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French Rockets sound is a stew of ideas, that idea was to make music based in modern psychedelia and marry it with hypnotic drones and spiky counterpoint  with occasional dabbling in writing catchy 3:30min pop tunes once in a blue moon. Influences are many and diverse but what springs to most minds are seminal acts such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Kraftwerk.

The band has developed its live show into an on-the-fly mashup of original looped sounds and samples and a lightshow to compliment the sonic barrage emanating from the stage by utilizing the latest in LED and laser technology making every show unique in its own right. This is achieved by accumulating over 40 specialty lights all controlled by a custom-built wireless DMX system making this system a ‘one of its kind’. The impact of the colossal lightshow married with the mashed up and looped sounds makes for a sensory overloaded experience that generally ‘blows peoples minds’.

Along with recent shows that include a slot on the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2009, Summertones 2009, In The Pines 2008. French Rockets have also shared stages with national and international touring acts such as Ratatat (US), Friendly Fires (UK), The Teenagers (FR), Magic Dirt, Midnight Juggernauts, Pivot, My Disco, Snowman and Tame Impala. Add to this in April was the nomination for Most Popular Single/EP for their Split 12” (with Injured Ninja) for 1 x 1 (2010 Redux) in the 2010 WAMI Awards alongside Gyroscope, Eskimo Joe and Umpire.

In May French Rockets and Injured Ninja were announced winners of the 2010 Most Popular Single/EP at the WAM Awards Ceremony.

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