The name “Freedom Fry” – a satire on French/US relations during the Iraq war – is well known to any frequent visitor of The Hype Machine. The French & American duo have racked up over 50 appearances on the music blog aggregator, including SEVEN Top 10s and THREE #1s. While independent, they’ve amassed over 30 million track streams on Spotify and received support across airwaves from radio tastemakers ALT 98.7, KCRW, KEXP, KROQ, WXPN, SIRIUS XM (Alt Nation & The Coffee House), BBC (Radio 2 & Radio 6), RTL2, and beyond.
Freedom Fry’s music, which heavily bleeds the warmth and sunshine of their home state of California, skirts the lines between pop, folk, and alt rock – always blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus. Catching the ears of music supervisors, they have licensed songs for more than 40 spots, including placements in the Netflix original hit “Love,” in TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, and in high-profile ads from fashion labels such as Lanvin.
After Belgian sensation Stromae took notice, he asked Freedom Fry to go on tour with him in the US. Freedom Fry has also toured with Communion Presents and performed in Madewell stores across the country as part of the brand’s 2016 Denim Forever campaign. They’ve shared stages with other acts X Ambassadors, Phantogram, and French darlings Lilly Wood & The Prick. They’ve appeared at School Night in Los Angeles & New York, Popscene in San Francisco, Club NME in London, Nuba in Paris, and standout showcases at SXSW.
Following the success of their 2016 single “Shaky Ground” – a song that made Spotify’s “Best of 2016: Ultimate Indie playlist” – Freedom Fry released a new single followed by a b-side every other week in 2017 leading up to their “Remixes” EP, a collection of their biggest singles remixed by the likes of Sofi Tukker & Penguin Prison. On September 7, they will release the “Strange Attraction” EP before announcing their debut album.