FM Broadcast from TODAY FM Radio documentary – Narrated by Maria Doyle Kennedy
An incredibly thorough and entertaining program, featuring interviews conducted with fans, friends and Frames (former and current), with insight into many key moments in the band’s history. Recorded and aired just as Set List was released.
We’ve divided the doc into 6 parts and edited around the commercials so each of the bits has clean beginnings and endings.
Part 1: Busking on Grafton Street, making a demo, signing to Island, recruiting the Frames, and some guy called Colm at rehearsals.
Part 2: Arguments with the record company, being a bunch of hippies, The Commitments, a friend called Jeff Buckley, back to rehearsals.
Part 3: Recording Another Love Song, being dropped for the first time, going to America, writing Revelate and Fitzcarraldo, meetings at Island, picking the band back up, being broke, the two Donals, making the Revelate single and video, financing a second album.
Part 4: Finding inspiration from Fitzcarraldo, being approached again by a major label, meeting famous people, band departures, questioning the music, re-inventing for Dance the Devil, fights with ZTT.
Part 5: Being free as birds, making sad songs, recording in Chicago, finding the band’s real sound, releasing For the Birds, touring Australia.
Part 6: What makes a great live band, unity with the audience, more departures and new band members, being a Frame, being in a community, following their gut-instincts, releasing Set List.