Color and sound mix in delightful mode within the new 450-person room that is The Atlantis, which at the moment is unquestionably one of DC’s most popular places to take in live music.
For the group that comes to town with the intention of truly dazzling their fans in an intimate setting, the two-story addition to an already enticing lineup of venues stands out as a must-play for both established acts and those swiftly on the rise.
NEIL FRANCES is a deliciously vibrant and appealing dance duo riding the buzz of what is only its second studio album, It’s All A Bit Fuzzy, released in early October. The tandem of Australian Jordan Feller and Southern Californian Marc Gilfry has amassed a tremendous hoard of listeners — millions — and a powerful network of collaborators in just a few years’ time.
Currently based in Los Angeles and touring as a four-man posse, NEIL FRANCIS — not to be confused with Neal Francis — is using its alluring, explosive songs to turn small clubs like The Atlantis into kaleidoscopic celebrations as they tour from coast to coast and back again.
Listen to NEIL FRANCES’ sophomore album, It’s All A Bit Fuzzy, via Spotify:
Standing My Ground
It’s Like A Dream
Show Me The Right
Took A While
Ask Me Anything
Some Kind of Static
Break It Down
She Just The Type of Girl
Falling For You
Music Sounds Better With You
Teardrops (Womack & Womack)
Here are home-developed/scanned 35mm film shots of NEIL FRANCES performing at The Atlantic in Washington DC the night of October 17, 2023. All photos copyright and courtesy of Casey Ryan Vock.