Francobollo originally met at school in Lund, Sweden, having played and recorded as session musicians for bands such as Slow Club, LA Salami and members of Mystery Jets. Following the release of their acclaimed Wonderful EP in late 2016, Sweden’s Francobollo return today with a new single - ‘Good Times’.
Once again, esteemed producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Benjamin Francis Leftwich etc) is at the helm - with Francobollo’s debut album set for release later this year on Andrew's new label Square Leg Records. "’Good Times’ is a serenade to the bad times in life. The feeling you get when you forget how good things can be”, the band explains. With this new single, the quartet are hinting at inspiration from the likes of Pavement, Built To Spill, and Cap’n Jazz.
Mercury Prize and Brit Award winning producer Charlie Andrew took great interest in the band after seeing them play live, making them the first signing to his newly established label Square Leg Records. This resulted in an unorthodox approach to recording the majority of the album; in front of an audience, with an aim to inject the Francobollo personality into the recordings.
The band head out on a run of UK/EU dates this Spring, including support slots with the likes of Cymbals Eat Guitars and Johnossi - culminating in a special headline single release party at The Battersea Barge on March 10.
‘Good Times’ is set for release February 3rd via Square Leg Records.
UK/EU Live Dates
1st Feb - Riche Lilla Baren, Stockholm, Sweden
3rd Feb - Where's The Music Festival, Norrkoping, Sweden
10th Feb - The Underworld, London, UK (supporting Cymbals Eat Guitars)
15th Feb - Oslo, London, UK (supporting Johnossi)
10th Mar - Battersea Barge, London, UK (‘GOOD TIMES’ RELEASE PARTY)
2nd April - 2Q Festival, Derby, UK
19th May - Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK