3rd of February 2023

FANCHON began as a solo project by Fanchon Dehillotte, with a focus on poetry based lyrics that reflect her childhood spent travelling around Europe and her interest in reshaping concepts into relatable narratives. Frazer was initially brought on board as a producer, but naturally evolved the project into a creative collaboration between the two whose influences and artistic processes are evidently complimentary. The band was completed by the addition of Ewan on bass and Jacob on drums, whose presence allowed FANCHON to begin regularly gigging whilst reconstructing a heavier sound.

The band decided to keep the name FANCHON due to the intrigued reactions it receives, placing itself in a grey area although now representing what is unquestionably and conspicuously a synergic four piece.

‘Down Beside Me’ titles a collection of 4 singles, working together as an EP due to their common lyrical themes and compositional textures.

This EP cycle marks the destination of FANCHON as a band, having found their authentic sound through a unique amalgamation of influences ranging from grunge to dreampop to shoegaze to hardcore. This blending of heavy energy music and ‘power in softness’ vocals has become their signature, explored through many different forms but ever identifiable within their already large bank of unreleased music.

PRELIMINARY shows how something beautiful and constructive can be equally dark and destructive by recounting the beginning stages of infatuation.

GROW is a release of unfulfilled urges; utilising a metaphor of roots spreading uncontrollably with a hopeful conclusion that something which is grounded in negative energy can still grow into something good.

HUMMING tells the story of a lingering loneliness, never noticed until it was brought to the surface by discovering companionship and then losing it.

Finally, JOY BRINGS ME DOWN is a playful chain of thought about the fluctuation of emotions and how people may sometimes avoid fully experiencing joy in order not to notice its opposites.

All encompassed, the ‘Down Beside Me’ energy is one of yearning and duality.


14/1/23 Live Session at Lonesome Dog Studios
3/2/23  The Hope and Anchor, London – ‘Preliminary’ Single Release Show
​19/2/23 The George Tavern, London – MARE Zine Gig
​12/3/23 The Fiddler’s Elbow, London – Half Numb Promotions
​5/5/23 (tbd) ‘Joy Brings Me Down’ Single Release Show

FANCHON – Preliminary 03/02/2023

FANCHON – Bite My Tongue

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