Sounds Like: letlive, Touche Amore, Stick To Your Guns, Glassjaw, Boys Night Out
Bio: Franchise is a four-piece alternative post-hardcore band from New Jersey.
Its members-- singer Kenny Ramierez, guitarist Edgar Martinez, bassist Mark Costa, and drummer Corrado Rizzi-- bring their diverse influences and talents together to create something genuine, driving, and powerful. After o...See Full Bio
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“Things can’t just be heavy or catchy, but rather, they must combine the two in a previously unheard of way. The same criteria apply to emotion and passion—it takes more than screeched vocals and bitter slurs to simulate those same feelings of heartbreak. It’s situations like these which often ring a death knell for your favorite acts of yester-year, and modern day bands which follow in their footsteps. However, even in spite of clear similarities to acts like GlassJaw and Letlive. alike, New Jersey’s latest-and-greatest post-hardcore act, Franchise avoid that pitfall entirely. With their debut self-titled album, Franchise combine influences from veterans of emotional hardcore, post-hardcore and skramz a like while adding a fresh and new aggressive slant that makes their release a true standout in a time where brand new post-hardcore bands are a dime a dozen—to put it lightly.”