Francis Of Delirium


Out March 22, 2024

Dalliance Recordings

Francis of Delirium, AKA 22-year old, Luxembourg based Jana Bahrich is the loudest voice in a very quiet country.


From recording and self producing 3 EPs brimming with alt-rock angst and lockdown nihilism in “a basement next to the washing machine”, Francis of Delirium is on the precipice of releasing her highly anticipated debut album ‘Lighthouse’ on 22nd March via Dalliance Recordings. With fans at the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, KEXP, Clash, Line of Best Fit and many more, Jana has taken up the mantle as the sound of Gen-Z Luxembourg, she’s putting the tiny country on the musical map and giving a huge shot in the arm to a fledgling scene even younger than she is.


As the child of two Canadian international teachers, Jana spent a large part of her youth on the move. Born in Antwerp then moving to Switzerland, she entered her teens in the vibrant arts hub of Vancouver, Canada before making one more move to… Luxembourg. Initially devastated at the prospect of the change, Jana has become a defiant champion of the small country, finding connections and relationships which have shaped her singular sound. Luxembourg might not quite have the reputation as a creative epicentre, but with artists like Francis of Delirium, the little country looks set to produce some big musical moments.


20 years ago there were almost no venues in the country at all. The music scene here is very young. There arent really any labels, managers or booking agents based here. Growing up there was no youth culture in Luxembourg, its a place where young people leave once theyre able. Any bands that did come out of Luxembourg would have to go and gig in Belgium and France, but now it feels like something is starting to change and a real music scene is starting to take shape.”


Jana’s incredible journey up until this point has seen her release 3 critically acclaimed EPs, ‘All Change’, ‘Wading’ and ‘The Funhouse’. Co-produced at home with family friend Chris Hewitt, who happened to live in Seattle in the 90s, the EPs fizz with raw alt-rock excitement, angst and grunge darkness. With the announcement of debut album ‘Lighthouse’, the sound of the project is shifting to embrace a more vulnerable and open sonic palette, weaving in elements of pop alongside rock to create Gen-Z anthems which resonate universally and celebrate the beautiful things of the world. With previous singles Real Love and First Touch produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Boygenius) and the rest of the album self produced alongside Chris, ‘Lighthouse’ has all the makings of a future classic indie rock record.


Offering some words on the inspiration behind the album, Jana says:

For this album, hope is the prevailing feeling I’m left with after making it and listening to it. The idea is that there is this light guiding you out into a space where you can be more open and accepting of love and joy. Even as you gain or lose love, it never really goes away; it just transforms itself, moving into other relationships with you.”


The announcement of ‘Lighthouse’ comes following a busy year of touring with the likes of Soccer Mommy, Briston Maroney, Horsegirl, a massive 32 day US-wide tour with The Districts and hitting Eurosonic, Iceland Airwaves and Treefort Fest, as well as opening for The 1975 and Kings of Leon.