Fuck Frankie is a Swedish punk rock band from Stockholm, formed in 2010. They are Elvira Bira (vocals), Lisa Bäckström (guitar), Oriane Reinberg (guitar), Gustav Wadman (bass), and Jösses Trashy Roxtar (drums). Fuck Frankie “spews out songs about hate, violence, death and all those important things that life is really about.” They sound like Joan Jett fronting The Distillers (circa 2000-02).
Fuck Frankie (2012). Demo CD. Choice cut: “Cunt”.
HATE ME (2013). Full of Shit Records. 10 tracks. Choice cuts: “Rage”, “Fight”. Other good cuts: “Enemy”, “Rebel”, “When You’re Down”, “Messed Up”, “Blind”, “Hate Me”, “Going Down”. The rest: “050922”.
[untitled] (2016). Upcoming 2nd album. Choice cut: “Trashcan”.
My thoughts… Fuck Frankie‘s album HATE ME is an awesome blast of angry but tuneful punk rock! I love female-fronted punk bands who carry on in the tradition of The Distillers [since their legacy is only 3 albums!] especially when their music is as cool as Fuck Frankie‘s! I don’t know if the band’s name is a reference to the spoken-word track from Marilyn Manson‘s 1995 EP Smells Like Children but, if so, they sound nothing like him!
Read my original post on RCR (here).