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 are:
Bass - Brian L'Huillier
Guitar - Jason Elliot
Drums - Dave Kemp
Organ - Catharina Kemp
Baritone Saxophone - Andrew Garton
Tenor Saxophone - Andrew Butt
Trumpet - Lachlan McKenzie
Percussion - Tanja Hafenstein
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"Dynamite" - Richard Kingsmill (Triple J)
"Widescreen, cinematic funk"
- Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos / Double J)
"The soundtrack to big-wave surfing in hell"
- Dom Alessio (Triple J)