FRENCH FOR RABBITS SPIRITS
THE DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED NOVEMBER 24 TH ON LEFSE/FAT POSSUM
Listen to the lead track Wake Up To The Storm on Stereogum
ON TOUR WITH AGNES OBEL IN OCTOBER
London date Shepherds Bush Empire, October 22nd
Spirits is the debut album from French For Rabbits, released November 23rd on Lefse/Fat Possum. 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, and follows on from their first major tour supporting Agnes Obel on thirteen dates through Europe, including UK shows in Brighton and London.
Tues 21st Brighton UK, All Saints Church
Weds 22nd London UK, Shepherds Bush Empire
French For Rabbits Spirits:
2. Woke up to a Storm
6. Hard Luck Stories
7. Gone Gone Gone
8. Nursery Rhymes
9. The Other Side