Whelan's, Dublin: Thursday 3rd October, 2019
Tickets €20.50 Incl. booking fee.
Doors 8pm | Over 18's | ID Required
After the enormous success of Franc Moody’s show at The Workman’s Club Dublin in April of this year, the disco-funk outfit return to Dublin for a headline show at Whelan’s on Thursday 3rd of October 2019.
It took the London band Franc Moody some time to perfect the ideal clap sound. They tried clapping their hands, then they tried numerous people clapping their hands. But after much experimentation, they discovered that the most pristine clap sound comes, yes, when you record three pairs of hands clapping in which one pair is wearing marigolds. This isn’t abnormal behaviour for Franc Moody. Listen to their songs and you’ll hear salt shakers and mugs, dripping radiators, the sound of someone zipping their flies, and their own family playing strings. It’s this kind of DIY sound design and attention to detail that has made the new London duo such a curious and captivating proposition.
Franc Moody’s sound is contemporary funk, awash with electronic inspiration, human touches, and throbbing grooves. Like Daft Punk and Jamiroquai before them, they draw from the sounds, styles and techniques of funk, disco and soul while simultaneously threading in electronic influences of the here and now. And over their short lifespan as a band they’ve shown a masterful knack for creating rich and textured bangers, like “Dopamine” (which has amassed over 6 million streams) and “Dance Moves” (over 8 million streams). Their hypnotic and free-form live show has garnered a cult following, and they recently sold out their biggest one to date at London’s 1100 capacity ‘Heaven’ as well as a 7 date tour including iconic Leeds venue Belgrave Music Hall and a trip to Dublin.
A fair chunk of Franc Moody’s success has come thanks to the forest blaze of praise that comes from their mesmerising live shows. As a duo who came up via the warehouse rave scene, they feel their most comfortable when they are onstage, surrounded by the incredible musicians and friends they feel lucky to call their band, causing a crowd of hundreds to explode with ecstasy. It’s a vibe they carry with them, whether they are supporting Friendly Fires on their UK tour, rocking out to thousands at Lovebox or headlining Whelan’s Dublin on Thursday 3rd October this this year.