Manitoba Music

French Press

Indie, Pop, Singer/songwriter


French Press is an alt-pop outfit helmed by captivating Winnipeg chanteuse Chantel Emond. Armed with striking vocals, catchy hooks, and a driving rhythm section, French Press channels 90s pop, college rock, and surf vibes while exploring themes of repression, rebellion, and empowerment.

Emonds voice is a disarming instrument, one built by grit, passion, and diversity. She began her career as a jazz musician in Toronto and has performed all across Canada, as well as overseas singing in clubs in Thailand and Morocco. 

Recent highlights for the band include artist residencies at the Banff Center, and the Manitoba Arts Council Deep Bay Artist Residency. French Press has received multiple FACTOR professional demo awards and was acknowledged by the CBC as one of the top 10 bands to watch for.

In 2015, French Press traveled across the pond to Europe to perform as an opening act for Matt Epp on an 16+ date tour including stops in Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. 

French Press digital EP Back on the Mattress is available for streaming and download at The bands debut record Youthful Trouble is slated for release in the fall of 2015.



"Back on the Mattress" from Under the Gun EP

"Heart Full of Anger"


Youthful Trouble Album Teaser 2015

French Press Live 2014 - Obsess About Me

Dark Horse (Katy Perry Cover)

Heart Full of Anger

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