The Frames are preparing to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band with a series of gigs this summer - and they're also planning a new album.
It's not a new studio album, but a compilation titled 'Longitude (An Introduction to The Frames)', which is out on June 26th.
However, it will include a new track 'None But I', which you can hear below.
Explaining the release, the band said: "This is a collection of songs from throughout the twenty five years we’ve been a band. We initially wanted to mark this anniversary with a sort of ‘Best of The Frames’. We put together a few different versions, including a certain number of songs from each record and including more popular live and radio songs - but this felt forced and incongruous. After many conversations amongst ourselves we decided it should simply be a collection of our favourite tunes, songs we would be happy to put on a mix-tape for a friend. So, here it is, with no regard to what album is most or least represented. It’s a short collection of tunes we are proud of, some in slightly different versions from the original recordings, and one new song. This is not the sum of our career but maybe some of the songs where we felt we had broken through to a new place or gotten better as a band. We hope you like it….we hope you enjoy it”.
Here's the rather lovely artwork: