A far rockier collection than previous offerings such as ‘Love Ire & Song’ released in 2008, Frank’s new EP sees his career going from strength to strength. Not one to settle for being just an ordinary performer, he brings his charm and undeniable lyrical abilities to the forefront once more, ready to entertain the masses.
Title track ‘Polaroid Picture’ sets the tone of the record, maintaining the catchy, hugely likeable record of material he has amassed over his career while ‘The Modern Leper’ emphasises the indie folk musicianship he frequently displays that has continued to make him so successful. A live rendition of ‘Plea From A Cat Named Virtue’ is a welcome treat, inviting every listener to sample what they’re likely to expect if they head out to a show of his anytime soon.
The simplicity of ‘Who’s Got A Match’ is the record’s seized opportunity for Frank to really show off his vocal abilities with the guitars stripped back while toe tapping closer ‘Sweet Albion Blues’ may not be the easiest song to keep up with lyrically, the song performed so quick it’s hard to wonder whether it’s been sped up or not, yet it still somehow maintains that element of being thoroughly entertaining. Frank may not appeal to everyone, his blend of indie folk and rock perhaps irritating some while being adored by others but with tour dates stretching across Europe and the United States, his popularity shows no signs of abating anytime soon.