This track was a bit of an experiment for me as I’d never recorded drums, bass, keys and guitar by myself in a studio before, and it was also my first time recording onto 2 inch tape. The woodwind on this song was handled expertly by my actual neighbours Kyran Matthews and Emily Burkhardt from the Manchester Jazz Collective who I adore, and the beautiful BVs and spoken word are as ever by the wonderful Coralie Monnet. I'm not a religious person but I love the holiday season which why I can’t wait any longer to share this Xmas jam with y’all. No matter who or what you believe in I hope that your wintertime and holiday season ahead is filled with love, positivity, family friends and rock n roll. Love Francis xxxxx
28 Sep – Warrington, Rivfest Tickets
18 Oct – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club Tickets
20 Oct – Cardiff, Swn Festival Tickets
23 Oct – London, Old Blue Last Tickets
25 Oct – Glasgow, Hug & Pint Tickets Tickets
26 Oct – Manchester, Soup Kitchen Tickets
01 Nov – Liverpool, 81 Renshaw Tickets
02 Nov – York, Fulford Arms Tickets
05 Nov – Hasselt, Muziekodroom Tickets
06 Nov – Brussels, Wiltoof Botanique Tickets
07 Nov – Paris, Pop Up Du Label Tickets
Up & Down - Video out now!
our new single 'Up & Down' is a tale of two lovers with terrible and terrific mood swings, who drive each other insane one minute and are madly in love the next. i'm not sure if it's a happy or a sad song, you can decide for yourself. the video was directed by Manchester filmmakers GRANDMAS and it is most definitely a dark affair. in their words -
“Up & Down follows a young woman after she murders an anonymous man in a hotel room. We tag along with her through her self-destructive path to oblivion as she wanders the streets at night, drinking copious amounts of tonic wine. She happens upon a northern karaoke bar where she sings her swan song as police sirens sound in the distance”
you can pre-order ‘A Dream Is U’ now on super limited PINK heavyweight 12” vinyl, black vinyl, cd and digitally.
A Dream Is U - Pre-Order Now!
hey fellow humans,
i’m extra grateful to be alive today because i can finally tell you all that my debut album ‘A Dream Is U’ will be out August 2nd on Memphis Industries <3<3<3
it’s a kaleidoscopic dreamscape recorded in full audial Technicolor, swimming with strings, harmonies, silver saxophones and merry go-round guitars. it’s the record i’ve always wanted to make.
today i’m also sharing ‘2 Real’ with you, the second offering from ‘A Dream Is U’. it’s a song about finding and losing yourself and how interchangeable those two feelings are. the video was filmed and directed by skate cinematographer Jim Craven whose work on the Heroin skateboards videos as well as his own films like Land and Island is equal parts impressionistic, raw and elegant. It features Heroin skateboards’ pro skater Tom Day, my band-mate Coralie and myself driving through Lincolnshire, England skating riverside ditches, satellite dishes as well as Tom’s homemade skatepark outside his static caravan in the countryside.
lastly but not leastly, we’re hitting the road for the first time in actual years :,)
here are some uk dates !
20th July - Bluedot Festival tickets
18th Oct - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds tickets
23rd Oct - Old Blue Last, London tickets
25th Oct - Hug & Pint, Glasgow tickets
26th Oct - Soup Kitchen, Manchester tickets
1st Nov - 81 Renshaw, Liverpool tickets
2nd Nov - Fulford Arms, York tickets
tickets go on sale for these at 10am on 8th May. if you can’t see your city on the list, fear not, we’re working n getting to you v. soon xxx
i hope all this news reaches you well and you’re as excited as i am :)