There’s need for a certain amount of cynicism, but also some kind of humbleness when facing reality. Franklin Lakes combines these two in musical form. With their roots in punk rock and hardcore this Stockholm based band plays indie rock with street beats, steady rhythm and subtle yet catchy melodies. Franklin Lakes started playing in 1999 with the members wanting to play more melodic music than their current punk combos would allow. With influences from bands like Afghan whigs, the Police, Swervedriver, Joy Division etc, the band created a sound hard to file under a certain genre. Since the release of their first EP mal communiquer the band has toured Europe on several occasions making a name for themselves with their intense live shows.