Framing Hanley live
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||alternative rock, post-hardcore|
|Years active||2005 - present|
|Labels||Imagen Records (Present)/East-West Records/ Independent Label Group|
|Past members||Tim Huskinson
Framing Hanley is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2005. They released their first studio album in August 2007 entitled The Moment. They are to be releasing their third album titled The Sum of Who We Are in April 2014.
Formation and The Moment (2005-2009)
Lead singer & songwriter Kenneth Nixon, guitarists Tim Huskinson and Brandon Wooten, bassist Luke McDuffee and drummer Chris Vest came together to form Framing Hanley and quickly gained a large following in Nashville. First formed in 2005 (Under the name Embers Fade) the band posted some demos of their songs on the bands myspace page. In November 2006, these demos were discovered by Brett Hestla, former Creed bassist and frontman of Dark New Day. Hestla helped the young Nashville based quintet record a 2 song demo in his Florida studio which he showed to Jeff Hanson (Creed, Sevendust, Paramore) and his record label Silent Majority Group. In an interview with HitQuarters Hanson said he "flipped out" when he heard the song "Hear Me Now" and decided immediately he wanted to sign them. The following day he went to see the band play in Nashville and claims that in his rush to secure the band's signatures he wrote up their deal on a napkin. Hanson became not only their label boss but also their manager, says the band.
In June 2008, Tim left the band due to recurring back problems and to pursue other endeavors in his life. He was replaced by a friend of the band, guitarist Ryan Belcher. This was originally a temporary arrangement but Ryan soon became a permanent member of the band.
A Promise to Burn (2009-2011)
In early November 2009, Framing Hanley entered the studio to start working on the sophomore record, "A Promise to Burn." In an interview with alternativeaddiction.com, lead singer Kenneth Nixon stated that “The album tells a story that a lot of us have been through, where you have to have everything taken away from you before you can be humbled and know how lucky you are, it’s sad that it’s like that, but it’s true in a lot of people’s cases." Nixon says the band has a lot to prove with the new album, foremost that the band is more than just ‘that rock band that covered Lil Wayne's song "Lollipop." “Three years later when one song that they are remembering you for is a cover song, it kinda leaves a bad taste in your mouth,” said Nixon. “That song did a lot of things for our band, but it was really just something that we were doing for fun.” Nixon says the band was discouraged when the band re-released their debut single “Hear Me Now” following the success of “Lollipop” and saw very little response. "It leaves us with something to prove on this record. We are not just a band that covers songs, we want to prove we are a band that writes rock songs that we care about, and that is what we did with this record," says the band.
In December 2009, the band won the Best Modern Rock Band at the Top In Rock Awards. Their first single "You Stupid Girl" is available on iTunes and all digital retailers now. According to their Twitter page, "Back to Go Again" is the 1st single to be released in the United Kingdom instead of "You Stupid Girl". A Promise to Burn was released in stores, on iTunes, and all music retailers on May 25. The iTunes deluxe version contains 2 bonus tracks, "Can Always Quit Tomorrow" and "Pretty Faces". The band also contributed a cover of the Nirvana song In Bloom for Kerrang!'s cover album of Nevermind, released in their special edition issue celebrating the 20th anniversary of the grunge act's breakthrough release.
The Sum Of Who We Are (2011-present)
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Through Facebook and Twitter, the band has uploaded a video explaining everything that has happened to them in the past year. Nixon explains the band leaving their record label and the struggle to make another album. They created a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their record, believing that their fans could cover the cost of making the new album by only asking a dollar per fan.
Framing Hanley enter the studio to record their successfully funded album. According to their official Twitter feed, and other fan sites, Framing Hanley has named Robert Venable as the mixing engineer for this album. On August 17, 2012, Framing Hanley revealed the title of their third album would be "The Sum Of Who We Are". On August 10, 2013, Framing Hanley announced the departure of Luke McDuffee as bassist. The original release date of the album was October 22, however due to legality issues it had been postponed. They had announced a new record deal and that the album's new release date would be April 24, 2014. There will be a single "Criminal".
On January 30, 2012, the band released a sneak peek of one of their new songs called "Crooked Smiles". This followed up with a statement from Kenneth stating that they had written and recorded new songs, however they will not be released for a while. On March 14, the band uploaded a demo of a song called "Flight Risk" that may or may not be included in the next album. http://soundcloud.com/framing-hanley/flight-risk The band started a kickstarter project to fund the recording of a third studio album. The rewards for donated ranged from; your name being published in the CD booklet, signed posters, t-shirts, 30 minute acoustic Skype performances and even the band traveling to your house to perform a full show. On the 14th of July, the project was fully funded. $60, 691 was pledged and the band is currently recording their third album.
- Kenneth Nixon: vocals, piano, guitar (2005–present)
- Ryan Belcher: guitar, piano, backing vocals (2007–present)
- Brandon Wootten: guitar, backing vocals (2005–present)
- Chris Vest: drums (2005–present)
- Jonathan Stoye: bass guitar (2013-present, touring)
- Tim Huskinson: guitar (2005–2007)
- Luke McDuffee: bass, backing vocals (2005–2013)
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|A Promise to Burn||
|The Sum of Who We Are||
||To be released|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Hear Me Now"||2009||—||—||—||—||—|
|"You Stupid Girl"||2010||—||35||—||—||—||A Promise to Burn|
|"Back to Go Again"||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Criminal"||2014||—||—||—||44||—||The Sum of Who We Are|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
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- "Interview with Jeff Hanson". HitQuarters. 20 September 2010. Retrieved Oct 4, 2010.
- "Closing A Chapter;Opening A New One van Framing Hanley op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- "Framing Hanley Ready 'A Promise To Burn'". AlternativeAddiction.com. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- "2009 Top In Rock Awards". Rockonrequest.com. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- "iTunes - Music - You Stupid Girl - Single by Framing Hanley". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- "Twitter / Framing Hanley: new clip of first single f". Twitter.com. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- "iTunes - Music - A Promise to Burn (Deluxe Edition) by Framing Hanley". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- Venable, Robert. "Robert Venable mixing the album status". Twitter. Robert Venable. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Kerrang! Exclusive: Framing Hanley "Crooked Smiles" - YouTube. Perf. Kenneth Nixion. YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. FramingHanley, 30 Jan. 2012. Web. 30 Jan. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsn-kTtAAjU>
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Active Rock". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Framing Hanley – Chart History: Pop 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Modern Rock – Available for Airplay Archive". FMQB. Mediaspan Online Services. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
- (track listing) Back to Go Again (Media notes). Framing Hanley. Silent Majority. 2010.
- (track listing) WarZone (Media notes). Framing Hanley. Silent Majority. 2011.
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