Sleuth is Melissa Francis, enigmatic Victorian singer-songwriter of minimal funk electro + alt-pop. Lyrically dark, melodically bitter, Sleuth writes for synth + loops, exploring auto-biographical themes of feminism identity + emancipation, spanning genres from jazz to EDM. Debut album Umbra Anima was described as 'incredible, cinematic… vocal work that would make Beth Gibbons proud… 5-stars’. (Forte) Track Empty Room was Feb ’19 RadioEasternFM's New Music comp winner. She was 2019 Roar Award winner for Best New Creative Artist, again a finalist in 2020, + was an AIR award nomination for electronica EP ‘alter ego’ which just won Clouzine Best Indie EP (Fall 2020). Releases in 2019 include collab funk album Fly By Design + singles with Eskatology + Nos Rider, and features on Nyctophiliac’s (Macedonia) noirish trip-hop album Everyday Existence with impeccable vocals on Sweet Oblivion +The Still. Album LUX is due late 2020, with tracks 'Finish Line' and 'Umbilicus' still to be released.