Watch: Franklyn – Friends

Franklyn music video stills. Music video director, Deci Gallen.

Having played a pretty emphatic Thin Air Tuesday Throwdown at Lavery’s in Belfast back in October, Franklyn – a fast-rising quartet comprised of members of General Fiasco and The Jane Bradfords have been drip-feeding a series of punchy, earworming singles since forming in late 2015. Set for release as part of a double a-side with ‘Tongue Tied’ via No Dancing on January 13, new single ‘Friends’ is a sublime slice of bobbing, Bombay Bicycle Club-esque indie-pop confronting one of the shittier, seemingly unavoidable aspects of getting older: the unreliability and disappearance of (some) one-time good friends. Check out Declan Gallen’s video for the single – and the artwork for its sleeve – below.


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