- 04 Jun 15
We have the shining, spanking new 'None But I', taken from the iconic band's Longitude, "An Introduction To The Frames", a collection to celebrate their 25th year
While the band initially played with the idea of marking their 25th anniversary with a Greatest Hits effort, The Frames have announced that they're taking a slightly different tack with the release of Longitude.
With nothing to do with the Marlay Park gathering, the album will be An Introduction to The Frames, featuring a brand new song 'None But I' - which you can check out below - as well as re-recorded versions of Revelate and Fitzcarraldo.
As the band themselves explain: "We initially wanted to mark this anniversary with a sort of ‘Best of The Frames’. We put together a few different versions, including a certain number of songs from each record and including more popular live and radio songs - but this felt forced and incongruous. After many conversations amongst ourselves we decided it should simply be a collection of our favourite tunes, songs we would be happy to put on a mix-tape for a friend.
"So, here it is, with no regard to what album is most or least represented. It’s a short collection of tunes we are proud of, some in slightly different versions from the original recordings, and one new song. This is not the sum of our career but maybe some of the songs where we felt we had broken through to a new place or gotten better as a band. We hope you like it….we hope you enjoy it.”
Longitude hits shelves on June 26, one week before their massive July shows at the Iveagh Gardens (4 & 5) and Cork’s Marquee (11).