Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Franz Nicolay - new single & live in March & April

New single ‘Hearts of Boston’ out 15th April on Xtra Mile Recordings

Franz Nicolay is set to release his latest single 'Hearts of Boston' out on the 15th April is from his third vaudevillian world folk extravaganza, 'Do the Struggle'.   The video for which, is being shot at Franz's ancestral homeland in the mountains of New Hampshire, and features a lot of flaming things.  Possibly including Franz.

The single – and first track off of the album - is a whacked-out Pogues via Arcade Fire burst of handclaps and violin. Crammed with his Americana storytelling across a pace and passion to match any punk outfit, it's as good an introduction to Franz Nicolay as you could get. He worked with producer oktopus, of the innovative New Jersey industrial/hip-hop group dälek, to move beyond the singer-songwriter sound world and create a dark, explosive, and cinematic opus of personal and political anger.
With the help of Guignol rhythm section John Bollinger (drums) and George Rush (bass, tuba) and guests including Ezra Kire (Leftover Crack, Morning Glory), Franz Nicolay has woven tales for everyone to hold onto.
Franz is about to embark on an extensive European tour, playing any and everywhere. Dates confirmed are below, with more to come:

1 Cafe Borowka, Wroclaw, PL
2 Klubokawiarnia Redakcja, PL
3 Pub Lamus, Gorlice, PL
4 Kawiarnia Naukowa, Krakow, PL
5 Tektura, Lublin, PL
6 Galeria Funky, Warsaw, PL
7 Meskalina, Poznan, PL
8 Ramones Museum, Berlin DE
9 Schaubude, Kiel DE
10 Villa Nachttanz, Heidelberg DE
11 Chaff, Brussels BE
12 Le Petit Barcelone,, Orleans FR
13 Pop In, Paris FR
14 Mac Daid's, Le Havre FR
15 Le Galion, Lorient FR
16 Ecuyes, Caen FR
17 Petit London, Toulouse FR
18 La Miroiterie, Paris FR
19 Theatre De La Fonderie, Le Mans FR
20 Le Maquisard, Doyet FR
21 Off Kultur, Nancy FR
22 House show, Zurich CH
23 Mela di Newton, Padua IT (w/ Amy Kohn)
25 CK13, Novi Sad, SERB
26 Tunel, Rijeka, CRO
27 AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana SLO
28 Klub Attack, Zagreb CRO (w/ Morning Glory)
29 Podmornica, Belgrade SERB
30 Roham Bar, Budapest HUN
31 Gambrinus Pub, Cluj-Napoca RO
1 Club Noir, Szeged HUN
4 Studio Sounds Like, Sofia BG
Following dates w/ Moneybrother
9 Rocker33, Stuttgart DE
10 Centralstation Club, Darmstadt DE
11 Wuk Club, Vienna AT
12 PPC, Graz AT
14 E-Werk, Erlangen DE
15 Tower, Bremen DE
16 Werk2, Leipzig DE
17 Lindenpark, Potsdam DE
18 Kleine Freihet, Osnabruck DE 

www.franznicolay.com  & www.xtramilerecordings.com

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