Cherry Pie : Francesqa - We Lived E.P Review

22 June 2010

Francesqa - We Lived E.P Review

Francesqa - We Lived EP

What a difference a year has made for Oxfordshire based quintet Francesqa. It has taken them just that amount of time to rack up quite a name for themselves through shows alongside the likes of The Automatic, Canterbury and Futures, as well as an opening slot on this year’s Slam Dunk Festival’s Introducing stage, handpicked by none other than Tom Delonge of Blink 182.

Recorded in Devon with producer Peter Miles (The King Blues, Canterbury), the band’s debut 5 track EP ‘We Lived’ is a successful, soaring and uplifting piece of work. The EP is released on July 19th, with opening track Ghosts being its first single, and what a great track to launch the start of their career with. It’s a great opener for an EP, deadly catchy as well as being super sophisticated and a great indie summer anthem.

Luckily, follow up track ‘Hopeful’ doesn’t let the side down. Much like ‘Ghosts’, this one is the ultimate in feel good rock and front-man Ashley Wilkie’s vocals run smoothly over the intricate guitar hooks and melodies that make up its bursting choruses.

Crooked Little Sun is much sharper and faster than previous tracks. It shows the band having much more fun and experimenting with crowd chanting and guitar riffs and beats that rush past so fast that you barely have time to take a breath. This is definitely the stand out track within the EP and hopefully the next single too.

Last but not least, title track ‘We Lived’ is the most interesting track on the EP as it weaves soft, calm vocals with blasting atmospheric guitars, more chanting and crescendos that will knock you to the floor. It closes the EP perfectly, simmering out to the low rumbles of guitar feedback that leaves the listener wanting to hear more from the band.

Francesqa have achieved so much in the past year that they deserve all the positivity that this EP will bring them. We certainly expect big things from this band in the future.

Review by Cherry Pullinger


  1. Sounds interesting, I'll check out their myspace now :)

  2. awesome post, I'll be sure to check them out!


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