Frankie and the Heartstrings

Frankie & the Heartstrings: The Days Run Away – review
Frankie and the Heartstrings' second album has some featureless moments, but when Frankie Francis's personality shines through, it works, writes Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

30, May, 2013 @8:45 PM

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Brighter times ahead for live music in Sunderland?

Wearside music promoter Dan Carson previews Independent 2 and talks to owner Paul Smiles and lead promoter Ben Wall

Dan Carson

14, Nov, 2012 @4:32 PM

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What lies behind the success of Futureheads, Field Music and the rest of the Wearside Sound?

A lot of thought and planning, that's what. Allan Glen explains the clout behind Sunderland's progress towards becoming music's new Liverpool or Manchester

Allan Glen

01, May, 2012 @3:00 PM

What are your favourite Pulp lyrics?

Musicians and poets pick their favourite lines from Pulp songs

Sarah Phillips

14, Oct, 2011 @3:53 PM

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My Chemical Romance bring the theatrics to Reading festival 2011

It got off to a damp start, but the enthusiasm of Pulled Apart By Horses and Metronomy got the crowd in the mood for MCR's sensational but silly headline slot

Sian Rowe

27, Aug, 2011 @11:30 AM

Deer Shed festival – review
The family-friendly Deer Shed festival provided a 'very civilised' afternoon lineup, but the evening brought spicier acts, and then a shared mournful moment in impromptu tribute to Amy Winehouse, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

25, Jul, 2011 @5:01 PM

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Who will make the Mercury prize shortlist?

Ahead of this year's Mercury prize shortlist announcement, British artists name the albums they think should be on it

Interviews by Dave Simpson

18, Jul, 2011 @5:56 PM

Frankie & the Heartstrings: Hunger – review
Frankie & the Heartstring's hymn to Orange Juice's music and values is way past its sell-by date, writes Gareth Grundy

Gareth Grundy

20, Feb, 2011 @12:05 AM

Frankie & the Heartstrings: Hunger – review
Unquenchable enthusiasm makes the Sunderland band's debut a winter tonic, says Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

17, Feb, 2011 @10:40 PM

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@guardianmusic followers get a Glastonbury festival treat

Frankie and the Heartstrings play a surprise acoustic set for those following @guardianmusic on Twitter

Tim Jonze

27, Jun, 2010 @1:20 PM

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Frankie and the Heartstrings: 'Music needs a bit o' spite'
Frankie and the Heartstrings are the current flag-fliers for the surprisingly fertile Sunderland scene. They tell Dave Simpson how kitchen-sink dramas and the miners' strike are still alive in their music

Dave Simpson

17, Jun, 2010 @10:29 PM

Frankie & the Heartstrings | Pop review
The Leadmill, Sheffield
Frankie Francis is a ready-made pop star, just waiting for an audience, and certainly seems to have the right vehicle in the Heartstrings, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

06, Apr, 2010 @9:15 PM

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