Introducing the debut album from Vanilla Franco – Traction, set to release on December 1st, 2023. The 9-track indie rock project has already caught the attention of fans of bands like Idles, Arctic Monkeys, and Gorillaz, and is sure to surprise listeners with its unlikely beginnings. Vanilla Franco is the brainchild of Joey Quinn, who originally joked about having a band and ended up booking a show for the nonexistent group. But with determination and a group of friends and neighbours willing to learn instruments, Vanilla Franco was born.
The band name itself is a perfect representation of their sound – a mellow and unexpected take on the notoriously violent character Francis “Franco” Begbie from the cult film Trainspotting. While Vanilla Franco began as a live band, it has since transformed into a one-man operation with Quinn taking on all aspects of the project. From playing each instrument, writing and mixing every song, to creating the artwork and music videos, Traction is a true DIY masterpiece. Despite being a one-man show, Traction has all the energy and momentum of a full band project. This is showcased on the lead single and closing track, “Learn Something,” where grounded drums set the pace for quirky melodies, electric guitar, and ethereal vocals. The result is an infectious and unique sound that will leave listeners wanting more. Traction is not only a fantastic debut album, but also a testament to the power of one person’s determination and passion for music.
With no formal training, “Vanilla Franco” has created a full-length record, inspiring aspiring artists to do the same. So mark your calendars for December 1st, 2023, and get ready to experience the debut album from Vanilla Franco – Traction. Available on all platforms, this unique and compelling indie rock project is sure to make its mark in the ever-growing music scene. Don’t miss out on this rising star, and let Traction be your guide to pursuing your dreams, no matter how unconventional they may seem.