The French duo Papooz was formed in 2012 in Paris. The band’s name was is based on their tropical association. Papooz consists of Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut. They released last year their latest album, Night Sketches,
Papooz have a talent for sway pop and irrefutable groove like very few of their compatriots, aside from Phoenix we cannot think of anyone else. Tropical pop here, wild bossa nova there, all of it deeply anchored in the American style of the Seventies,
‘The Garden’- their brand new single- follows a successful debut U.S. tour from Papooz earlier this year, playing sold-out venues just ahead of the C-19 lockdown.
Papooz popped up in the spring of 2015, playing smooth melodies and rhythms that swayed the hips with a pop spirit tinged with an exotic je ne sais quoi. Hailing from Paris, Ulysse and Armand both grew up with music from the 70s, digging in their parents’ record collections from The Beach Boys to The Velvet Underground. They became inseparable friends, both keen on music. They called themselves Papooz because they liked the way it sounded, along with the tropical tone in it and the recollection of a Native American tribe’s cradle. Parisian singer-songwriters Armand and Ulysse lead the band with their high, soft, feminine voices front and centre on the group’s Fall 2016 debut album ‘Green Juice’.