The Francis Wolves are an 8-piece instrumental funk juggernaut from Brisbane, Australia. It’s true, The FW’s ain’t your typical suit-clad 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.
Starting out as the house band at Gertie’s Bar in trio format, The Francis Wolves were born when bassist Brian L’Huillier first heard The Budos Band. Inspiration struck, songs were quickly penned, horns, keys and percussion were recruited and The Francis Wolves came alive!
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, resulting in a tight 33 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.