LOS ANGELES INDIE-DANCE DUO NEIL FRANCES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
IT’S ALL A BIT FUZZY OUT OCTOBER 6 ON NETTWERK
NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “STANDING MY GROUND” AUGUST 4, ON ALL PLATFORMS
LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL APPEARANCE SET FOR THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
WITH 21 DATES SET FOR FALL HEADLINE TOUR
Los-Angeles indie-dance duo NEIL FRANCES–who is Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry–are back with a new single “Standing My Ground” (August 4) on Nettwerk. The single comes along with the announcement of their sophomore album It’s All A Bit Fuzzy.
Listen to “Standing My Ground” here: https://neilfrances.ffm.to/standingmyground
The late-night groove anthem “Standing My Ground” enraptures the listener with bass, propulsive beats, smooth synth, and funky guitar licks. The pair also released an accompanying video by Kyle Jetter which captures Neil Frances in what could be an outtake from a 90’s acid rave. Here we find Feller and Gilfry in a vibrant VHS scene, grooving out as they watch themselves on a vintage box television. It’s a mind-bender for the space-age.
Following their 2018 EP Took A While and their 2022 debut LP album There Is No Neil Frances, the collab-heavy It’s All A Bit Fuzzy refines Neil Frances’ natural, club-ready groove with sonic influences ranging from ‘80s/’90s rave culture, ‘70s funk and soul, yacht rock, and classic hip-hop.
“The last album we wrote was very concept-driven,” says Feller. “This one, early on, we decided not to go through that again.” Letting the collaborative process guide them, Neil Frances flexed their curatorial muscles and joined forces with rising talent such as DC-based R&B/dance artist dreamcastmoe on “She’s Just the Type of Girl,” alt-indie singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist St. Panther on “Let’s Break It Down” and “Head Straight,” and rapper/singer PawPaw Rod on “High” to create an adventurous, shape-shifting collection.
As Neil Frances prepare to hit the stage, they call their duo set “an ode to house music.” Indeed, both Feller and Gilfry are not only creators, but they are the sincerest, most dedicated fans of every type of music that has ever made its way to the dance floor. Weaving in and deconstructing classic house tracks into their live set, Neil Frances have written a genuine love letter to house music on It’s All A Bit Fuzzy, which is bound to get audiences moving all around the world.
“I was a DJ before I was in a band,” says Feller. “For me it’s always important to feel the audience moving, and I love the energy of a crowd of people getting served by a DJ at that faster tempo. I was like, ‘I want to write a song at that speed for us to play so we can get that feeling from an audience.”
8/5 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (Lollapalooza Aftershow) *Sold Out
8/6 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/31 Sydney, NSW – Oxford Art Factory
9/1 Melbourne, AU – The Espy
9/5 – 9/10 Queenstown, NZ – Snow Machine
Fall Headline Tour:
10/6 Denver, CO – Summit
10/7 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
10/9 Ft. Worth, TX – Tannahill’s
10/10 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
10/11 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/14 Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl
10/15 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/17 Washington, DC – The Atlantis *Sold Out
10/18 Washington, DC – The Atlantis *Sold Out
10/19 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/20 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10/21 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/22 Montreal, QC – Studio TD
10/24 Toronto, ON – Axis
10/25 Detroit, MI – El Club
10/28 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
10/31 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/1 Seattle, WA – Neptune
11/3 San Francisco, CA – The Regency
11/4 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
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