Frances & the Foundation – Plant The Seed

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Frances and the FoundationSamantha Frances’ roots began in Colorado, encompassed a short stint in Seattle, and now she’s firmly planted in Nashville. Her band encompasses the 90’s alternative rock that teenage angsters always look for, in the best possible ways. Songs like “Ghosts” from Frances & the Foundation’s debut EP prove the band lends itself to comparisons of The Cranberries and a more raw Florence & The Machine.

But elsewhere, on a fierce track like “Nothing To Prove”, the band lends itself to a newer sound, reminiscent of 2014’s buzz band Bleachers, relying heavily on the percussion. The band certainly caters to Frances’ writing and style, but like a chameleon, they can really bring their sound to the current and give people exactly what they’re looking for. A splash of nostalgia mixed with the newness of 2015 is just what the doctor could be ordering for music fans.

The band has opened for bands like Alabama Shakes and The Gaslight Anthem, and unlike most other bands, they’ll be switching things up for music releases in 2015. This year, Frances and The Foundation will be releasing singles all year, with a full-length record coming early 2016. This will be their year, just watch.

Brian Waters
Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.