Artist: Franky Lee

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MP3: Franky Lee - A man without a heart

Some of Franky Lee's bio material attempts to peg them as an indierock throwback, but there's no comparison to bands such as Tennis Bafra or Culkin. No, Franky Lee is a straight-up turn-of-the-millennium style arena-sized alternative rock act ala Foo Fighters or Jimmy Eat World. Which is by no means a bad thing! The band I'm currently playing with kind of attempts to cop that sound too, for what it's worth, though we probably throw in a few more new-wavey influences. Anyhow, I really do like this sort of stuff despite it being patently uncool in many social circles. It's definitely not punk to aspire to such pop grandeur -- a funny thing to note when you consider Franky Lee's member pedigree (likewise, in my own band's case). I guess there's a freedom in getting old in that those sort of petty things don't seem to matter as much anymore. I'm feeling it, signed: an unapologetic fan of pop convention. Go see Franky Lee when they play Debaser Malmö next week at It's a Trap!'s clubnight.

Franky Lee - A man without a heart

It's a Trap! Clubnights 2012 update

I am thrilled to announce that in addition to the previously announced It's a Trap! Clubnights gigs with We Are the Storm/Helsinki Poetry (this Friday! holy shit!) and Caotico (April 13!), we will be welcoming Millencolin/The Peepshows indierock sideproject Franky Lee plus Tiger Bell to the stage of Debaser Malmö on February 17. And that's not all: we've also got Vånna Inget, EL-SD and Gamla Pengar coming down on March 16 and you know that one is gonna rule! Wish I could be there personally, but hey, maybe I'll make it over this coming summer.

New Franky Lee album in November

Franky Lee, the indierock-ish sideproject of Mathias Färm (Millencolin) and Magnus Hägerås (The Peepshows), will release their sophomore album "There is no hell like other people's happiness" on November 4.

Franky Lee studio blog

Franky Lee are in the studio and blogging about it:

Franky Lee has been forced to postpone their planned Australian tour set for the end of the month due to "personal reasons." Look for new dates to be announced soon.

New updated tourdates for Swedish punks Sista Sekunden:

06/01 - Köpi, Berlin (GER) w/Leadershit
06/02 - help!
06/03 - Künstverin, Nürnberg (GER)
06/04 - Archiv, Potsdam w/Asshole Parade, ANS, Cold War
06/05 - Subway To Peter, Chemnitz (GER)
06/06 - AZ, Mülheim (GER) w/Bratpack
06/07 - Quicksilver Bowl Riders, Malmö (SWE) w/Enemy Alliance, Randy, HFOS, Franky Lee, more
06/08 - tbc, Göteborg (SWE)
06/09 - Krafthuset, København (DK) w/Asshole Parade, Ghost Mice, Ripping Headache
09/20 - ERA, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers, DSB, Encroached
09/21 - Blue Forest, Kumagaya, Saitama (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/22 - Pumpkin, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/23 - Zion, Nagoya, Aichi (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/24 - tba, Kyoto, Kyoto (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/26 - Pepperland, Okayama (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/27 - Pipe 69, Osaka (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/28 - tba
09/29 - Blue Port, Kobe, Hyogo (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers
09/30 - ACB Hall, Shinjuku, Tokyo (JAP) w/I Scream 7 Showers

Franky Lee on tour in Australia:

06/28 - The Zoo, Brisbane
06/29 - Manning Bar, Syndney
06/30 - The Corner, Melbourne
07/01 - Uni Bar, Adelaide

Franky Lee is keeping a tour diary:

New tourdates for Franky Lee:

02/21 - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg (SWE)
02/22 - KB, Malmö (SWE)
02/23 - Kino, Karlskrona (SWE)
02/24 - The Tivoli, Helsingborg (SWE)
02/28 - Mittwoch, Nyköping (SWE)
03/01 - Arenan, Karlstad (SWE)
03/02 - Garage, Oslo (NOR)
03/03 - Millencolin Open @ Satin, Örebro (SWE)
03/15 - Logo, Hamburg (GER)
03/16 - Kamp, Bielefeld (GER)
03/17 - Magnet, Berlin (GER)
03/18 - Prime, Köln (GER)
03/19 - Ampere, München (GER)
03/20 - KAB-Usine, Geneva (CH)
03/21 - ISC, Bern (CH)
03/22 - Albert, Zurich (CH)
03/23 - Transivania, Milan (ITA)
03/24 - Rockplanet, Pinarella Di Cervia (ITA)
03/25 - The Szene, Wien (AUS)
03/26 - Substage, Karlsruhe (GER)
03/27 - Exhaus, Trier (GER)
03/29 - Debaser Slussen, Stockholm (SWE)
04/13 - Haffas, Ludvika (SWE)
04/14 - Lokomotiv, Trollhättan (SWE)
04/18 - Norrlands Nation, Uppsala (SWE)
04/26 - Kuudes Linja, Helsinki (FIN)

Franky Lee has posted "Shatterproof", the Japanese bonus track from their record "Cutting edge", on myspace:

Franky Lee's new website is now online:

Swedish all-star pop-punks Franky Lee now have more new songs for you at myspace:

Franky Lee, the new band fronted by Mathias of Millencolin, has posted their debut single "The world just stopped" on myspace:

One of the first reviews I've seen of the new Franky Lee album:

Franky Lee's very first video for the song "The world just stopped" is now up at myspace: