French Ketamine are a rock band from Galway, Ireland.With a distinctive garage rock sound and quirky live shows they’ve played gigs all around Galway and two headline shows in Whelans, Dublin. Formed in 2017 theyreleased their first self titled EP in May 2019. Known for their energetic live shows and fun catchy songs they had their first slot on the Sea Sessions Main Stage last summer. They’ll be releasing a series of new singles at start of 2020 and they will be playing several shows around the country to promote them.
Galway band French Ketamine and we’ve just finished working on a new single called One Thing that we’ll be releasing on all the major streaming platforms on March 26th. We’ll also be hosting a free release party in Club Áras na nGael in Galway on the same date along with other Galway local acts Lambay View, Undercover Martians and Yellow Tinted Windows.
Opening with a seductive bass riff that repeats throughout the track, driving home the message that there is only one thing that this band has to say to you. The song takes the Pixie-esque structure of quiet verses pushing into a heavy, abrasive chorus into the arena of dirty garage rock before building into a climactic solo tinted with inebriating phasers and tambourines, taking influence from psychedelic garage gurus The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Produced by the band themselves, mixed by drummer/wizard Liam Donnelly and mastered by Todd Tobias (previously worked with acts such as Guided by Voices) this song shows what can be done with only 3 chards… and 1 “thing”. What is this “thing” you may ask… well… you’ll have to listen for yourself. And if you can’t answer that question on your first listen, then you’ll have to listen again… and again… and again… This song’s hook is so good that by the end you’ll be a French Ketamine addict.