Staffan - Vocals, Guitar. Aahron - Trumpet, Mouth Trumpet, BVs. Tom - Bass. Tom - Guitar. James - Drums.
Recognised for their unashamedly pop sound, sparked with witticisms and thoughtful observation, Melbourne's Francolin have been dancing up a storm around their hometown over the past two years. Led by Swedish singer and songwriter Staffan Guinane, Francolin play three-minute tunes that sound cheerful, sorrowful, silly and serious all at the same time. Francolin take in American folk, Highlife Afro beats, Dixie Jazz and mix it with harmonies, narrative songwriting, word games and ever-present pop. Francolin debut album ‘Won’t Let You Down’ has been praised for it’s unique sound and lyrical style, which has been compared to Paul Simon and well read 60s poet Michael Dransfield. Live reviews have been equally nice: “Consistently charismatic and constantly uplifting ... The crowd just expanded as the set went on, with barely room for a path to be forged through people young and old doing the two-step and more” - AU Review
07 Aug 2012
What a wonderful...
What a wonderful sorrowful little pop song. So well crafted, delivered and clear. Noah and the Whale, Jens Lekman, and Herman Dune's sounds all come to mind - but naturally this is it's own thing all together. The album's a great collection of melodies too. Thanks Francolin!