Racoon Racoon is Léa & Léonard, a chamber folk duo from France.
Often compared to Angus & Julia Stone, Flora Cash or as folk symbiosis between William Fitzsimmons and Agnes Obel, their style can be painted as honeyed harmonies dancing between an acoustic guitar and ﬂuttering ﬁddles…
The nine-year couple began to compose together when living in Belgium, in 2016 and soon released a ﬁrst EP „Our Love’s Funeral“ in February 2017 on the German label Majestic Casual Records.
Early 2018, they released their second EP “Dawn Chorus”, written in the heart of the Italian Alps. They recorded it in Belgium with talented musicians from Brussels‘ Philharmonic orchestra Thomas Fiorini (double bass) and Emile Verstraeten (violins and mandolin) that Léo met while working as a set-up engineer on a recording of Ramin Djawadi.
This year, after a featuring with Camel Power Club on “A Wave of Goodbyes” and a environmental driven single “The Dodo’s Nest”, they’re back with a third EP which ﬁrst single “Thunderbird” will be released on October 11th.
“More than folk ballads, Racoon Racoon music embraces like a soft and delicate beauty, with tender melodies and perfect, sincere vocals. Their music is like a dream; a barefoot walk on grass beaded with dew.”
Indie Music, Raphaël Duprez
Self-produced on their label “Bramar Records”
Racoon Racoon had the luck to spread their chamber folk music across the world thanks to the huge support of various media like :
Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1 / BBC Radio Scotland (UK)
France Inter / Raje Radio / Radio Meuh (FR)
Majestic Casual (DE)
Official Playlists of Spotify and Deezer (USA, FR, DE, ES, MX…) Youtube Channels :
Majestic Casual (4,2M), KHB (1M), i’m cyborg but that’s okay (610k), Mostly Strings (580k), Wave of Good Noise (260k), Apeiron (250k)
& Various blogs with numerous articles on The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, Noon Paciﬁc, Where the Music Meets, Niche Music, SWIT, Musikorner, The Music Mermaid, FEMME Riot, House in the Sand, Indie Music, Heure Bleue, Le Type, Independent Clauses…
Their raw and intimate atmosphere is inﬂuenced by artists like Damien Rice, The Milk Carton Kids or Mandolin Orange.