Very exciting week at Home Alone Music. We have new albums from French for Rabbits (Friday 10 March) and Lake South (Monday 13 March) titled “The Weight of Melted Snow” and “If You’re Born On An Island the Ocean Heals You”. We are very excited to share these special offerings with the world!
CD and digital versions will be available from the Home Alone store and directly from the artists at frenchforrabbits.bandcamp.com / lakesouth.bandcamp.com. Or better yet grab a copy from one of the shows – both bands are touring New Zealand during March and April!
Ben, Brooke and Lake at the Home Alone Music meeting in Auckland City late Feb 2017.
Have you checked out Seafarer Fables debut album ‘Cold Climate’? It came out on Home Alone Music on 3 December last year and features vocals from Brooke Singer of French for Rabbits. It’s been on high rotate at the Home Alone Music HQ! You can find it via the Home Alone Store or https://seafarerfables.bandcamp.com/releases.
If you want to find out more about the project you can listen to Kelvins interview and live to air on 95bfm which he did ahead of his album release show in Auckland last month - http://95bfm.com/bcast/seafarer-fables
Seafarer Fables performing at the Newsagency in Sydney (Dececember 2016)
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Brooklyn Scout Hall on Saturday night to celebrate ten years of Home Alone Music, we appreciate the support. It was our favourite Home Alone Music show yet.
Moving forward over the next nine months we have full length albums from French for Rabbits, Lake South, Fraser Ross and The Grawlixes. We are very excited about all these special albums. Please visit this website or our facebook and twitter pages for more information in the coming months.
Thanks again people.
Home Alone Team
Fraser Ross performing at the Home Alone Ten Year Celebrations, July 2016
Dream-folk quartet French for Rabbits are joining up with Wellington based multi-instrumentalist Grayson Gilmour for a four-date tour in November. The tour will see the bands performing at Bats Theatre in Wellington, two nights at Orange Studio in Christchurch and The Tuning Fork in Auckland.
French for Rabbits released their debut album ‘Spirits’ last year on Portland label Lefse Records, and toured extensively through Europe including a stint opening for Danish chanteuse Agnes Obel. The New Zealand tour dates will come on the back of another string of European shows including an appearance at Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Grayson Gilmour has a three-fold musical life as solo artist, band member and film composer. His 2014 album ‘Infinite Life!’ was nominated for ‘Best Alternative Album’ at the 2014 Music Awards, and the Taite Music Prize, and his most recent score for the film ‘Consent’ won ‘Best Original Music in a Feature Film’ at the 2015 Silver Scrolls.
Friday 20th November – The Tuning Fork, AUCKLAND
Tickets $20 through Ticketmaster
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November – Orange Studio, CHRISTCHURCH
The debut album by French for Rabbits (titled ‘Spirits’) is out today in New Zealand on Home Alone Music (CD/LP/Digital). After 18 months of production, we are all super excited to share this classic album with the community.
The band is currently on tour in Europe where they are promoting the album, and will return to New Zealand for a string of dates in December. These dates will be uploaded on the shows page in coming days.
For more info about where to purchase the album, see the links below the picture.
After a busy and fruitful year of musical journeying and creation, the Waikuku Beach dream-folk duo French For Rabbits celebrate by sharing their new single Woke Up To A Storm with a worldwide premiere on essentially regarded indie music blog Stereogum. They also announce the international release of their debut album Spirits on Lefse Records/Home Alone Music
The New Zealand release date for Spirits is set for October 31st via Home Alone Music. The band will tour the country in December after an extensive run through Europe supporting Danish folk enchantress Agnes Obel and playing their own string of shows across the UK, Italy and Germany.
As a special treat for Kiwi’s the duo release their NZ on Air funded music video for the single ‘The Other Side’ today, with an exclusive worldwide premiere on Cheese On Toast.
The band, having already summoned international attention with their debut EP Claimed By The Sea, signed to Lefse Records (a sub of acclaimed us label Fat Possum Records) to release their debut Spirits, as well as previous 7” vinyl release of Goat/ The Other Side.
Combining unique cello-laden instrumentation with subtle elements of folk and minimalist pop, City Oh Sigh have crafted ten soulful songs that will capture audiences with their softness and beauty.
Lead singer/songwriter/cellist Kate began City Oh Sigh after a stint playing with several bands (Ladybird, Blackbelles, Shiver Like Timber, Planet Earth) across New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe. On returning to New Zealand, she teamed up with old friends, Sarah Smythe (vintage Rhodes) and Catherine Catherine Henehan (guitar, vocals and trumpet), and started writing songs of love and loss, friendship and loneliness. All three girls also appeared in the amazing all-girl power-pop octet, St Rupertsberg.
The trio released their first EP ‘Like a Light’ in 2011. Sunday Star Times’ Grant Smithies called it ‘fragile folk-pop for delicate souls’ and heralded their courage to be “ to be soft, sensitive and calm in a world that values brashness and noise.” Reviewer Martyn Pepperell said, “Like A Light is a masterful debut. For lovers of folk/pop music, this is an essential release.”
Following the success of ‘Like a Light’, jazz drummer Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa was invited into the fold adding new dimensions to the live show and the recordings. The band will play a one off release show at Wellington’s Laundry on Cuba on Sunday the 23rd of February and will tour nationally in May.
‘Fragments Fine’ was recorded by Wellington sound wizard James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Grayson Gilmour, Sunken Seas, etc) at Munki Studios and Mastered by Munki Masters’ Mike Gibson. The album is is distributed physically by Southbound and digitally by DRM.
Even the best summers seem like distant dreams when winter comes – rose tinted and faded like old photographs. Wellington dream-pop duo French for Rabbits will be touring New Zealand this January and February for a combination of a twelve-concert tour and summer swims through the cities and smaller places of the North and South.
This will be the second New Zealand summer tour for French for Rabbits bookending a year spent recording their debut album (due out in 2014) and touring through Europe for the first time. The successful tour took them across the continent performing nearly fifty shows through the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and France.
For this tour, they will be joined at a number of the shows by their new band, with Hikurangi Scheverin-Kaa (City oh Sigh) on drums, and Ben Wood (Trinity Roots, Newtown Rocksteady) playing bass and singing harmonies.
A note: if you enjoy slightly odd, sometimes witty banter and/or nostalgia-laced songs, melancholic dreamscapes and mesmerizing songsmithery – please come
“What can I say? I am grateful to have discovered the immediately soothing and gorgeous music of French for Rabbits. French for Rabbits is a dream folk duo from New Zealand. Vocals, music, powerful enough to cast a dreamy hold of you from head to toe. If you are looking for something new to listen to these days, this is it.”… (loudvine.com)