FRENCH FOR RABBITS
ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK SHOWS FOLLOWING AGNES OBEL SUPPORT DATES
DEBUT ALBUM SPIRITS RELEASED OCT 28 ON LEFSE/FAT POSSUM
LISTEN TO HARD LUCK STORIES ON THE LINE OF BEST FIT HERE http://tinyurl.com/lspzdzv
French For Rabbits have announced a series of headline UK gigs following their support dates with Agnes Obel in October, including London’s Shacklewell Arms and The Harrison (full details below). Their debut album Spirits is released October 28th on Lefse/Fat Possum. The track Hard Luck Stories is currently premiering on The Line Of Best Fit:
Drawing influence from the wet, windblown landscapes of coastal New Zealand, French for Rabbits – vocalist Brooke Singer and guitarist John Fitzgerald – hail from the remote setting of Waikuku Beach, in NZ’s South Island. While their warm instrumentation lends itself to pleasant comparisons with the Paisley West Coast dream pop of bands like Mazzy Star, French for Rabbits are infused with a cold, brooding gaze evident through carefully decaying beats and glacial guitars akin to Laura Marling or Daughter on opiates.
Their NZ music award nominated EP Claimed by the Sea and associated PLAN remix saw the band garner radio play from BBC 6Music’s Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft, and much international blog love. Over the past six months they’ve performed throughout Europe, including UK Festivals Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival and The Great Escape. Now the release of Spirits (Lefse/Fat Possum) sees a lush widening of their eerie, yet comforting sound.
Tues 21st Brighton, All Saints Church (Agnes Obel support)
Weds 22nd London, Shepherds Bush Empire (Agnes Obel support)
Thurs 23rd London, The Harrison
Fri 24th Jersey, The Townhouse
Sun 26th London, Rough Trade West (acoustic)
Mon 27th London, Shacklewell Arms
Weds 29th Bristol, Café Kino