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Neil Frances ‘Gimme’ – WATCH

By RawKeith

September 15, 2023

Neil Frances

As they prepare for the imminent release of their sophomore album, Los Angeles indie-dance duo NEIL FRANCES–Australian-born Jordan Feller and Southern California native Marc Gilfry–are unveiling their latest single and music video. “Gimme” is out today, September 15 via Nettwerk. The new song, an upbeat, high-tempo house track primed to keep listeners dancing through the late night hours, leads up to the release of their full-length album, It’s All A Bit Fuzzy due out October 6 on Nettwerk and a national headlining tour kicking off October 3.

Listen to “Gimme” here: https://neilfrances.ffm.to/gimme

Reminiscent of 80’s disco hits with Neil Frances’ own flare of funky guitar riffs and a sprinkle of synths, the new single stands out as an instant classic from the upcoming album. The accompanying music video for “Gimme” maintains the vaporwave VHS aesthetic of their previous single and video, “Standing My Ground,” while offering an intimate, behind-the-scenes look into the duo’s production on set.


“This tune is inspired by the many great instances in the history of pop music where a song speaks to pure materialism, i.e. The Flying Lizards’ “Money” and Madonna’s “Material Girl,” shares Gilfry. “Just about everything but the kitchen sink was thrown at it sonically. Live and electronic elements were blended into the healthiest materialistic smoothie we could make.”

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. 

That live music experience is key to Neil Frances who perform live as a band with Marc Gilfry on vocals and guitar, Jordan Feller on keys and CDJs alongside Rhythm Luna on drums and Greg Cham on bass. When crafting “Gimme,” Feller shares that the group took inspiration from watching the crowd go crazy to fast-paced beats at Portola Festival in San Francisco. “I just loved the energy in the room,” he says. “I was a DJ before I was in a band. 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.’”

In a full circle moment, Neil Frances gets that chance to test out the new track with a Portola afterparty DJ set on September 30 before kicking off their coast-to-coast headlining trek on October 3 with a sold-out show in San Diego. The tour stops in major markets before concluding with a special hometown show at Los Angeles’ The Novo on November 4. From there they will make an appearance at Dusk Music Festival on November 10 before heading south to Mexico City for Corona Capital Festival on November 18. A full run of dates is listed below. 


Neil Frances Fall Tour Dates:

9/30 San Francisco, CA - Portola Afterparty @ The Midway (DJ set)

10/3 San Diego, CA - Belly Up *Sold Out

10/4 Las Vegas, NV - Ferguson's 

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 *Sold Out

10/25 Detroit, MI - El Club

10/27 Chicago, IL - Metro

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

11/10 Tucson, AZ - Dusk Music Festival

11/18 Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival


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