London synth-pop collective Franc Moody share new track ‘Dance Moves’. Renowned for their hi-octane, immersive live shows, the group recently sold out their headline date @ Oslo, London on 28th February this year and are set for a festival run which includes The Great Escape, World Island, Lovebox, and Lost Village, but not before supporting Friendly Fires at Brixton Academy, Leeds, and Norwich.
A collective of like-minded musicians led by Ned Franc and Jon Moody, they have so far unleashed a series of space-disco joints - bringing them to the attention of underground party and festival goers, and securing numerous track of the week accolades, named as one Annie Mac’s ‘New Names’ on Radio 1 and providing a Weekend Anthem on 1Xtra, as well as support from the likes of DJs Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Elton John, Pete Tong, and blogs from Complex to Wonderland.
The guys explain the sound so far: “We set out to combine the epic intergalactic funk sounds á la George Clinton with stellar bass n' drum grooves of Sly Stone with some of our disco and electronic idols thrown in.”
The collective’s DIY approach and background running infamous warehouse parties in Tottenham inspired them to combine that raw, raucous party feel, with the slick and groove-based musicianship of their heroes, creating the ultimate Franc Moody experience. They explain: “We want to keep this as inclusive as possible. From our records right through to the live shows, this is Franc Moody."
Listen to ‘Dance Moves’- BELOW:
Forthcoming ‘Dance Moves EP’ puts 4 new slices together with a selection of previous singles.
Franc Moody had this to say: “Dance Moves is about the excitement and apprehension you get as you hit the dance floor with someone who you spark with. It’s about that electricity, delving into the unknown and getting loose. It’s got all the usual Franc Moody DIY ingredients; Skank’ Guitars, 80’s Synths, 50’s Organs and various out of date condiments. We hope it makes you want to get on the dance floor. We’re so excited to have this EP out in the universe. We’ve been working hard on this batch of tunes in our little cupboard in North London and hope that you all enjoy listening to it.”
The ‘Dance Moves EP’ will be released via Juicebox Recordings 27.03.18. A UK headline tour will be announced on the same day. Details below.
FRANC MOODY 2018 TOUR DATES
29.03.18 Leeds w/ Friendly Fires
30.03.18 Norwich w/ Friendly Fires
05.04.18 Brixton Academy w/ Friendly Fires
18.05.18 Great Escape
26.05.18 World Island Festival
24.08.18 Lost Village
16.10.18 Village Underground - Headline
17.10.18 Manchester, Deaf Institute - Headline
18.10.18 Bristol, Exchange - Headline
19.10.18 Brighton, Patterns - Headline