Frankenstein Bolts are a four-piece indie dream pop/jangle pop outfit from Wexford, Ireland. The band originated as Justin Cullen’s bedroom recording solo project, resulting in the debut album Slow Season. Guitarist Dan Comerford joined in 2015, followed by Tom Bates (Drums) and Paul Juggins (live sound, studio production).

”We strive to be an independent band in the truest sense. Between us all we’ve created artwork, videos and visuals for the band, as well as the music itself” - Justin

In August 2017 the band, now a full-on live entity, released their ambitious second album Aglow & Spark to a rapturous media reception. The two-minute pop nugget ‘Anatomic Major’, accompanied by a simple but clever video shot by Comerford, received widespread radio and online exposure and was also included on the official Spotify playlist ‘A Breath Of Fresh Eire’.
These critical plaudits were followed by an extensive festival campaign – Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Castlepalooza, Hard Working Class Heroes – culminating in two packed shows (one of them a live Eir stream) at Other Voices in Dingle.
A second single from the album, the dreamy ‘Night Whispering’, followed in October. Accompanied by another innovative DIY video, it made numerous song of the week bloggers’ lists and was played and praised by Nialler9, Dave Fanning, Paul McCloone, Dan Hegarty and Ed Smith.
A third single from the album ‘Languages (I Know)’, released in March 2018, featured a collaboration with Uruguayan visual artist Nacho Mancebo.

“It was great being able to collaborate with someone halfway around the world. The work Nacho did on the video is breathtaking. It has a really strong message that showed the song in a whole new light” - Dan

“We’re writing a lot at the moment, so there’ll be a third album in the not too distant future. It’s exciting to be able to present new music to new audiences” - Justin
Aglow & Spark is a dreamlike record. Crafted to be listened to as one whole piece, rather than
fragmented songs or singles, Frankenstein Bolts latest offering is an album in the truest sense of the term” 8/10 - The Last Mixed Tape

4/5 - State Magazine

Album Of The Month - Remy

"Aglow & Spark confirms that they have a reserve of ideas that will sustain them for the long
haul" - Goldenplec

“Aglow & Spark will surely rank up there with the best Irish releases of the year come December” - The Thin Air

"Its impossible not to experience pleasure and moments of pure joy listening to the latest
offering from Frankenstein Bolts" -

“Will there be a better, smoother radio friendly album released by an Irish band this year?" 4/5 - The Irish Times