets go onsale at 9am on Wednesday May 14th:
Date City Venue Ticket Price/Link
Fri 24 Belfast Oh Yeah £12 / www.mcd.ie
Sat 25 Dublin Academy 2 EU14.15 / www.mcd.ie
Mon 27 Leeds Cockpit £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 29 Glasgow King Tuts £12 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Thu 30 Manchester The Roadhouse £12 / www.seetickets.com
Fri 31 Birmingham Academy 3 £12 / www.seetickets.com
Sun 02 Newcastle Academy 2 £12 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 03 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 05 London Barfly £13.50 / www.seetickets.com
Thu 06 Brighton Bermuda £12 / www.seetickets.com
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.