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“Sunny vocals floating atop guitar melodies paired with quick, concise drumming, South of France nails that timeless beach-party-grab-your-surfboard-and-Clubmasters vibe. Frontman Jeff Cormack anchors the sound with precise guitar & vocal melodies, while inserting guitar riffs that unobtrusively pluck at your heartstrings and invoke nostalgia. Combine that with Kelly Lueke’s breathy vocals and wonderful keyboard parts, and ultimately SOF pushes out positive, bright vibes. South Of France has an infectious energy and a tight punchiness to their instrumentation that pairs well (like a nice cheddar and a fine Bordeaux)”. - Radio1190 Review of Live Performance
South Of France is an indie-pop band that was initially started by multi-intstrumentalist/producer/songwriter Jeff Cormack in 2011. Inspired by his love for retro guitar-pop, it began as a bedroom-recording project created during Jeff’s spare time away from writing/producing for film, television, and/or other recording artists. As the songs developed, Jeff realized that the addition of a female vocalist would bring a great new element to the sound. So… Jeff was lucky enough to meet singer and songwriter Kelly Lueke in Los Angeles. They quickly realized they had astonishingly similar taste in music and decided to join forces.
South of France's first release "Kings", a 3 song EP was released in November of 2011and landed them features in Filter Magazine, Under The Radar Magazine, and earned great reviews from several influential music blogs around the world.
Their debut full-length album "Another Boring Sunrise" was listed on several major music blog's "Most Anticipated Albums of 2012" lists and was self-released on Sept. 18th 2012. This album again landed them features in Under The Radar magazine, Filter Magazine, Band of the Day, and has earned several excellent reviews from numerous influential music critics around the world. Another Boring Sunrise has also spent 5 weeks on Bandcamp's "Best-Selling Digital Releases", and continues to grow world-wide as several songs from the album have been placed in numerous major motion pictures, national commercials and can be heard on the radio.
South Of France has shared the stage with major acts including Two Door Cinema Club, Divine Fits, Sea Wolf, Tamaryn, Youngblood Hawke and many more. With several scheduled showcases, they will be a staple at many of this year's festivals, they will continue to support other larger acts, and they will continue to pack venues as they headline their own shows around the country.
South of France's sound has been compared to: Peter Bjorn and John, Beach Fossils, Youth Lagoon, Belle and Sebastian, Real Estate, Tennis, Cults, Blondes, Ravonettes, Beach House.. etc.