With over 10 million combined streams, and over 40 appearances including two #1’s and six Top 10s on Hype Machine, support from radio tastemakers: KCRW, KEXP, WXPN, BBC Radio, SiriusXM and more; French & American duo Freedom Fry made their mark as a band to watch. Today, the band releases a newly-produced recording and music video for their sun-drenched single “Shaky Ground” via Polydor France and their own Caveman Arts Society label. PRESS HERE to watch the TWO-PART bilingual music video celebrating the band’s Parisian/Californian influences, directed by Y2K. PRESS HEREto stream/purchase the track.
After Freedom Fry posted the original recording of “Shaky Ground” last year, the song quickly rose to #1 on Hype Machine and has over 500K streams to date. The duo signed to Universal Music in Europe shortly after and joined Belgian sensation Stromae on his US West Coast tour. They’ve since toured the East Coast and played with X Ambassadors and French darlings Lilly Wood & The Prick. Additional appearances include: School Night in Los Angeles, Popscene in San Francisco, Club NME in London, Nuba in Paris, and standout showcases at SXSW. Their music has been featured in over 20 synchs, including placements in Netflix’s hit show Love (from Judd Apatow), in TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, and in high-profile ads from fashion brands such as Lanvin and Madewell.
The now-married Michigan native Bruce Driscoll and Parisian Marie Seyrat created the name “Freedom Fry” as a satire on French/US relations during the Iraq War. Their music skirts the lines between pop, folk and indie rock – always blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus. After just one listen, their breezy tunes transport you to the warmth and sunshine of the band’s home state of California.