Last October, knowing that it would be unlikely that the band would tour their new album The overflow
internationally due to Covid-19, New Zealand dream-pop band
French for Rabbits directed to their local bowling club. In a charming setting, they performed three songs from the Taite Music Award-nominated record and captured it on film with director Martin Sagadin.
“We wanted to share three of our favorite songs from the album to play live for those we can’t reach in the world. It’s been a real treat to be able to present these songs in an environment where we feel totally at home, and for us to share a bit of what our live show might look like – with fantastic filming by Martin Sagadin and Samuel Austin, and mixing by Ben Lemi”.
Today the video will be released on YouTube ahead of the final show of their New Zealand album release at The Tuning Fork, Auckland on Friday 13th May. Auckland Tickets HERE.
The video features their songs “The Outsider”, “Nothing in my Hands”, and “Money or the Bag”. It was filmed with support from Independent Music NZ (for their online showcase Go global).
French for Rabbits are Brooke Singer (vocals, guitar, piano), John Fitzgerald (electric guitar), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (drums, SPD) and Ben Lemi (bass, electric guitar, vocals). Replacing Penelope Esplin on this session, they were joined by Deanne Krieg (vocals, synth, bass) and Letitia McKenzie (vocals).
Directed by Martin Sagadin | Filmed by Martin Sagadin and Samuel Austin | Lighting Intern/Assistant – Samantha Harpur | Art Department – Amy Van Lujk | Color Grading by David McLaren | Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ben Lemi
Filmed at Vogelmorn Bowling Club – with thanks to the Vogelmorn Community Group for allowing us to use the space. Thanks to Massey University for support with lighting and cinematographic equipment.
FRENCH FOR RABBITS ONLINE
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