The Frames


Biography The Frames


The Frames
Founded in 1990 by Glen Hansard, The Frames is one of Ireland's biggest independent bands. At 17 Glen borrowed money from his parents to record a demo, pressing 50 copies that he distributed to family and friends; one of the copies made its way to Island Records, which ended up signing Hansard to the roster. With the jump to the major, he founded the Frames, taking the name from his childhood fascination with bicycles; he regularly repaired his friends' bikes, and with the frames scattered about his family's yard, their home was consequently known as "the house with the frames".

Member and label changes, going independent, recording with Steve Albini, touring with Bob Dylan, platinum albums, sold out gigs, six studio albums - the latest being The Cost in 2007, playing with Glen's Academy Award winning project The Swell Season....

In 2015, the band celebrated 25 years of magic....

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