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Drawing influence from the wet, windblown landscapes of coastal New Zealand, French for Rabbits hail from the remote natural setting of Waikuku Beach, in NZ’s South Island. Vocalist Brooke Singer expresses intimate narratives against the cast of the damp colonial cold; her voice delicately steeled against John Fitzgerald’s winsome guitar lines, and the eerie instrumentation of their bandmates (Ben Lemi & Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa).

French for Rabbits are infused with a cold, brooding gaze evident through carefully decaying beats and glacial guitars.

Their debut LP  ‘Spirits’ was released on the 27th of October on Lefse Records (home to A Sunny Day in Glasgow among others). In New Zealand, Spirits was released on 31 October on diligent indie label Home Alone Music. The release coincided with an extensive tour in October – November 2014, where the opened for Danish chanteuse Agnes Obel in some of the most beautiful concert halls through Europe.

 

It’s tender and intimate yet ambitious as the sky is wide
— Stereogum
Evoking both escapist lost weekends on sunlit shores and more melancholy-infused desolate landscapes...
— UK Sunday Star Times
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TOUR DATES

French for Rabbits are excited to be touring in New Zealand this November with Grayson Gilmour. 

Friday 20th November – The Tuning Fork, AUCKLAND Tickets $20 through Ticketmaster

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November – Orange Studio, CHRISTCHURCH Tickets $20 from HERE for Saturday and HERE for Sunday

Tuesday 24th November – Bats Theatre, WELLINGTON Tickets $20 through bats.co.nz

Wednesday 25 November – Bats Theatre, WELLINGTON Tickets $20 through bats.co.nz

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our 2015 European Tour, we had an amazing time! Here are a few highlights in pictures...

Live at Union Chapel

Live at Union Chapel

Playing for Indie's Keeping Secrets in Brussels

Playing for Indie's Keeping Secrets in Brussels

Performing at Iceland Airwaves. Dream Festival!

Performing at Iceland Airwaves. Dream Festival!