Heart In A Box

by Franklin Gotham



Franklin Gotham brings upbeat-melancholia pop back on the indie scene. Described as Wilco meets Squeeze, listeners will also hear strains of Old 97s, REM and Death Cab for Cutie. They deliver honest & heartfelt compositions entwined with warm rhythms and soothing vocals. Introspective and reflective lyrics paired with acoustic guitar paint rich visuals for listeners. Franklin Gotham is the creative combining of songwriter Kevin Adkins (Icewagon Flu), multi-instrumentalist Jarrett Nicolay (Virginia Coalition, Astra Via), and drummer Christopher Speich (Nashville Sessions). The team offers both modern and rustic sounds through acoustic guitar rhythms, clever, thoughtful lyrics and modern percussion.

"The masterful composition, beautiful vocals, and cleverly quirky lyrics managed to warm my otherwise frozen heart, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it could do the same for any fan of chill indie pop.
...this isn’t some off-brand, bargain bin, preowned music. Nah man, this is the good stuff. It’s well-written and inventive from start to finish." — The Jailhouse

"The music features upbeat, hopeful lyrics and simple story telling and is complemented by a minimalistic production technique as well as rustic, soothing acoustic instrumentation accented by sparing use of synths. Millennials may hear bits of Death Cab for Cutie and Wilco while those with a longer listening history may be reminded of Joe Jackson and Marshall Crenshaw." — Modern Rock Review


released May 16, 2016

All songs written by K. Adkins / J. Nicolay
Lyrics by K. Adkins

Music performed by:
Kevin Adkins
Jarrett Nicolay
Christopher Speich
...featuring additional vocals by Brittany Jean Valint

Produced by Franklin Gotham
Engineered by J. Nicolay / C. Speich
Mixed & Mastered by J. Nicolay

Album artwork by Kevin Adkins


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Franklin Gotham Alexandria, Virginia

Power pop/Americana with strong melodies, masterful compositions, beautiful vocals, and clever lyrics. Well-written and inventive from start to finish, the music features upbeat, simple storytelling complemented by minimal production.

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