FRENCH FOR RABBITS
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.