French for Rabbits

New Zealand’s French for Rabbits play music that could only come from a land of ocean edges. It carries an intimacy of emotion, with a nod to being small in a vast place. Led by the gorgeous, tender voice of frontwoman Brooke Singer, the music is sometimes hushed and of heartbreaking intimacy, but washes out into glistening layers, propelled along by the intricate instrumentation of her bandmates, guitarist John Fitzgerald, drummer Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa, and multi-instrumentalists Ben Lemi and Penelope Esplin.

 They have toured in Europe several times, performed alongside Agnes Obel, and New Zealand luminaries including Lorde, Marlon Williams, Tiny Ruins and Nadia Reid. They have featured on TV series’ including The Vampire Diaries, and Being Human.

In 2019, they embark on their first USA tour with 21 shows around the country and appearances at SXSW following the international release of their second album ‘The Weight of Melted Snow’ on Muscle Beach Records.

Despite creating some of New Zealand’s most hauntingly beautiful music, their live shows are often interspersed with humour, sideways charm and unexpected tangents, being described as ‘able to make a concert hall feel like a living room’.

their music’s beating heart is often shrouded by atmospherics and mystique, and they seem to operate under the rightful assumption that a well-placed whisper can be as powerful as dramatically belting it out
— Stereogum