All This Talk

by Anton Franc

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With their new EP "All This Talk," Perth-based four-piece Anton Franc bring us the bigger, brighter, natural successor to their 2011 self-titled debut. Having relocated to Perth after a stint in the sprawling Kimberley region, they've toured Australia, supported the likes of Jens Lekman and Chet Faker and returned to their focus of crafting unforgettable songs laden with rich textures.

"All This Talk" introduces five new tracks that expand on the band's winning blend of folk storytelling, indie-pop momentum and electronic soundplay. Opener "Moments" pits existential turmoil against rollicking riffs and triumphant saxophone; "Dust Storm" is a cautionary tale wrapped in harmony and fog, mounting to a heavy crescendo. "Boat Song" and "Water & Blue" infuse nautical themes with sanguine rhythms, captivating choruses and weaving synths, before the stripped-back "Hearts" brings the record to a smouldering close. If you're a fan of Grizzly Bear's chamber-pop smarts, Boards Of Canada's synthetic tapestries or Lambchop's charming eccentricity, introducing your ears to "All This Talk" is a no-brainer.


released November 1, 2013

All songs written & arranged by Joshua Bowyer & Jamie Kuzich
Produced and recorded by Matt Gio, Joshua Bowyer & Jamie Kuzich at Studio Couch (Tracks 1,2,3 & 4), Rod Claverton Arena (Tracks 4 & 5) & Almondbury Studios (Track 3).
Mixed by Matt Gio, Rada Studios, West Perth
Mastered by Jim DeMain, Yes Master, Nashville USA

All instruments played by Joshua Bowyer & Jamie Kuzich, except:
Drums on "Dust Storm" & "Moments" - Josh Ellis
Piano on "Hearts" & Synth on "Dust Storm" - Matt Parker
Bass on "Moments" & Violin on "Water & Blue" - Lyndon Blue
Tenor Sax on "Moments" - Jeremy Trezona
Backing Vocals on "Boat Song" - Dave Foley
Backing Vocals on "Hearts" - Debbie Olsson-White
French Horn on "Water & Blue" - Simon Olsen
Trombone on "Water & Blue" - Blake Phillips
Trumpet on "Water & Blue" - Elliot Hughes



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Anton Franc Perth, Australia

From their humble beginnings as two medical students experimenting with sounds on the mud flats of Australia's north-west, Anton Franc have grown into one of WAs most interesting four piece acts.

Anton Franc have an emphasis on storytelling, decorated with eclectic and diverse arrangements - synths and horns are represented is equal numbers - covering folk, indie-pop and folktronic ground.
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