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Francis of Delirium deliver powerful homegrown indie rock on “Red.” The track comes ahead of their forthcoming EP “Wading” and follows the track “Let It All Go.” The Luxembourg-based duo offer choppy, repetitive verses against a fuzzy guitar, giving the band their signature grunge-infused indie sound. In the chorus, singer Jana Bahrich repeats, “It all turned red when it all made sense / and it all turned red,” which she explained in a statement as lyrically describing “the pushing away of someone and justifying it with your anger rather than rationally discussing your feelings. It’s believing something you thought to be true and then that being switched. It’s the loss of trust in a relationship.” The song arrived with an animated music video, created by Bahrich. 

Today the band are back with another new song from it, “Red,” which features the same sort of hypnotic repetition and surging urgency.

Red is the pushing away of someone and justifying it with your anger rather than rationally discussing your feelings. It’s believing something you thought to be true and then that being switched. It’s the loss of trust in a relationship,” the band’s Jana Bahrich said in a statement, continuing:

You’re left angry and confused, unsure of yourself, or who to trust. Instead of communicating effectively, you start to push away, preemptively moving into isolation as a defence mechanism to stop yourself from more hurt. Simultaneously the song challenges the goodness I see in myself, as a good friend, someone filled with love is gone, which distances you from this idea of yourself even further. So you’re pushing away someone else and pushing away a version of yourself you enjoy.

Most of this footage was taken by my grandfather around the 70s and part of the footage is of me as a child, me at the age I am now. Lakes explores identity and feelings of being lost. We are all bodies that feed into each other to make our own individual lakes. I found a great deal of identity through community and through isolation that sense of self was lost. Through the music video I wanted to find identity through family and heritage. I never really developed a relationship with my grandfather and I found a large sense of self through making the video. Many tears were shed.

Wading follows the band’s previous EP, 2020’s All Change. The band consists of 19-year-old singer/songwriter Jana Bahrich (from Vancouver, British Columbia) and drummer/producer Chris Hewett (from Seattle, Wash.), who’s several decades her senior.

Due on 9th April on Dalliance Recordings

Francis of Delirium is the combination of 19-year-old Jana Bahrich and Chris Hewett, who hail from Vancouver, CA and Seattle respectively, but now are based in Luxembourg where they currently reside and make music. They’re preparing the release of their new EP “Wading” via Dalliance Recordings and have recently let go of it’s passionate lead single “Let It All Go.”

Part pummeling garage rock and art-rock anthem with some Art Brut-esque delivery, it blossoms into something else with the vocals converging into an acapella-like moment before diving into a 90s garage rock finish. You can feel the emotion pouring out of Bahrich at every moment in a convincing raw fashion.

Throughout 2020 Luxembourg-based, Canadian-American two-piece Francis of Delirium gave us plenty of musical reasons to get excited about them and their powerful Equality Song also made it into our list of the favourite tracks of the year. Despite her young age charismatic songwriter Jana Bahrich writes very mindful and musically profound tracks that shouldn’t shy away from some true classics of indie rock history. There’s this special lo-fi vibe that makes these songs as timeless as they are fresh. A first EP was released last year, a follow-up called “Wading” is set for a release on February 12th. We also asked Bahrich about her personal thoughts and hopes for the upcoming year and here’s what she had to say:

“You can expect my favourite music we’ve made to be out in the world next year, my favourite video I’ve made so far to be out and for us to be doing everything we can to be putting on our best shows yet. My hope is for the world to get to a point where it is safe enough for artists to play to a packed audience/for us to play to a packed audience so that I would be able to stage dive and not fall straight to the ground, that would be pretty cool. That’s my lofty goal for next year, a stage dive.”

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Francis Of Delirium are a duo out of Luxembourg matching Jana Bahrich, a 19-year-old Vancouver native, with the significantly older drummer and producer Chris Hewett, who hails from Seattle. They’re dropping their new EP “Wading” in April on Dalliance Recordings, which has released music from the likes of Gia Margaret and Common Holly. It’s preceded today by “Let It All Go,” a talky and anthemic multi-segmented track that climaxes with Bahrich repeatedly yelling, “Aren’t you tired of being alone?!”

Francis Of Delirium is the product of an unlikely collaboration: Vocalist Jana Bahrich is a 19-year-old from Vancouver, drummer Chris Hewett is almost 30 years older and from Seattle, but the two met and teamed up in Luxembourg, of all places. Together, they’ve made spiky, grunge-inflected indie rock on Wading, a sophomore EP released this past spring. But the band is already changing, still in the early stages of crafting their sound: More recent singles “Come Out And Play” and “All Love” leaned in a more atmospheric, shoegaze-oriented direction, and they were the best songs Francis have released yet.

With an accompanying claymation-filled music video. “Let It All Go” unfurls with an energy on the brink of self-detonation. It’s a steamy, cathartic breakup song drawing on classic indie rock and emo, marked by Bahrich’s exasperated spoken vocals and climaxing with violently euphoric yelps of “Aren’t you tired of being alone?” Instead of shying away from the ugliness of relationships, it displays it shamelessly, while also lending self-forgiveness. Bahrich says the new single “feels like this vertigo, justifying and grappling and releasing.

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Signed to the ever-excellent Dalliance Recordings, Ailsa Tully’s music seems to exist at the centre of a particularly beautiful storm. Existing between the worlds of minimal electronica, folk and choral-music, Ailsa finds influence as much in the rolling greenery of her native Wales as she does in the music of contemporaries like Gia Margaret and Mary Lattimore.

Ailsa’s most recent single, “Drive”, was her first for Dalliance, and suggested an artist more than ready to take their place in the limelight. Inspired by a desire to escape the banal and embrace a more exciting future, Drive is a song of escapism, perfectly delivered by Ailsa’s stunning vocals and gorgeous entwined layers of bass and guitar. Ailsa’s music feels like a blessing, a moment of blissful calm in a fast moving world, and with the promise of a new single early this year, and hopes for a whole lot more, she looks well destined to become one of 2020’s most exciting new voices.


Gillie Rowland – Guitar
Vincenzo Grande – Guitar
Heledd Owen – Drums
Elin Edwards – Clarinet

Ailsa has received support from BBC Radio’s Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing and Hoxton Radio. Her most recent accomplishment is signing to Dalliance Recordings 

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