Taken from their forthcoming Vessel album, due out on Sub Pop on March 30th, Frankie Cosmos have revealed a new video for their track Being Alive, this rather lovely indie/punk track that races off during its chorus and runs out of breath and gets a little bit of stitch in the verses. It’s both happy and melancholy, and its harmonized ending is magical.
The accomapnying video, directed by Daniel Martin, captures a mix of live performance and behind the scenes footage from the band’s 2016 & 2017 European tours. But, touring isn’t just endless massage trains in the van on your way to the next city, there’s much more. Whilst performing as tiny little marionettes, the band get abducted by an Irish Space Dog and get transported aboard his kennel space-ship. As you do.
Check it out, here
The band will embark on a European tour in support of Vessel in May, including their biggest headline London show to-date at The Scala on 31st May. Tickets will go on-sale at 9AM GMT this Friday – dates are as follows:
Tuesday 22nd May – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
Wednesday 23rd May – Aalhaus, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 24th May – DOKbox, Ghent, Belgium
Friday 25th May – London Calling at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday 28th May – Gorilla, Manchester
Tuesday 29th May – The Art School, Glasgow
Wednesday 30th May – The Fleece, Bristol
Thursday 31st May – Scala, London
Saturday 14th July – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
Pre-orders for Vessel are available now through Sub Pop here. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last). UK and European pre-orders of the limited Loser edition LP will be available on translucent blue vinyl from selected independent retailers (while supplies last).