Nick Cave is one of Francesco’s heroes, a big musical inspiration. He would love to meet him. Last night Francesco Fonte Band was playing a show at the Purple Turtle in Camden. Just minutes after they finished, Francesco’s housemate went out for a fag. And there he was standing, Nick Cave, waiting for a cab in front of Purple Turtle. Francesco missed him while being inside, receiving applause for his performance and chatting about music. Destiny.
“..wondering what he was up to yesterday night in front of Purple Turtle just after Francesco Fonte Band finished their live gig supporting Die Kur for the launch of their new album Manifesto..was he inside the venue maybe, watching the live performance? Maybe he went to Koko where the night wouldn’t really match his taste and get inspired for a new song? Maybe he just went to some friends house in the area and thought ‘were the fuck is this noise and screaming-out-of-tune coming from?’ Yeah Francesco Dream ON!”
– Francesco Fonte –
Please check out The Francesco Fonte Band’s latest masterpiece ‘Arousal Addiction’ from 2013 now on YouTube. This is a beautiful rock album featuring some of Torturett’s photographs Light Arts by Torturett
I have earlier posted a few recommendations about a new record which is out since November 2013 – Arousal Addiction, by The Francesco Fonte Band. Now “Stephanie” was the first single of this wonderful EP and Francesco Fonte himself painted its CD artwork. I shadowed Francesco a few times during the actual process of painting and I found it rally interesting to see how such a meaningful piece of artwork developed from a few pencil drawings. I had to take some images to share and to show all the passion he puts into his work.
You can listen to the full EP “Arousal Addiction” and the first single “Stephanie” on Bandcamp http://thefrancescofonteband.bandcamp.com/
There is a great review of Arousal Addiction, the new EP of The Francesco Fonte Band on this month’s Cat On The Wall music and culture webzine. It is really worth reading and describes album and band very well. It also features an Interview with Francesco and some of Torturetts pictures!
See review and interview here: http://catonthewall.net/?p=2639
and listen to Arousal Addiction on Bandcamp http://thefrancescofonteband.bandcamp.com/
The new single “Stephanie” of The Francesco Fonte Band is out now and available exclusively on Bandcamp!
As I captured a few moments of The Francesco Fonte Band’s latest rehearsal I even got the chance to listen to their new single “Stephanie” live for the first time. It’s a punch in the face, really powerful! The single is out Thursday, 17th October and will be performed live at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden that night! It’s gonna be a great chance to catch some good, handmade music! Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/240499