New Zealand band French For Rabbits are happy to announce their debut LP Spirits, which will see release on the venerable Lefse imprint this October 28th 2014.
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 Claimed By The Sea EP and dreamy live shows, they have garnered support from New Zealand alternative radio and were subsequently nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2013 New Zealand Music Awards. That year they also 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, The Great Escape, 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. Expect to see them on US
shores sometime in the new year.
10/05 - Paris, France @ Olympia #
10/06 - Amiens, France @ Le Cirque #
10/08 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Carre #
10/09 - Liege, Belgium @ Forum #
10/10 - Munich, Germany @ Philharmonie #
10/12 - Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast #
10/13 - Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola #
10/15 - Hamburg, Germany @ Kampnagel #
10/16 - Luasanne, Switzerland @ Beaullieu #
10/19 - Luxumbeorg, Luxumbeorg @ Rockhal #
10/20 - Tours, France @ Le Vinci #
10/21 - Brighton, UK @ All Saints Church #
10/22 - London, UK @ Shepherd's Bush Empire #
11/11 - Rome, Italy @ Black Market
11/12 - Genova, Italy @ Garage 1517
11/13 - Torino, Italy @ Superbudda
11/14 - Milano, Italy @ Ligera
11/15 - Padova, Italy @ CO+
11/16 - Rovereto, Italy @ SMART Lab
# Agnes Obel
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.