One could never accuse fortune of being fickle with The Frames. Although talent is definitely involved — just look at the success of their recent album, Burn The Maps, as proof — the Irish quartet have survived everything from label shakeups to lineup shuffles to touring with Damien Rice. And, if their constant European festival slots are any indication, they might have found a little bit of fame in the process. Their next obvious step is to conquer America, one tiny club at a time, and to hopefully avoid any of those pesky assumptions that they’re trying to be the next U2.
ChartAttack managed to rouse Frames frontman Glen Hansard from a midday nap to ask about the current tour, the reasoning behind band members’ leave-takings and why Americans don't really tolerate Oasis.