Anton Franc

Anton Franc

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Anton Fran, one of WA's most interesting 4-piece musical acts,have fingers in pies of many flavours. Folk, indie, pop, electronica, and folktronica - an intriguing blend no doubt to impress.

Biography

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 4 piece acts.

The seeds of Anton Franc were laid in 2011 when Josh Bowyer & Jamie Kuzich, two musicians from either side of the country, met far from home in the Kimberley region of Australia's far North-West. Medical students at the time they bonded in their sparse and isolated surroundings, writing and recording the songs that would become Anton Franc's debut, self titled EP.

"The Anton Franc EP" intrigued listeners with it's eclectic blend of folk songwriting and subtle electronica, and evocation of the sparse but beautiful isolation in which it was written. The EP, and it's single "Letting Go" found receptive ears throughout Australia, but also as far afield as Germany and Norway where it's nostalgic overtones were utilised by in two major TV campaigns. Letting Go & EP closer also found themselves nominated for the WAM Song of the Year contest, and the film clip for Letting Go, filmed in the beautiful Kimberley, landed itself a Gold award from the Australian Cinemetographer's Society.

A relocation to Perth in 2012 saw the duo begin the transformation from a bedroom-based duo to a live force-to-be-reckoned-with. After collaborating live with many Perth musicians, Bowyer & Kuzich settled down as a solid 4-piece with drummer Josh Ellis and bassist/keysist Matt Parker, playing the Perth International Arts Fesitval, Groovin' the Moo and Rottofest as well as supporting the likes of Jens Lekman, Erlend Oye, Chet Faker & Andy Bull within their first year as a live band.

Anton Franc's sound has evolved from experimentation with the combination of traditional folk instruments and electronics to find themselves comfortably straddling a smattering of genres, with one foot firmly resting in the traditional ethos of folk songwriting & instrumentation, whilst the other meanders through the subtlety availed by electronica and innovative production techniques. Anton Franc have fingers in pies of many flavours. Folk, indie pop, electronica, folktronica & world have all come into contact with the finger tips of this intriguing Perth 4-piece.

Their sophomore EP "The #2 Blues/Is Good" is due for release in October 2013.