Brisbane’s favourite garage-afro-soul merchants The Francis Wolves, are launching their second single Gothic Surf Club at The Motor Room this Saturday, 23 January. To celebrate, Gothic Surf Club will be available for free on Bandcamp this weekend only.

Gothic Surf Club is a psychedelic afro-funk jaunt that guitarist Jason Elliot says carries on the groove the band established with their first single.

“All the instrumentation sounds nice and fat, and the solos have a good vibe.  We can’t wait to play this one live,” he said.

Gothic Surf Club is the second track to be released from the band’s forthcoming debut album, which is due out in the next couple of months. Recorded in a small studio at Tym Guitars in Fortitude Valley, the album blends elements of psychedelic, afro-soul, funk and jazz.

“Everything fits together snugly on this record – it represents a little bit of each of our backgrounds and flavours. For example, Brian’s love of garage rock, Andrew’s mastery of the jazz form and our collective love of ethio and afro music.”

“It’s an eight track album of no-filler, non-stop gritty funk and garage-soul. This means a relatively short playing time but with everyone’s short attention span these days that might be a good thing!”

Jason says it’s fair to assume that most, if not all, of the tracks from the album will be played at their Gothic Surf Club single launch this weekend. Supported by Vulture Street Tape Gang, this double-team of soulful-funk and dirty grooves plan to leave a sea of bent ankles and sore throats in their wake.

So grab a taco from The Boundary Street Markets beforehand (think of it as fuel to groove), and get on down to The Motor Room this Saturday, 23 January! More event information available here.