FRENCH FOR RABBITS THE WEIGHT OF MELTED SNOW TOUR

16
/ Mar
Thursday
2017

FRENCH FOR RABBITS THE WEIGHT OF MELTED SNOW TOUR

Location
3 Garlands Rd, Woolston, ChCh
Venue
Blue Smoke (The Tannery)
Price
Early Bird $15 / regular $18 / Door price $20

Support; Secret Knives

Doors; 8:00pm
Show time; 8:30pm
Blue Smoke open from 5pm

Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery’s wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long.

Doors for the show will be at 8pm

music will get underway around 8:30pm with an opening set from Secret Knives

Coming with the late last rays of summer, dream pop band French for Rabbits are touring New Zealand this March and April to beckon in the autumn. The tour will coincide with the release of their second album The Weight of Melted Snow. It is an album of weight, seeped in ghosts, memories, a yearning. It is an album of halves. On one side, the heartache of a relationship coming to an end, and on the other, a healing and an understanding that things will be okay.

Having toured extensively through Europe, opening for admired songwriter Agnes Obel, featuring twice on The Vampire Diaries, and garnering millions of listens online, French for Rabbits have been found by kindred music lovers worldwide. The New Zealand tour will take the band from Leigh to Queenstown with a special hometown show in Waikuku Beach at the local hall. They will be performing with an expanded five-piece line-up and their most expansive, cinematic sound to date.

French for Rabbits formed in 2011, when Singer and Fitzgerald began writing and recording

lo-fi demos of ambient dream-folk in the small coastal township of Waikuku Beach. Now Wellington-based, they are joined by drummer Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (Glass Vaults), multi-instrumentalists Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots) and Penelope Esplin.

The band’s previous recordings include Spirits (2014) released on Lefse Records, and six song EP Claimed by the Sea (2012).

Secret Knives, whose rare performances are meticulous and dreamy in equal part, will be joining tour. The recording project of Ash Smith – his album ‘Affection’ released back in 2010 is brilliant effects-laden shoegaze.