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.
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 through orangestudio.co.nz
Tuesday 24th November – Bats Theatre, WELLINGTON Tickets $20 through bats.co.nz
French for Rabbits have returned to Europe for an intimate series of shows in September and October, and will see Singer paring their songs back to solo arrangements, and accompanied by musicians Penelope Esplin and Robin Cederman.