The Drums' Jonathan Pierce reveals his new band tip for 2012, Connie Fucking Francis

I’m not plugging them just because I’m producing them, but for me it really is all about Connie Fucking Francis right now. They’re making the most incredible punk music and it’s the return of something very special. I haven’t seen a show like theirs that’s blown me away in a long time; the last time I saw them, they just did Hole covers and dressed up like Courtney Love. It was completely riveting. We left that show just freaking the fuck out. There were only ten or 15 people there and I couldn’t understand it.

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Their lead singer, Lain, I think he’s just a star – there’s no denying it. I got drunk on mulled wine yesterday and looked them up on YouTube and thought, "It’s really crazy that nobody knows about this". I went back to my hotel room and wrote to them right away and said "Let’s go into the studio and let’s just make a record." So we’re starting that this month.

Connie Fucking Francis - 'Where The Boys Are':
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What's Lain like? Well he kind of dresses in drag… well, not quite drag. He just throws on a dress and a wig and that’s it, but it's his voice and his attitude: there’s something so tangible and real about it.

Check out Connie Fucking Francis on MySpace now.

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