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Virginia’s Franklin Gotham wants that warm embrace to shatter the silence on, ‘Not Enough’

Taken off their well-received 2-track EP called ‘Lucky Enough‘, Franklin Gotham show us their genuine energy that transmits only goodness into a picture that has sadly shattered on, ‘Not Enough‘.

Franklin Gotham is an Alexandria, Virginia-based indie Americana/pop 3-piece band who carefully assembles that likeable blend of music that is perfect for the whole family.

Millennials may hear bits of Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, and Wilco while those with a longer listening history may be reminded of Joe Jackson, Paul Westerberg, and Marshall Crenshaw.” ~ Franklin Gotham

After healing our hearts with their stellar single ‘Without Being Alone‘ from 2021, Franklin Gotham returns with something rather remarkable that shall set you free from any previous dismay, as they combine rather beautifully together and eloquently shows us their growing excellence.

Not Enough‘ from Alexandria, Virginia-based indie Americana/pop 3-piece band Franklin Gotham is one of the most caring tracks you might hear today. Directing us into the notion that sleeping alone can make you sad if you are used to the love of someone who had you feeling like you are rather amazing, this is a release filled with hope and that tender touch.

After all, being with that special heart who makes you laugh as no one else can is the best feeling ever.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more of their travels on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Franklin Gotham has released their stoically stellar single, Without Being Alone.

Franklin Gotham’s latest single, Without Being Alone, is a tender power-pop embrace that you’ll want to fall into time and time again for the comforting vintage tones, dreamy doo-wop vibes and compassionate lyricism. If you can imagine what Pavement would sound like if they picked up the same romanticism as Syd Barrett, you will be able to get an idea of the sticky-sweet euphoria delivered.

Without Being Alone stoically explores the kind of love that leaves you on the sidelines exploring the infinite possibilities with impassioned impatience. If it’s been a while since you looked at love with rose-tinted glasses, the sweet succinct melodies in this synaesthesia-inducing single will efficaciously remind you.

Without Being Alone is now available to stream and purchase on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Be There For You: Vibrant Virginia band Franklin Gotham wishes they could offer support on ‘I Can’t’

As he wonders why he can’t be there like she was for him, Franklin Gotham returns with a striking story about how sometimes the heart just won’t let you get in too deep on ‘I Can’t‘.

Franklin Gotham is a likable pop infused Americana three-piece act from Alexandria, Virginia. They bring that catchy music to the fore, that has your heart alight with possibilities, whilst providing us a soundtrack to jump right into the upcoming summer days.

With a punchy acoustic tone and fresh vocals that entrenches in your mind, you feel the sense of regret in his voice as he knows that he needs to be there, but just isn’t able as she has moved on and you miss those moments together.

The visuals are fun to watch on this exciting music video at the fair — and you feel engrossed into their story that you have felt before in your life — when you needed to be present to help out.

I Can’t’ from the awesome three-piece Alexandria, Virginia band Franklin Gotham, shows us into the light to where you want to be but feel its best to rather give them space. You know you need to do this simple thing, however you are madly in love with them and don’t want to ruin that special friendship.

Stream this catchy video on YouTube and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Franklin Gotham – Keeping On: A Choral Americana Power Pop Masterpiece

With each new release from Franklin Gotham, they surpass the expectation which their preceding single set. Their new evocatively powerful single Keeping On feels so timely it is practically serendipitous.

The Virginia, US-based Americana Power Pop artist has a tendency to craft melodies which are sharp and succinct enough that you’ll feel them scratching away at your soul. Keeping On is definitely no exception. The harrow of the previous 6-months has evidently had a profound impact on Franklin Gotham’s equally as profound production style.

The dreamy melodicism in Keeping Melodicism is enough to disrupt your rhythmic pulses as the angular guitar licks explore the full tonal palette. Optimism rings in the shimmering highs of the guitar notes as much as it does in Franklin Gotham’s gentle, reassuring and downright stunning vocals. It’s hard not to feel a little emotional while listening to the tender compassion contained in this choral Power Pop masterpiece.

You can check out Keeping On for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Franklin Gotham – We Were Dumb: Magnetically Mellifluous Indie Power Pop

Indie Power Pop artist Franklin Gotham has recently released yet another feat of timeless Acoustic Rock with their latest single “We Were Dumb”.

While their other recent releases such as Selling You a Lie left us zealously enamoured, the artist has proven that they’ve continued to sharpen their melodic hook crafting skills with We Were Dumb. If you’re looking for ostentatious frills and overcomplication, you won’t find any. Instead, Franklin Gotham keeps We Were Dumb simple, accessible, and infectiously magnetic by allowing the clean melodies and inviting vocals to lead the way through the track

With the emotional intensity of Tom Waits and the sunny vulnerability of artists such as Nada Surf, We Were Dumb encompasses Alt Indie Folk Rock in a way which may not be regarded as pioneering, but it’s irrefutably refreshing.

