The Lovegods // La Boetie // Phoebe Killdeer
'A Selection Of Solo Shows From The Nouvelle Vague Singers And Musicians'
The loveGods started out as a duo performing acoustic sets in a small basement venue in Brighton 3 years ago. The duo became a four piece and grew to be Brighton's biggest independent band. Moving from delicate fragility to fiery intensity, The loveGods entertain and captivate from the moment they get on stage.
Who would have thought that a rock band, would one day, be inspired by this 16th century philosopher and essay writer, contemporary and disciple of Montaigne. And yet, La Boétie, the band, composed of Elsa Fourlon (singer - electric guitar), Julien Decoret (chorus - bass) and Raphael Chassin (chorus - drums), has everything to claim the unsubdued and protestor heritage of the author of "Discours de la servitude volontaire": same desire to escape from the standard, the formats, the established codes. Same disrespectful attitude towards the polished world of "young" music, whose rebellious postures resemble today a publicity for a hairspray brand (for clean hair). It's about rock, energy, rhythmic pulsations, badly combed guitars, bass that bangs on your plexus, and drums which won't let you go. La Boétie is not a tranquil band. La Boétie - the philosopher and the band - is a salutary engagement for free creation.
After collaborating in projects with Bang Gang, Basement Jaxx, True Stories, Ernest Saint Laurent, zero dB, and Nouvelle Vague, singer-songwriter Phoebe Killdeer has now produced a solo album of extremes and contrasts. Fragility and introspection are comfortably married to an exuberant barrage of rock, blues and soul in a debut record that is startling in its accomplishment. Tribal, dark and cinematographic, it could possibly be the soundtrack for a Tarantino film
Marc Collin is a genuine "French touch" figure, influenced by the early '80's post-punk music which gives him his edge. He moves from movie soundtracks to club music, and has become a creative and eclectic producer. Nouvelle Vague pushed his career into the limelight after the unanticipated worldwide success.
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LIVE: LOVEGODS + LA BOETIE + PHOEBE KILDEER & THE SHORT STRAWS
DJ: MARC COLLIN (NOUVELLE VAGUE)