LA Duo NEIL FRANCES Reminds Us It Is “Tuesday” In The Dog Daze of Summer; Shares New Track & Video
August 25, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Indie-electronic duo Neil Frances share their carefree, dreamy day-time disco-infused track “Tuesday,” inspired by the monotony of long summer days in a quarantined Los Angeles. The duo is comprised of Sydney-born Jordan Feller and Southern California native Marc Gilfry. Jordan explains, “’Tuesday’ is another nod to that joyous feeling of 90’s French house with just the right amount of hook and repetition. The creative process on this one was pretty typical for us, Greg (our bassist) and I fleshed out an idea for the groove and then Marc and I worked on the vocal melodies. I called in our drummer Rhythm Luna to track drums so the feel was more human than machine. Then we had our friend Hazel English, who we’ve worked with previously on our song ‘Better Way,’ sing backing vocals for that extra lil bit of spicy sauce!”
Marc adds, “Tuesday could be any day. Call us escapists, but the song was written based on a longing for simplicity. On some level, it’s too simple a desire given the current state of the world. But maybe we should all be allowed a moment or two of escape in order to come back stronger. So it’s bittersweet that we release this song at this time. Take it as a welcome break, but don’t get too sucked in, remember that there is work to be done.”
While recording, Jordan and Marc were pleased to see how their neighbor’s dog, Pancake, was loving the extra attention that came with his owners now working from home. Interactions with Pancake became such a bright spot in their days that they decided to spread the cheer by filming dogs living their best lives for the official video.
Neil Frances formed in 2016, having both relocated to LA from London and New York, in pursuit of new projects. With Gilfry’s inherent knack for hooks and melodies and Feller’s encyclopedic sonic recall ability and vast knowledge of production, the pair hit it off and began to develop their brand of beat-driven pop ear worms infused with a more organic warmth than most modern electronic dance music. Putting special emphasis on their enthralling live sets—always performed with a multi-piece band and never relying on playback—the group quickly developed a reputation as a must-see stage artist. Soon their reputation as a diverse act with a wide range of talents began to build among listeners of all kinds. Their 2018 debut EP, Took A While, with its blend of psychedelic rhythms, vibe-y, infectious grooves, and raw, funky spirit put Neil Frances firmly on the map and propelled them to tour slots with Jungle and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The band joined Nettwerk in 2020 and are currently working on new music.
Stay tuned for more to come from Neil Frances.