You can check out Franklin Gotham’s latest single We Were Dumb for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Franklin Gotham – Selling You A Lie: Americana-Infused Indie Pop

Lies for Sale by Franklin Gotham

Even though there was no question in my mind that I would be blown away by the work of Franklin Gotham’s new release after hearing his earlier single “Bulletproof Silhouette” his latest single “Selling You A Lie” stood as a testament to the evolution of his talent.

The lyrics to some tracks may be able to hook you into the melody, but with Selling You a Lie you’re in for a completely different aural experience. From the very first line you’re hooked into the story that is coming to life through his teasing lyrical style which almost makes you want to rush to the end of the track to see the lyrical resolution. I have no doubt that every time I listen to Selling You A Lie I will find a new reason to fall in love with the Indie Pop single; whether that’s for the jangly concordance of the Acoustic Rock progressions, the honeyed vocals or the humble accessibility of the sound.

You can be mesmerised by the Virginia-based artist’s Americana-infused soundscape by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Franklin Gotham – Bulletproof Silhouette: Melodically Rustic Americana

Bulletproof Silhouette by Franklin Gotham

Franklin Gotham is back with a fresher sound than ever. His latest single ‘Bulletproof Silhouette’ will have you hooked before the first verse even runs through. If it’s been a while since a new aural discovery made you smile, then Franklin Gotham’s amiable approach to Alternative Americana spliced with Power Pop is sure to do the trick.

As the track playfully meanders through the melodically angular ecstasy served up by the acoustic arrangements, it is further amplified by the digital effects, suggesting that Franklin Gotham may just be one of the most prodigal contenders in an otherwise static genre.

The Virginia based artist’s radio ready Indie Pop single comes to life through the sweetly narrative lyrics which are unflinching and as resonant as they come. We all know that heart-wrenching feeling of lusting after someone that’s just a little too cool for you. Yet no one has versed it rapturously as Franklin Gotham.

You can check out Franklin Gotham’s latest single Bulletproof Silhouette for yourselves by heading over to BandCamp.

Keep up to date with all his new releases by giving him a follow on Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

Drunk Valentine: The Intoxicatingly Alchemic Latest single from Franklin Gotham

It’s dreamy, it’s melodic, it’s feverishly sweet and it may very will be my new favourite Folk inspired single. Franklin Gotham is the aural child of three sensational artists with a gloriously archaic sentimentality. Their inventive experimentation of instruments and arrangements create a blissfully jangly and ethereal sentimentality in contrast to the lyrics which, lets be honest, they’re ironically sobering. The Johnny Marr influence to the sonically rhythmic guitar is more than palpable, pair that with the 80’s inspired Synth and the melodies are as tight as they come. The squeaky clean polish over the production of this track is just the cherry on the cake.

Their glorious style may not to be everyone’s taste, but when was the last time you heard a stellar track that played it safe? Incorporating elements of Americana, Folk Rock, Indie and Polished Pop, Drunk Valentine serves up a smorgasbord of contrasting yet complimentary sounds to create a sound that could only be described as prodigally progressive.

Head on over to SoundCloud to check out Franklin Gotham’s latest single Drunk Valentine now. Fans of Dropkick Murphy’s, Dresden Dolls, or Mumford and Sons are going to be in heaven with this track.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Franklin Gotham – Soldier On: Sweet Americana Tinged With Post-Punk Pathos

All We Have Is Now by Franklin Gotham

If you imagined Morrissey on happy pills, you might get a taste of how glorious Franklin Gotham’s new single Soldier On is. The three-piece band’s sweet Americana Acoustic Rock anthemic style doesn’t take long to win you over. Not with the ethereally light Johnny Marr-esque guitar strumming that keeps this track lifted along with the vocalists Alt Country style vocals. Indie Folk really doesn’t get sweeter than Soldier On. Usually, I find uplifting music rather abrasive and almost crass, yet, Soldier On is so raw and genuine, it’s almost certain to break the coldest of ice queens (and kings?) I’m not sure if it was intentional, but the opening riff is straight-up R.E.M. Losing My Religion, but I’ll forgive Franklin Gotham anyway for creating a masterpiece of a track.

Soldier On is the debut single from Franklin Gotham’s latest Alternative album All We Have is Now which was first released in December, 2017.

You can check out & download Soldier On along with the rest of Franklin Gotham’s 2017 album on BandCamp

Keep up to date with Franklin Gotham’s melodic masterpieces & news by following the band on Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast