Franz Nicolay – new single & live March & Apri

By on February 26, 2013


Franz Nicolay is set to release his latest single ‘Hearts of Boston’ out on the 15th April is from his third vaudevillian world folk extravaganza, ‘Do the Struggle’.   The video for which, is being shot at Franz’s ancestral homeland in the mountains of New Hampshire, and features a lot of flaming things.  Possibly including Franz.


The single – and first track off of the album – is a whacked-out Pogues via Arcade Fire burst of handclaps and violin. Crammed with his Americana storytelling across a pace and passion to match any punk outfit, it’s as good an introduction to Franz Nicolay as you could get. He worked with producer oktopus, of the innovative New Jersey industrial/hip-hop group dälek, to move beyond the singer-songwriter sound world and create a dark, explosive, and cinematic opus of personal and political anger.


With the help of Guignol rhythm section John Bollinger (drums) and George Rush (bass, tuba) and guests including Ezra Kire (Leftover Crack, Morning Glory), Franz Nicolay has woven tales for everyone to hold onto.


Franz is about to embark on an extensive European tour, playing any and everywhere. Dates confirmed are below, with more to come:



1 Cafe Borowka, Wroclaw, PL

2 Klubokawiarnia Redakcja, PL

3 Pub Lamus, Gorlice, PL

4 Kawiarnia Naukowa, Krakow, PL

5 Tektura, Lublin, PL

6 Galeria Funky, Warsaw, PL

7 Meskalina, Poznan, PL

8 Ramones Museum, Berlin DE

9 Schaubude, Kiel DE

10 Villa Nachttanz, Heidelberg DE

11 Chaff, Brussels BE

12 Le Petit Barcelone,, Orleans FR

13 Pop In, Paris FR

14 Mac Daid’s, Le Havre FR

15 Le Galion, Lorient FR

16 Ecuyes, Caen FR

17 Petit London, Toulouse FR

18 La Miroiterie, Paris FR

19 Theatre De La Fonderie, Le Mans FR

20 Le Maquisard, Doyet FR

21 Off Kultur, Nancy FR

22 House show, Zurich CH

23 Mela di Newton, Padua IT (w/ Amy Kohn)

25 CK13, Novi Sad, SERB

26 Tunel, Rijeka, CRO

27 AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana SLO

28 Klub Attack, Zagreb CRO (w/ Morning Glory)

29 Podmornica, Belgrade SERB

30 Roham Bar, Budapest HUN

31 Gambrinus Pub, Cluj-Napoca RO


1 Club Noir, Szeged HUN

4 Studio Sounds Like, Sofia BG

Following dates w/ Moneybrother

9 Rocker33, Stuttgart DE

10 Centralstation Club, Darmstadt DE

11 Wuk Club, Vienna AT

12 PPC, Graz AT

14 E-Werk, Erlangen DE

15 Tower, Bremen DE

16 Werk2, Leipzig DE

17 Lindenpark, Potsdam DE

18 Kleine Freihet, Osnabruck DE  &


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.