French Concession

Art Pop / 2009

「令人興奮、滿有異國新鮮感,但聽來有一份意想不到的熟悉。」這是美國音樂雜誌《Pop Crush》對法國租界的一曲《Moon Palace》的描述。


法國租界的第五張EP《Empress》發行於新西蘭惠靈頓的廠牌Ball of Wax Records。於2018年中,她分別完成了西歐7 城和日本4 城的演出,其中包括荷蘭的Volkhof 音樂節。同年,法國租界被邀請成為2018 年新西蘭APRA Silver Scroll Awards的五大主要演員之一,演出The Beths的入選歌曲《Future Me Hates Me》。此外,新西蘭知名廠牌Flying Out亦 邀請了法國租界參加其舉辦的The Other Ways音樂節。

2020年,法國租界發行了專輯《The Garden of Synthetic Sentiments》,專輯被評為「充滿前瞻性及以電子合成樂器推動的夢幻流行音樂」,其後更被全球網上音樂節IsoAid!邀請直播演出。

French_concession genre-bending sounds capture listeners who are in search of something unique and otherworldly. It is ‘something excitingly new and delightfully foreign, yet strangely familiar’ as Pop Crush describes one of her tracks, ‘Moon Palace’.

French_concession’s 5th EP – ‘EMPRESS’ was released via the Wellington, New Zealand based label Ball of Wax Records. In 2018, she completed a 7-day tour of western Europe, including a performance at the Volkhof Festival in the Netherlands. She also completed a 4-day Japan tour in November with the Berlin-based NZ artist Indi.

Later in the year, French_concession was invited to perform at the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards in New Zealand, covering The Beths hit song ‘Future Me Hates Me’. In the same year she was invited to play at the ‘The Other Ways’ organised by the famous indie label Flying Out.

This year 2020, French_concession ushers in a new era with ‘The Garden of Synthetic Sentiments’ debut album, which described by Critic as, an ‘intricately constructed amalgam of future-gazing dream-pop and synth-driven instrumental excursions’. She was invited to play at the world event Isol-Aid! amongst other well-known acts from around the world such as ‘Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’.

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'To Be Free' single was chosen to be included in the first Female:pressure compilation amongst its 8000 global members. Released via Reveller Records.

Self-released my 4th EP ‘At-Knifepoint’.
Complete a 4 city New Zealand tour with Instant Fantasy and Othersun - Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington.

’sleepy Babies' single was included in the NZ top 100 songs of the year on UndertheRadar.

Released single ‘Yangong Disco’ with UK label Chinabot.
'Empress' single was a finalised on Happy Mag’s Needle in The Hay competition.
Released 5th EP 'Empress' with NZ Wellington label Ball of Wax Records.
Completed a 7-date tour in Europe: Munich, Augsburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Nijmegen (Valkhof Festival), Zurich, Winterthur.
Completed a 4-date tour in Japan: Nagano, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo.
Performed at the Others Way festival by Flying Out.
Performed at the NZ APRA Silver Scroll Awards as one of the five secret performers; covering The Beth’s 'Future Me Hates Me', with broadcast live by Radio New Zealand.
Performed at Christchurch Milk & Honey festival as opening for Bic Runga.

Performed at the 2019 Shanghai Super Strawberry Music Festival on the Young Blood stage.
Performed at the EarUp Music Festival in Hong Kong.

Performed at ‘Better Living TV’ by Melted Ice Cream.
Performed at ‘Isol-Aid!’#6

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