• 29
  • 10
  • 2017
  • 07.30
  • pm
  • Ballroom

SJM PRESENTS Francobollo

Please note this is an 18+ event
“Sweden via London group bring a playful edge to theatrical pop” – DIY
“This Swedish 4-piece prove that indie is definitely not dead” – NOTION MAGAZINE
“Wonderfully off kilter Swedish indie pop”- CLASH MAGAZINE
“Francobollo create jubilation…successfully fusing weird and wonderful together.” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“Sporting the slacker sentiments of Mac DeMarco and the untameable riffs of Pavement…Francobollo’s charm
is their ability to scuff over the details and initiate you into their irresistible movement of not giving a shit” –
Distorted, childlike, energetic, excitable, mischievous; quite simply Francobollo is everything you ever wanted for
Christmas, but were too afraid to ask. The members, who met at school in Lund, Sweden, have played and recorded as
session musicians for bands such as Slow Club, LA Salami and members of Mystery Jets. Cutting their teeth in North
London warehouse parties, the band are equally at home in intimate holes as they are on big festival stages; always
oozing with joy; winning over audiences with ease.
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.
‘Long Live Life’ – Francobollo’s much anticipated debut album, to be released on Friday 14th July, was a test as to
how to capture the band’s onstage spirit – which they’re now widely renowned for. This resulted in an unorthodox
approach to recording the majority of the album – in front of a live audience, with an aim to inject the Francobollo
personality into the recordings, which they’ve 100% achieved.
Having already seen really encouraging support from the likes of NME, DIY Magazine, CLASH Magazine, NOTION
Magazine, London In Stereo, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, Gold Flake Paint, Ja Ja Ja and more online, as well as
receiving strong airplay from Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X, Beats 1 and more – the band are undoubtedly set to make a
real impact over the next 12 months, and beyond.

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