In February 2015, Freedom Fry started the year at #1 on The Hype Machine with their first in a series of new singles, “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na).” Just a few weeks later, Spotify included them in their rankings of “100 Emerging Artists From SXSW,” where they met Belgian sensation Stromae and were asked to support his west coast tour. Freedom Fry ended the tour with the beginning of a weekly May residency in Los Angeles, then took off to well-received shows in London & Paris, and came back to tour the east coast with Communion Presents.
The French/American duo, whose stage name is a satire on US & French relations during the Iraq war, have been self-producing and releasing music since 2011 when they first met on the set of a music video. Their home base, Los Angeles, and all the warmth and sunshine of California tends to heavily bleed into their sound – which skirts the lines between pop, folk and indie-rock – always blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus.
Since their 2011 debut EP, Let The Games Begin, they’ve appeared on The Hype Machine over 40 times and amassed 6 million plays on SoundCloud and Spotify. In the Summer of 2014 they released their latest EP, The Wilder Mile, which included the title track – an indie folk duet with an infectious stomp beat, sing-a-long chorus, handclaps, and a whistle refrain. Perez Hilton posted about the song, exclaimed, “Say hello to Franco-American duo Freedom Fry!”, and licensed it for his “Pop Up 6” compilation.
At the end of 2014, Freedom Fry released Fan Club: The Singles, a 12” limited edition vinyl of all of their singles from past till present, and celebrated it with a 2015 Record Store Day in-store performance at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.
Their latest two singles have found them, again, at #1 on The Hype Machine (“21”) and licensed to Kitsuné’s “Hot Stream” compilation (“Tropicana”). Their music is getting played across the world, from KCRW up to KEXP, down to 103.1 iHeart Austin and up to WXPN, on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House and across the waters in Africa, on BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, throughout Europe, and on countless tastemaker blogs all over the worldwide web.
The now married twosome of Parisian Marie Seyrat and Michigan-native Bruce Driscoll self-create everything in the Freedom Fry universe from their album art to their cinematic videos and stage wardrobe, and are out to make music that makes you feel young and alive.