Francis Wolves / Mister Abacus @ It's Still a Secret

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It's Still a Secret, 48 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Brisbane

The Francis Wolves are back.

No one does a Sunday Matinee quite like the Francis Wolves.

Back Once again in Kurilpa, West End in your new favourite venue "It's Still A Secret"

3pm - Doors open 4pm - Mister Abacus 5pm - The Francis Wolves 6pm - See you at the bar

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, The Francis Wolves deliver a sound that Triple J’s Dom Alessio refers to as ‘the soundtrack to big wave surfing…in hell’. An instrumental funk juggernaut that brings together a melting pot of genres. It’s a fuzzed out wall-of-sound with ferocious horns and a brooding rhythm section. There’s ominous organ and infectious congas. It’s a hot mess. A funky hot mess.

Their most recent second album, recorded in Brisbane and mastered in Hamburg, Germany by Fabian Tormin (Biffy Clyro, The Kills, Kurt Vile, Lee Ranaldo) delves deeper into more dark and ominous territory than their debut managed. It’s a more mature offering from the Francis Wolves pulling no punches musically.

Among the 10 tracks, they pay homage to one of the greatest composers of all time, Ennio Morricone – who passed away during the recording of the album – in “The Ballad of Lee Van Cleef”. It’s a cinematic underscore for today’s spaghetti western complete with timpani drums, theremin and an unhinged guitar solo. The shades on this record are deeper and darker. From the brooding, Fender Rhodes driven “199 to Brunswick” to the MC5 influenced “Brother Wayne Kramer” the record tells a story of hardship, grit and determination…and it does so, without any words.

So get on board and get yourself to the dancefloor. You won’t regret it.

It's The Francis Wolves