New single 'real love' + new tour dates

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new single 'real love' is out now only on bandcamp! -

late last year my wife cozza and I moved to the countryside of north-western france to be near her parents ahead of the birth of our first child (sasha, a little girl who arrived in december 2021). i vowed to turn the second bedroom into a makeshift recording studio (which i have named 'studio velour' after the velour sound absorption curtains we put in) from the minute we arrived, and as soon as i finished installing everything i started recording this, a cover of the beatles' posthumous classic 'real love'. initially made just to test drive the home studio, i realised this recording was an opportunity to fully produce a song completely alone - playing the instruments, engineering, mixing and even (kind of) mastering. i've never actually mixed anything i've recorded before, and so for better or worse i wanted to share it as a personal milestone - my first recording made in france, mixed and 'mastered' by me at 'studio velour' in glorious mid-fidelity.

lastly - most of our feb dates have been moved to july due to covid related reasons, but sadly brighton and leeds had to be cancelled :( (refunds available at point of purchase) - you can discover all listings, including Kendall Calling and Nozstock festival by clicking here

New single 'Internet', Tour with Field Music and live session with Low Four Studio

image description so summer came and went and it was actually kinda....good for the most part?? saw a bunch of you at some shows which was amazing, but fear not if you didn't catch us because we have a few festival appearances coming this autumn as well as some very tasty support slots with fellow Memphis Industries folks Field Music, grab tickets here.

if you can't wait that long, our live session with my very good friends at Low Four studios is now up on Youtube, head here to watch us perform songs from 'Miracle' dressed in white boilersuits on the hottest day of the year. yeh, that was my idea (i've since apologised to and thanked my bandmates, oops lol)

oh and we recently released another lil morsel from the 'Miracle' sessions, 'Internet'. it's kind of like an alt. country ballad about being addicted to your phone, and features me playing slide guitar using a guitar cable. go check it !

peace love and safety to you all as we slowly sink into colder temperatures, hope to see some of you on the road soon

love, francis

"Miracle" out now!

today's the day! 'Miracle' is finally out there in the world. as the old, perhaps clichéd saying goes; 'create the change you want to see in the world', and when i was writing these songs i really did need a 'miracle'. i was at a breaking point, trying to escape an almost overwhelming feeling of hopelessness, and making this record was a sincere attempt at not only making something bigger than myself, but also a way of purging that feeling. and you know what? it has kinda worked! sharing new music with you all over the past few months has meant so much to me, and seeing people connect with these songs so wholeheartedly has made me feel so much kinship - it's always good to know you're not alone. we've been through a lot recently, haven't we? I hope 'miracle' serves as some kind of balm to alleviate some of our collective pain and stress, or maybe simply as a celebration of power pop, melody and guitar solos. either way, have the best summer everyone <3<3<3

Ordering options for 'Miracle' HERE

Tickets are selling fast for our Manchester and London dates, you can cop tickets here!

21 July - London, The Victoria Tickets
24 July - Manchester, The Deaf Institute Tickets

London show now on sale!

image description omg - a concert!! we're playing The Victoria in Dalston, London on Thursday 1st July, tickets on sale now, click here
this is our first show in over a year and we're sooooper excited to play songs from the new album 'Miracle' as well as all the old favourites. can't bloody wait to see you xxx

'lonesome no more' out now

From the album "Miracle" out 18 June. Order from​

the title 'lonesome no more' comes from the kurt vonnegut novel of the same name, in which citizens of the USA are each prescribed an extended family of 'cousins' to cure the nationwide problem of loneliness. i suppose it got me thinking where i'd be without loneliness, without an excuse to feel sorry for myself and without an excuse to drink to feel better. i'm three months sober today and I don't want an excuse to feel sorry for myself anymore, which was so often the case until recently. a huge thankyou and congratulations needs to go to my dear friend and filmmaker Grant Peacock AKA 'kidmilk' for not only pouring his heart and soul into this video but also a bit of his life too - he's days away from being 6 months sober and it's massively inspiring to me, so give it up for Grant! xxxXxxx

new album 'miracle' & first single 'bad hair day'

i am actually ecstatic to announce that my new record 'miracle' is coming out June 18th on Memphis Industries. it was written during a period of my life where it felt like i needed a miracle just to function from day to day. of course these days many of us are praying for some kind of miracle to magically return us to normality, but this isn’t what my record is about.
lyrically, ’miracle' is a document of a time when i was asking myself a lot of questions - “when was the last time i felt happy? is it my fault that i feel this way? am i doing it to myself?”. i don’t really have any answers to these questions, but it felt cathartic to acknowledge them in these songs, and i hope that listening to them will feel cathartic if you’ve been questioning yourself lately too. quitting alcohol at the start of this year was one of the first steps i’ve taken to feel better, and it feels significant to be sharing ‘bad hair day’, a song about hangovers now that i'm nearly two months sober. it's the longest i've been without, and for someone who spent the past decade touring and working in hospitality jobs where alcohol is your reward, your commiseration and often your fuel, it leaves a big hole when it's gone. though there is a sense of loss, what i've gained is perspective - i'm learning how good it feels to be 100% every day.
you can pre-order 'miracle' here -

