The Button Factory, Dublin: 26th February 2020.
+ Special Guest, mac wetha.
Doors 7:30pm | Over 18's | ID Required.
AFTER THE MASSIVE SUCCESS OF THEIR JAM-PACKED WHELAN’S HEADLINE SHOW THIS MONTH, FRANC MOODY HAVE ANNOUNCED DETAILS OF A HEADLINE TOUR FOR 2020
+ PREMIERE NEW SINGLE, ‘TERRA FIRMA’
“London warehouse funk at its finest…a pure distillation of the group’s dancefloor-ready sound” Notion
“Superb…a unique blend of house, danceable pop, and a whole lot of fun” NME
“Taking their dizzying sound to new heights” Line of Best Fit
“Franc Moody have come a long way in a short time...frisky, irresistibly contagious" CLASH
Golden Plec caught up with Franc Moody earlier this year, read their interview here.
Franc Moody have today unveiled glorious new single ‘Terra Firma’, alongside details of an extensive global tour (which includes a London date at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on March 5th: tickets go on sale this Friday). With much of their current European tour already sold out, ‘Terra Firma’ also introduces the unique London band’s forthcoming debut album (more details of which will follow soon).
Franc Moody are an idiosyncratic London collective who marry contemporary concerns with classic, crate-digging sounds. They are, in many ways, the brainchild of partners-in-crime Ned and Jon, who were raised on the contrasting influences of a classical household (Jon) and the searing soul of New Orleans (Ned) but both finding an enduring love of dance music in nearly all its forms. The pair first met when they were part of a group of musicians who took over an abandoned warehouse in North London, which soon became a staple of the local area thanks to the raucous live shows they put on which lasted well into the night. Gradually, the idea of making records on their own that reflected that history of underground dance culture (its energy, community, and urgency) became entwined into the philosophy of Franc Moody, and the musicians they met along the way have formed the live experience with them, and are very much a part of a collective feel that Ned and Jon have fostered around the music.
It’s an energy that has evolved across Franc Moody’s releases to date, and now looks set to be pushed further still on the band’s forthcoming debut album. Inspired by heroes like Daft Punk or Jamiroquai, Franc Moody draw from the style and techniques of disco and techno whilst simultaneously threading influences of contemporary dance music into everything they do. In a time when London’s nightlife is dogged by closure and censure, the timeless (but timely) need for nightlife also appears paramount to Franc Moody – a band as seemingly beholden to Studio 54, The Haçienda or rave culture as they are Louisana Crawfish boils or (in their case) a Tottenham warehouse, in the belief that the party ultimately starts and stops with the individual.
Having already sold out the likes of London’s Village Underground, Heaven – and supported acts ranging from Nile Rogers & Chic to Friendly Fires and Parcels – Franc Moody have amassed the kind of IRL following which few independent bands can rival. Soon, ‘Terra Firma’ may be all that’s holding them down.
UK + EU Tour (on sale Friday)
26th || Dublin || Button Factory
28th || Glasgow || Stereo
29th || Manchester || YES
2nd || Bristol || Fleece
3rd|| Brighton || Concorde 2
4th || Nottingham || Bodega
5th || London || O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
7th || Leeds || Belgrave Music Hall
11th || Amsterdam || Paradiso Noord
12th || Cologne || Club Volta
13th || Berlin || Saalchen
14th || Hamburg || Bahnhof Pauli
16th || Copenhagen || Vega Small Hall
20th || Paris || La Maroquinerie
21st || Gent || Democrazy