Dream-pop luminaries French for Rabbits have quietly built a reputation for creating ethereal, transcendental music, with songwriting that explores the political and the everyday with fragility, occasional humour and optimism. Originally from Waikuku Beach, the band started as the project of songwriter Brooke Singer and guitarist John Fitzgerald before expanding to include some talented multi-instrumentalists.
They have toured throughout Europe and the USA supporting Agnes Obel, Lorde and Marlon Williams, performing at festivals in Iceland and the UK, and at SXSW. Their music has appeared in TV series including The Vampire Diaries, and they have gigged in unusual locations from a castle in the Swiss Alps to a surf camp in Portugal. In Wanaka, the band will perform as a trio, showcasing songs from their new record, and favourites from their back catalogue such as 'Claimed by the Sea', 'The Other Side' and 'Goat'.
“Their music’s beating heart is often shrouded by atmospherics and mystique, and they seem to operate under the rightful assumption that a well-placed whisper can be as powerful as dramatically belting it out.” - Stereogum
“Lovely and poignant.” - Gorilla vs Bear
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