Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

French Rockets


band members

Carl P- Vocals,Guitars,Synths,Samples Jamie M- Vocals,Guitars,Synths,Samples Roger P- Drums,Percussion Jamie S- Bass,Synths


Influences

Brian Eno, Public Enemy, Neu!, The Stooges, Talking Heads, My Bloody Valentine, film scores, punk , industrial, hip hop, volume, electronics


Website

www.frenchrocketsmusic.com

Bio

French Rockets deliver an all consuming, hypnotic and harmonic wall of sound designed to take you on a journey inside and outside of your body and mind at the same time.

Formed in 2004, by Carl Properjohn and Jamie MacDougall, the band focussed on remaining a studio affair with the occasional show, until Roger Poustie joined in 2007 when the band introduced a custom designed light show consisting of multiple lasers, intelligent lights, strobes and haze machines solidifying their live performance.

In 2007, the debut album '555' was noticed by Dean Turner from Magic Dirt and soon French Rockets were on a plane to Melbourne for their first tour. As a result the band were invited back to Melbourne twice in the next 18 months to perform at the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Summertones Festival, playing alongside artists such as Rowland S Howard and Dan Deacon.

Other supports over the years have included Wooden Shjips, A Place To Bury Strangers, Tame Impala, Friendly Fires, Ratatat, Pond, Midnight Juggernauts, My Disco, PVT, Baseball, Mountains In The Sky and Magic Dirt.

In 2010 French Rockets released a split 12”vinyl package with Injured Ninja and won the 2010 WAMI award for ‘Best Single’.

James Sher (Sugar Army, Wednesday Society) joined French Rockets in 2012 filling out the low end on bass, allowing the group to diversify their song writing approach and live instrumentation.

June 2015 will see French Rockets release their long awaited 2nd studio album, ‘Arc’. The first taste, “Stuck In A Moment” is out now featuring Adalita on guest vocals.

You can check out the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRpz2J6luX0

www.frenchrocketsmusic.com

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

18 Jul 2007

Triple J
40

These guys are onto something good with this track. Lots of hair and eyes to the floor. Shoegazery. Hypnotic. That type of stuff.

These guys are onto something good with this track. Lots of hair and eyes to the floor. Shoegazery. Hypnotic. That type of stuff.

Review

Wilmont

01 Apr 2009

30

Good, but not great. I know you can do better.

Good, but not great. I know you can do better.

Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

15 Aug 2007

Super Reviewer
40

A great droney hypnotic fuzz-guitar tune. Lo-fi and repeptitive but very compelling.

A great droney hypnotic fuzz-guitar tune. Lo-fi and repeptitive but very compelling.