With their origins in Sweden, and now based in London, Francobollo are today introducing themselves with the wonky, distorted, childlike, energetic, excitable, mischievous; quite simply Francobollo is everything you ever wanted for Christmas, but were too afraid to ask. The members, who met at school in Lund, Sweden, have played and recorded as session musicians for bands such as Slow Club, LA Salami and members of Mystery Jets. Cutting their teeth in North London warehouse parties, the band are equally at home in intimate holes as they are on big festival stages; always oozing with joy; winning over audiences with ease.
Mercury Prize and Brit Award winning producer Charlie Andrew took great interest in the band after seeing them play live, making them the first signing to his label Square Leg Records. He also produced their debut album, the record itself was a test as to how to capture the bands’ onstage spirit — which they’re now quite renowned for. This resulted in an unorthodox approach to recording the majority of the album — in front of an audience, with an aim to inject the Francobollo personality into the recordings.