The Franklin Electric

Montreal-based alt-folk band The Franklin Electric release the invigorating new single “Are We Together Now”. The band recently enjoyed their trip to the 2018 Juno Awards after their nomination for 'Breakthrough Group of the Year'. The band is currently working on new music and will have details on the upcoming album soon.


After entering and winning a Nashville Songwriting Competition with over 8000 bands from around the world in 2012, the Canadian alt-pop-rock band The Franklin Electric would release their lightning-bolt debut record This Is How I Let You Down in 2014 and support slots would follow with Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe, Phillip Phillips, City & Colour and Half Moon Run amongst a few. Having found their tribe, they'd spend 2015-2017 playing over 300 shows from Canada to Australia, 7 tours across Europe alone, with ecstatic reviews across the board. In February 2017 the Montreal band returned with a highly anticipated second album titled Blue Ceilings: a mature, fully-formed sound embracing the riddles of life and love, music that would cast a spell. Their 2 records combined have generating over 10 million streams and a healthy following on their socials. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Matte is the focal point of the group, with a cast of musicians that include Martin Desrosby (bass), Adam Passalacqua (drums) and Ken Pressé (gtr). Critics and fans have responded to Matte’s unique voice and his intuitive, compelling songwriting, but also to the singular, standout sound of an instrument still uncommon in pop: the trumpet. "The horn’s always going to be a secret weapon,” Matte says, smiling. “Something I can pull out and people go ‘What the fuck’? To me it’s always been an anthemic instrument – it’s a battle call.”