Artist info

Genre

Rock, Roots


Sounds like

The Budos Band, The Let Your Hair Down Girls, The Cactus Channel, The Bamboos, Rocket Science


band members

The Francis Wolves are: Dave Kemp – Drums Brian L'Huillier – Bass Jason Elliot – Guitar Catharina Kemp – Organ Tanja Hafenstein - Percussion Andrew Garton - Baritone and Alto Saxophone Andrew Butt - Tenor Saxophone Lachlan McKenzie – Trumpet


Influences

The Budos Band, Ennio Morricone, Mulatu Astatke, The Growlers, Dick Dale, Kyuss, The Stooges


Website

www.franciswolves.com

Bio

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.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

02 Nov 2016

Triple J
45

Big Sounds!! Can really hear the influence of the Budos Band in this song with the dark and heavy horn lines setting the pulse and the groove of this track. Sick!

Big Sounds!! Can really hear the influence of the Budos Band in this song with the dark and heavy horn lines setting the pulse and the groove of this track. Sick!

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

15 Apr 2016

Triple J
45

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.

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.