French For Rabbits

FRIDAY 31st January - 1.30 - 2.30pm - Art Beat

Hailing from New Zealand, haunting dream-pop duo French for Rabbits have been quietly building a reputation around the world for their growing collection of songs clouded in eerie instrumentation, and sea-misted lyricism.

Alongside a word-of-mouth and blogger buzz for their EP ‘Claimed by the Sea’ and dreamy live shows, they have garnered support from New Zealand alternative radio. Subsequently, the EP was nominated for Best folk album of 2013 in the New Zealand music awards. In 2013, they headed to the UK for the first time to test the waters after promising radio play by BBC 6’s Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft; The Shed’s Mark Coles; and Amazing Radio. They have since toured through Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the UK with festival appearances at Secret Garden Party and the Wilderness Festival along the way.

Brooke Singer, who is the fragile voiced songstress and writer for the duo, began performing with guitarist John Fitzgerald in 2011. They are currently working on their debut album due out early in 2014.

Facebook page:  www.frenchforrabbits.com

Listen: www.frenchforrabbits.bandcamp.com