Legendary Irish band The Frank and Walters are coming to the Garbo’s Venue this Easter. The Frank and Walters are synonymous with great albums, radio hits, and a live show that has taken them all over the world during the course of a celebrated and critically acclaimed career. Their new album, Songs for the Walking Wounded, delivered more classic Franks’ melodies, alongside some poignant tracks on what is perhaps the band’s most personal album to date.
Songs for the Walking Wounded has a lyrical theme running through it that examines what goes on behind the smile. “As Irish we are good at hiding things,” explains Paul Linehan. “We mask so much that it can be very hard to tell what’s really going on with people - their true feelings and how they really are.”
As lyrically poetic as ever, Songs for the Walking Wounded unearths some troubled emotions and acknowledges the struggle that many of us go through during life without being able to properly address or articulate it. ‘Stages’ (featuring a guest spoken word vocal from actor Cillian Murphy ) looks at the need for understanding and recognition between people at different stages in their lives, while ‘Father’ is an honest account of becoming a father for the first time and reflecting on how one’s own experiences of being a son can inform that.
The band’s previous album, Greenwich Mean Time, saw the Frank and Walters reach a whole new audience, both at home and abroad, with gigs in the US and as far as Japan for the first time. The Franks have also become regular festival favourites at some of Europe's and Ireland’s biggest summer events, recently playing Electric Picnic and the Shine On Weekender in the UK. The Frank and Walters come to the Garbo’s Venue Castlebar on Saturday, April 15. Tickets are on sale now from Downtown Records and Hogs Heaven Bar, and tickets.ie For further information visit finbarhobanpresents.com