“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...Expand
“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 Lueke’s breathy vocals and keyboard parts, and ultimately SOF pushes out positive, bright vibes with infectious energy and tight punchiness”.
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 inLos 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 2011 and landed them features in Filter Magazine, Under The Radar Magazine, received great reviews from several influential music blogs around the world, and brought them invitations to play their first ever live shows in front of international audiences at Northside Festival in Brooklyn and NXNE in Toronto.
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 and national commercials.
South Of France has shared the stage with major acts including Two Door Cinema Club, Divine Fits, Sea Wolf,Youngblood Hawke,America, and many more. The have sold out their own headlining shows, and have played some of the worlds best music festivals from Brooklyn, to California and Canada. They have done exclusive live sessions for Daytrotter, The L Magazine, and The Wild Honey Pie, and they are currently working on a follow-up album that will be produced and recorded with Raymond Richards (Local Natives - Gorilla Manor) inLos Angelesthis summer.