The Frank and Walters
Les dates avec Radiohead
En 1992-3 (du 27 octobre au 19 août), Radiohead a assuré quelques premières parties de The Frank and Walters, et l’entente a été parfaite entre les deux groupes :
There wasn’t much in the way of laughs. I’ve never met another band like them. They wouldn’t have a drink, they didn’t chase women, they’d go back to the hotel early. They were getting up at a normal time to eat their breakfast. The bassist and the drummer were just the most untrendy blokes in the world. At the time we were thinking They’re kind of mature. Boring, I guess.
It was almost like being on a scouting trip. They were just so focused on the music, as if they’d huddle and go Right we’ve got to work harder, play a bit more intensely, as if they thought out everything they did. Most people just get pissed and hope for the best. You couldn’t tell from the music they were going to be great, but you could from their camaraderie. They obviously had the blueprint in their back pocket all the time. They were obviously seeing the bigger picture.
Biographie wikipedia : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_and_Walters
Leur deuxième album, The Grand Parade, sort en 1997, avec notamment la chanson Colours. En 1998 et 2000 paraissent deux autres albums, Beauty becomes more than life et Glass, avant qu’un best of ne sorte en 2002.
Le guitariste Niall Linehan a quitté le groupe en 2005.
En 2006, le groupe maintenant comprenant toujours Ashley Keating à la batterie et récemment Kevin Pedreschi à la guitare, a sorti A Renewed interest in happiness.