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French Wives

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Fuelled by a passion to create memorable, melodic pop music with interesting and intelligent lyrical content, French Wives see 2012 as the year for them to fully break through. Having spent nearly all of 2011 preparing their debut album, "Dream of the In Between" the band are desperate to return to touring and to catch a few hearts and minds along the way with their uplifting melodies and thought provoking lyrics. Formed by Stuart Dougan (vocals, guitar), Scott Macpherson (guitar, vocals), Chris Barclay (bass, trombone, vocals), Jonny Smith (drums) and Siobhan Anderson (violin, vocals) in Glasgow in 2008, the band quickly garnered a dedicated fan base in their native Scotland for their rich, eloquent sounds. The band's early achievements have included sell-out headline shows at the historic Glasgow rite of passage that is King Tut's Wah Wah Hut as well as numerous acclaimed short releases. Indeed their first single, Halloween, released in 2009 on Instinctive Racoon records has become something of a trademark song for the band, and is one of only two previously played songs that appear on their album (albeit with a new arrangement). The repeated vocal at the end is quite often treated by audiences as a mass sing-along which has had extremely stirring effects in the past. Said debut album is due to be released by legendary Scottish record label Electric Honey, which is responsible for debut releases by the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro. The band were also incredibly privileged to work with producer Tony Doogan (Belle and Sebastian, Wintersleep, Mogwai, Hey Rosetta) on the record, whose pop oriented production style was the perfect musical marriage. Firmly routed in pop sensibility, the record also contains hooks and musical embellishments which grip and excite listeners. Any interested labels, distributors or syncs may contact French Wives HQ (details below). Armed with 'Dream of the In Between,' and attracting comparisons with the classic indie-pop bands of the last 30 years, whilst striving to be quintessentially unique, now is the time to catch French Wives before the In Between is merely a memory. FRENCH WIVES HQ CONTACTS: Band- thefrenchwives@hotmail.co.uk; Scott Macpherson +447525781741; Stuart Dougan +447746130953


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