The Francos release new EP ‘Absolute Scenes’

EP Review Review
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ICM Rating

The Francos return with their second EP titled ‘Absolute Scenes’ since the band formed last year.

Hailing from Wollongong, Australia, the band started off as jamming buddies before quickly working their fingers to the bone to record their debut EP, ‘Take The Train Home’.

Consisting of Ben Cauduro (Vocals/Guitar/Keys), Xavier Lardner (Bass/Vocals/Guitar) and Alec Adams (Drums) the trio released singles ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Prime’ and ‘Tasman’, before sharing the five-track EP.

Combining a beautiful twist on indie-rock and electronic music to create sounds of groove laden bass tracks, previously unheard banger ‘Spectacle’ is unique and highly syncopated, with a blend of synth textures and evocative guitar melodies.

Talking about ‘Spectacle’ the band said: “Spectacle is a song with a few meanings and subjects. Firstly, it is about having fun in the sun on a day where the entire suburb/town are all wanting to make the most of such a perfect looking day.

“Secondly, the song is also about how great it is to watch football (of any code) at a packed suburban ground with a big community atmosphere.

“While sport in the UK is often played in smaller boutique grounds (from football to rugby/league) in Australia most codes are now favouring to have their clubs play in huge stadiums which often attract small crowds and create zero atmosphere, whereas on the odd occasion that they play “suburban rounds” usually a bigger crowd comes along.

“We wrote the music as a jam a few years ago, but decided that we enjoyed playing it so much that we wanted to form it into a full song. The bridge was written later on to add a bit of variety, and I first wrote the lyrics while going for a bike ride on a Sunday afternoon.”

Listen to the EP in full below. Find The Francos on Facebook.

Good

  • Groovy
  • 'Spectacle' is stand out track

Bad

  • Vocals sound distorted

Summary

Combining a beautiful twist on indie-rock and electronic music to create sounds of groove laden bass tracks, previously unheard banger 'Spectacle' is unique and highly syncopated, with a blend of synth textures and evocative guitar melodies.
6

ICM Rating