Francis – “All I Want”
Stand-alone single out now via Strangers Candy
Listen to “All I Want” via Spotify, Apple Music etc
Listen to and embed “All I Want”
Listen to “Swing” via Spotify // Apple Music // Deezer // Tidal
Listen to Marathon via Spotify // Apple Music // Deezer // Tidal
As premiered on The Line of Best Fit
“another slab of indie-pop glory” – The Line of Best Fit
The Swedish quintet Francis has been active on the Swedish indie scene for more than a decade now, slowly making their mark as one of the most interesting acts around. Following the acclaimed This Must Be Blood EP in 2012 Francis released their long-awaited, second full-length and international debut album Marathon in 2016, co-produced by the band and Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War on Drugs, Deerhunter, Björk, Dirty Projectors etc.), via Strangers Candy.
Francis was originally formed back in 2006 as a punk-y interpretation of American folk, out of the local DIY scene in their hometown of Mora, in the Dalarna region of Sweden. Now based in Falun, only vocalist Petra Mases and drummer Petter Nygårdh remains from the early days, later joined by guitarist Jerker Krumlinde, bassist Paulina Mellkvist and Oskar Bond on keys.
Francis self-released their debut album Lekomberg, We Were Kin in 2011, and followed by the This Must Be Blood EP the year after. Marathon was the first release from the current incarnation of the band and it followed by the stand-alone single “Swing” in August 2017 and now with “All I Want” which was released on March 30, 2018, and on which the band worked with Nicolas Vernhes again.
Press for Francis:
“a dreamy take on the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s an easy listen that feels like nostalgia washing over you” – Stereogum
“sublime alt pop” – Clash
“ethereal and elegiac […] It’s a lovely song” – BrooklynVegan
“sailing melodies and crystal clear hooks presents the group at their most effortlessly engaging” – The Line of Best Fit
“vivid, widescreen indie pop that lopes along on the strength of crystalline guitar textures and achingly pretty vocals” – Under the Radar
“a marathon in the making, but one worth running for” – Drunken Werewolf
“lovely, lush piece of dream-pop” – Ja Ja Ja