Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


band members

Edward Francis


Influences

Panda Bear, DJ Koze, The Books


Bio

Having harboured aspirations of being a jazz saxophonist, studying improvisation at school and university, it was the textural pop of acts such as Panda Bear and The Books that set him off track. Taking an interest in songwriting, Edward began revisiting instruments learnt earlier in his life, such as the guitar and piano as well as running a choir. Gradually, through exploring composition over playing, music making became more laptop focused, and the saxophone became a sampling tool rather than the sole outlet for musical expression. This is reflected in the first single, and title track from the EP ‘Braver’ to be released on ZERO THROUGH NINE.

Edward has spent a lot of time playing as part of different instrumental ensembles, but more recently, his music making has been production focused. It was after escaping to Berlin in 2012 when this idea really took over. In 2013 Edward wrote/recorded/mixed and released This City, featuring fellow Berlin dweller, Phia, and Hose Rock Love Song. Since then, he has turned to the home studio as his main outlet for musical expression.

From Berlin, Edward has relocated to Alice springs, where he is currently teaching music to Primary School kids. Now inspired by more electronic acts, such as DJ Koze, Caribou and Kieran Hebden, Edward is re-arranging and re-recording some of the songs that were first conceived in Berlin, while continuing to generate new material. It is within these recordings that we find the Braver EP, split between two opposing cities, both in spirit and sound.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

17 Jul 2015

Triple J
40

One of my favourite tracks from the Braver EP. It's pieced together in such a wonderfully playful way. It's basically a sonic playground.

One of my favourite tracks from the Braver EP. It's pieced together in such a wonderfully playful way. It's basically a sonic playground.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Feb 2015

Triple J
45

heard this the other night on home and hosed and that meandering sax got me hook, line and sinker. the song is beautifully muddled and disjointed then slowly comes together over the 5 mins. big fan.

heard this the other night on home and hosed and that meandering sax got me hook, line and sinker. the song is beautifully muddled and disjointed then slowly comes together over the 5 mins. big fan.

Review

Review by tommyfaith Tommy Faith

18 Feb 2015

Triple J
50

Early contender for song of the year, this one is GORGEOUS. The lyrics are sentimental and intimate while they actually belie the raw energy of the track. Sure, the sax is massive but the beat itself drives hard.

Early contender for song of the year, this one is GORGEOUS. The lyrics are sentimental and intimate while they actually belie the raw energy of the track. Sure, the sax is massive but the beat itself drives hard.