The Francis Wolves are an 8-piece instrumental funk juggernaut from Brisbane, Australia. It’s true, The FW's ain’t your typical suit wearing funk band: their style is a melting pot of genres, delivered via an ‘all in’ fuzzed out wall-of-sound. Ferocious horns and a brooding rhythm section, matched by ominous organ and infectious congas will transport you to a Sergio Leone film set by way of the dance floors of Africa.
The Francis Wolves’ debut album graciously tips its hat to The Budos Band, Fela Kuti, The Stooges, Dick Dale and even The B-52’s. Producer Donovan Miller (FOREVR/No Anchor) captured the raw sounds of The FW’s in the studio, producing 33 tight minutes of grimy, sweat-inducing grooves that will leave you loose and wanting more.
After selling out of their first release, a double A-side 7inch single and playing a smattering of shows in QLD’s South-East, The Francis Wolves’ debut album is destined to leave in it’s wake a spate of melted faces and new fans.
THE FRANCIS WOLVES
April 11, 2016
01. Gothic Surf Club
02. Oh So L.A.
03. Valley Heat
04. Ride On
05. Desert Love
06. The Kids At No. 3
07. Deep in the Ju Ju
08. There Goes The Francis Wolves
Available on LP / CD / Cassette / Digital
Limited Edition "Cactus" tee.
Men's and Ladies sizes.
Edition of 30.
Valley Heat // Deep in the Ju Ju - 7 inch
August 22, 2015
Side A: Valley Heat
Side B: Deep in the Ju Ju
For all booking enquiries
John Russell / Valley Heat Records
+61 413 755 355
PO Box 1971
"Dynamite" - Richard Kingsmill (Triple J)
"Raw and heavy afrofunk, greatness from down under, don't miss it!" - Renegades of Jazz (Agogo Records / Mojo Club)
"Gutsy, gritty soul out of Brisbane City. They have big influences to live up to, but The Francis Wolves nail it. They've got chops, sure. But, more importantly, they play with feeling. Great Stuff!" - Dan Condon (Double J)
"The Francis Wolvse are deep in the ju ju, with searing horn lines and a tight backbeat they'll take you to the ju ju too" - Chris Gill (Northside Records / 3RRR)
"Widescreen, cinematic funk" - Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos / Double J)
"The Francis Wolves are a bold band, an exciting outfit playing with genres in the way on musicians that know their stuff can. Those willing to take a chance on this kind of music will be richly rewarded" - Lauren Katulka (Sounds of Oz)
"The soundtrack to big-wave surfing in hell" - Dom Alessio (Triple J)