"To Make Angels In Snow"

This track was a bit of an experiment for me as I’d never recorded drums, bass, keys and guitar by myself in a studio before, and it was also my first time recording onto 2 inch tape. The woodwind on this song was handled expertly by my actual neighbours Kyran Matthews and Emily Burkhardt from the Manchester Jazz Collective who I adore, and the beautiful BVs and spoken word are as ever by the wonderful Coralie Monnet. I'm not a religious person but I love the holiday season which why I can’t wait any longer to share this Xmas jam with y’all. No matter who or what you believe in I hope that your wintertime and holiday season ahead is filled with love, positivity, family friends and rock n roll. Love Francis xxxxx

A Dream Is U - Out Now!

she's here! :,)

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super proud to say you can finally purchase ‘A Dream Is U’ on super limited PINK heavyweight 12” vinyl, black vinyl, cd and digitally.

come see us play the record live !

28 Sep – Warrington, Rivfest Tickets
18 Oct – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club Tickets
20 Oct – Cardiff, Swn Festival Tickets
23 Oct – London, Old Blue Last Tickets
25 Oct – Glasgow, Hug & Pint Tickets Tickets
26 Oct – Manchester, Soup Kitchen Tickets
01 Nov – Liverpool, 81 Renshaw Tickets
02 Nov – York, Fulford Arms Tickets
05 Nov – Hasselt, Muziekodroom Tickets
06 Nov – Brussels, Wiltoof Botanique Tickets
07 Nov – Paris, Pop Up Du Label Tickets

Up & Down - Video out now!

our new single 'Up & Down' is a tale of two lovers with terrible and terrific mood swings, who drive each other insane one minute and are madly in love the next. i'm not sure if it's a happy or a sad song, you can decide for yourself. the video was directed by Manchester filmmakers GRANDMAS and it is most definitely a dark affair. in their words -

“Up & Down follows a young woman after she murders an anonymous man in a hotel room. We tag along with her through her self-destructive path to oblivion as she wanders the streets at night, drinking copious amounts of tonic wine. She happens upon a northern karaoke bar where she sings her swan song as police sirens sound in the distance”
you can pre-order ‘A Dream Is U’ now on super limited PINK heavyweight 12” vinyl, black vinyl, cd and digitally.

A Dream Is U - Pre-Order Now!

hey fellow humans,

i’m extra grateful to be alive today because i can finally tell you all that my debut album ‘A Dream Is U’ will be out August 2nd on Memphis Industries <3<3<3

it’s a kaleidoscopic dreamscape recorded in full audial Technicolor, swimming with strings, harmonies, silver saxophones and merry go-round guitars. it’s the record i’ve always wanted to make.

today i’m also sharing ‘2 Real’ with you, the second offering from ‘A Dream Is U’. it’s a song about finding and losing yourself and how interchangeable those two feelings are. the video was filmed and directed by skate cinematographer Jim Craven whose work on the Heroin skateboards videos as well as his own films like Land and Island is equal parts impressionistic, raw and elegant. It features Heroin skateboards’ pro skater Tom Day, my band-mate Coralie and myself driving through Lincolnshire, England skating riverside ditches, satellite dishes as well as Tom’s homemade skatepark outside his static caravan in the countryside.

lastly but not leastly, we’re hitting the road for the first time in actual years :,)
here are some uk dates !

20th July - Bluedot Festival tickets
18th Oct - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds tickets
23rd Oct - Old Blue Last, London tickets
25th Oct - Hug & Pint, Glasgow tickets
26th Oct - Soup Kitchen, Manchester tickets
1st Nov - 81 Renshaw, Liverpool tickets
2nd Nov - Fulford Arms, York tickets

tickets go on sale for these at 10am on 8th May. if you can’t see your city on the list, fear not, we’re working n getting to you v. soon xxx

i hope all this news reaches you well and you’re as excited as i am :)

you can pre-order ‘A Dream Is U’ now on super limited PINK heavyweight 12” vinyl, black vinyl, cd and digitally.

love you guys, thanks for your support,



New single I Wanna Live in My Dreams out now

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