Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Frenchy and the Punk - "Like In a Dream"

Photo by Nicola Bee

Frenchy and the Punk, the post-punk cabaret project of Samantha Stephenson and Scott Helland (Deep Wound and Guitarmy of One) have a new single out, and it's something truly special. "Like In a Dream" will keep the Siouxsie and the Banshees meets Concrete Blonde comparisons going, but the song does reach out past that. The song has a more organic feel to it. Not quite to the point that we're referring to it as Americana, but still a little more organic. Despite it being a fairly calm song, there is still a punk edge throughout. And then there's Stephenson's vocals, which are just stunning in "Like In a Dream." If gothic post-punk cabaret sounds like your sort of thing, you probably already know Frenchy and the Punk. If you're just discovering them now, welcome aboard!

Samantha Stephenson says of the band's latest single:

“’Like In A Dream’ was one of the songs we came up with in Paris. I often write lyrics in a stream of consciousness way as if the lyrics were attached to the guitar riff that Scott is playing. It can be that old, ‘which comes first?’, question. Do the riffs present themselves because the lyrics exist or are the lyrics born out of the guitar riffs. Or are Scott and my subconsciouses so connected that they both exist and emerge together? This song is about perspective, the cycle of life, and the ever beautiful embrace of love.”

You can watch the video for "Like In a Dream" below. Midnight Garden is due out June 28 on EA Recordings, and is available for pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on Frenchy and the Punk, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

JUN 7  Morecambe, UK - A Splendid Day Out Festival
JUN 8   Newcastle, UK - Little Buildings
JUN 9  Edinburgh, UK - Banshee Labyrinth
JUN 11 Glasgow, UK - The Record Factory
JUN 14  Leicester, UK - Firebug
JUN 15  London, UK - Dublin Castle
JUN 17  Oxford, UK - Botley Taproom
JUN 22  Salem, MA - Darq Salem
JUL 11  Pomeroy, OH - Starwood Festival
JUL 13  Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
JUL 14  Columbus, OH - Dirty Dungarees Alt Music Space
JUL 17  Cincinnati, OH - The Comet
JUL 18  Detroit, MI - Corktown Tavern
JUL 19  Akron, OH - Buzzbin
JUL 20  Maple Heights, OH - Maple Grove Tavern
JUL 21  Dayton, OH - Blind Bob’s
JUL 23  St Louis, MO - Crack Fox
JUL 25  Cleveland, OH - Wizbang Theater
JUL 26  Sherman, NY - Sirius Rising Festival
SEPT 6   Pittsburgh, PA - Pitts Art Fest
SEPT 22  York, PA - Enchanted Festival
SEPT 26 Dark Castle Festival, Louisville, KY
OCT 5/6  Attleboro, MA - Jewelry City Festival
OCT 12  Upper Lake, CA - Hexenfest
OCT 25  Shepherdstown, WV - TBA
NOV 16  Baltimore, MD -  Fairy Scary Ball

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