At Home With: Franc Moody

To be at home with Franc Moody feels like an out-of-body experience. Their taste is experimental, orchestral, funky, and cozy, taking you on a trip to another dimension all from the comfort of your own home.

With a carefully curated 14 track playlist, the London-based band invites us into their own space set to the tune of Khruangbin, Little Richard, and The Doobie Brothers. The playlist stretches far and wide to defy boundaries of time and space, yet it still exhibits a sense of true intimacy. This sentiment mirrors their artistic success, allowing people to stumble across their legendary live shows all across the world and immediately feel at home in the crowd.

Give At Home With Franc Moody a listen. You’ll learn a little more about the band, the world, and yourself along the way.

The Breakdown

1. Benjamin Britten – Peter Grimes, Opus 33/Prologue: Interlude I
This is about as evocative as it gets. Britten lived in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and this tune conjures up images of a restless and foreboding sea. It really inspired us with regards the scale, tone and orchestration we want to achieve with the next Franc Moody album. Don’t put this on if you wanna keep people on the dance floor.

2. Khruangbin, Knxwledge – Dearest Alfred (MyJoy) 
We’re both huge fans of Khruangbin, Mark Speers guitar playing has been a huge source of inspiration, whilst Laura Lee and Donald “DJ” Johnson lay down the most hypnotic grooves ever.

3. LCD Soundsystem – Us V Them
LCD Soundsytem’s approach to playing live, stewing grooves, catchy synth hooks and general electronic wizardry sets the bar so high. We also love that slightly controlled chaos vibe they bring, means the audience can never fully relax.

4. Shigeo Sekito – The Word II
This tune is so beautiful it’s unreal. Sekito is a master keys player, a student of classical technique, his releases are lapped up by synth enthusiasts the world over even inspiring Mac De Marco to write Chamber Of Reflection.

5. Villa Abo – Made On Coffee & Wine
A lil bit of variety here. Heard Peggy Gou play this at Glastonbury just after our set when we were off our nut. Got the knees, toes and mandibles moving.

6. Cassius – Cassius
Step aside Micheal Flatley, the real Lord of The Dance is here. One of the most important albums in the dance world ever released.

7. Tommy McLain – Before I Grow Too Old
We’re heavily influenced by the Swamp Pop of South Louisiana and Tommy McClain along with Lil Bob and The Lollipops and Cookie & The Cupcakes (amongst others) were the legends of that particular scene. Deep, swampy soul that has to be listened to at all costs.

8. The Doobie Brothers – It Keeps You Runnin’
An amazing tune, from the drum machine to the incredible song writing and vocals of Micheal MacDonald. This tune oozes groove and melody. Watch them play it live on YouTube, seriously special.

9. Worcester Cathedral Choir – In The Bleak Midwinter
What a tune. One of our personal lockdown anthems, sing this one in the shower in December.

10. Little Richard – Hurry Sundown
Alongside Gerry Lee Lewis Little Richard was one of the crazier motherfuckers of his era. What a performer and player, mind-blowing. He could do it all, deep soul or heavy rock n roll.

11. Booker T & the MG’s – Tic-Tac-Toe
This tune showcases them at their best, what a band. Funky af.

12. Skinshape, D’Alma – Sua Alma
A tune by our good pal Skinshape (aka Will Dorey), this is a beautiful nugget of ear joy. Jon actually does a lot of the string writing for the project. We all came up together in Tottenham. Check his stuff out!

13. Chemise – She Can’t Love You
A Franc Moody DJ staple. We’ve probably played this song 1,000,000 times. Still bangs.

14. The Tallis Scholars – Tallis: Spem in Alium 
One of the great innovators of his time, taking polyphony to the next level. You thought Kanye was ahead of his time, think again.