Franjapan captures lustful innocence of their youth, wrapped in nostalgic reverie with new track ‘Lucy’

Melbourne upstarts Franjapan have taken lunch-time jams & high-school friendships to new heights with a blistering 2022 that saw them land airplay across triple j for multiple releases, sell 300+ tickets to a Gasometer Hotel headliner & accumulate 100,000+ streams across DSP’s.

Emerging into 2023 with anthemic new single ‘Lucy’, the quintet blend reverberating vocals with shimmering lead-lines and pulsating drums to capitulate what is already a fevered following, into stratospheric fandom & beyond.

Inspired sonically by The Strokes, Sam Fender Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverFranjapan apply their own youthful twist lyrically, charging listeners through late night parties and sticky-floored nightclubs to draw together moments of all-nighters, spontaneous decisions & fresh-faced exuberance.

Acting as a “snapshot of a moment in time” ‘Lucy’ is the type of track played the morning after, with hazy heads and fading memories, it is the soundtrack to conversations reveling in the night’s inanities.

Embodying their DIY work ethic, Franjapan self-produced ‘Lucy’ in their home studio, combining after singer Rhys White’s initial guitar chords & verses, pulling in their own elegant touches to complete the track.

The band’s own Spencer Ward Cam Trewin (Rufus Du Sol, Pierce Brothers, Kingswood) mixed the track, with William Bowden (The Living End, Haiku Hands, Gotye mastering.

“The song was written about a night I had at a party. It’s simply an observation of the activities or values that are ever-present in the youthful nightlife. I believe the essence of the song is an attempt to capture the lustful innocence of our youth before its impending end. A snapshot of a moment in time.”  Rhys Fraser-White, Franjapan

In celebration of an illustrious 2022 & the release of ‘Lucy’Franjapan will be hitting the open road, touring Australia’s East Coast for the very first time, debuting the music nationally across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane Wollongong.

With 6+ years of performance under their collective belts, Franjapan patiently waited for the right moment to jump in the van, with ‘Lucy’ the catalyst for their upcoming performances.

“It has been a Franjapan dream to head out on tour, and even though a lot of bands probably hit the road a lot sooner than 6 years into their live music careers, we really wanted to wait for when it felt like the right time.

It’s been 6 years of what feels like training, trial and error in the Melbourne scene that we finally feel that the band is at a place where the music is there, the live shows are there, and our commitment is beyond there that we can show that to some other great cities in Australia.”Dennis Sehovic, Franjapan


Fri 7th April Northcote Social Club Melbourne^
Fri 14th April 
Tomcat Brisbane*
Fri 28th April 
The Barrie Sydney*
Sun 30th April 
The North Gong Hotel Wollongong*