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.
Hot Chip have announced a new album, called A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, that will be out in June. It’s their first album since 2015’s Why Make Sense?, and it’s their first album that they recruited outside producers to work with them, namely Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (the XX, David Byrne, Sampha).
They’ve dropped a music video for lead single “Hungry Child,” which was directed by Saman Kesh and stars Freaks And Geeks’ Martin Starr and This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub as a couple having a spat before getting entranced by the new Hot Chip single. It turns out that “Hungry Child” has taken over the whole world, and no one can stop hearing it.
After aggressively touring North America in support of last year’s Ti Amo, Phoenix are currently making their way through Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Amidst a trio of dates in Australia this past week, the French outfit swung by triple j radio to contribute a cut to the station’s popular Like a Version series, which has pretty much morphed into the go-to destination for innovative covers. Their cover? Whitney’s “No Woman”.
It’s a bold choice for the electro-rockers, as Whitney’s inimitable country soul is as analog as they come. Phoenix’s take quickens the song’s pulse while swapping out the Chicago band’s melancholic strings and bluesy guitar for warm synths and a crisp beat.
After releasing a string of singles in 2017 and touring with the likes of Phoenix, Glass Animals, London Grammar, Ride and more, Lo Moon have announced their debut album!
The self-titled record is set to come out on 23rd February via Columbia Records. The album, which has been produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye) features songs previously released by the band – ‘Loveless’, ‘This Is It’ and ‘Thorns’ – and even features guest appearances from Adam Granduciel and Charlie Hall from The War On Drugs.
To coincide with the announcement, the band have unveiled new track ‘Real Love’.
Franz Ferdinand release ‘Feel The Love Go,‘ the new single to be taken from Always Ascending, their forthcoming album on Domino out Friday, February 9.
The track is accompanied by a video by acclaimed director Diane Martel (Miley Cyrus, Charlie XCX, Justin Timberlake). The video, shot while the band were in Los Angeles recently, has the feel of a public access TV religious show and sees frontman Alex Kapranos cast as an unhinged evangelical preacher.
Always Ascending is the band’s fifth album and was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.
Fa temps que el festival Vida va deixar de ser l’herència vilanovina del Faraday per convertir-se en un dels festivals musicals més importants de l’Estat. Aquest 2017 l’oferta s’amplia encara més, aprofitant dijous -la jornada inaugural- per mutar en un dia tan fort com qualsevol altre, fet que confirma la presència aquella nit dels francesos Phoenix. El Vida 2017 se celebrarà entre el 29 de juny i el 2 de juliol als voltants de l’antiga Masia de Can Parellada de Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Que ningú pensi que la de dijous serà una nit tranquil·la. Al contrari, els dos noms que sobresurten d’entre tots els artistes tenen el ball corrent per les venes: L’anglès Erol Alkan (resident del prestigiós Trash Club de Londres) i els francesos Phoenix, que arribaran al Garraf amb nou disc després de quatre anys sense novetats. Els de Versalles són el plat fort d’una jornada que també comptarà amb l’estrena local de Les Sueques, presentant l’enèrgic ‘Moviment’, o la visita de l’ex-Antònia Font Joan Miquel Oliver, també amb novetats sota el braç. Per si encara voleu més ballaruca, Las Bistecs, una de les sensacions de la temporada, també passejaran el seu electro-disgusting per Can Parellada. Els australians Parcels, una de les joves sensacions de l’univers indie portaran el seu fresc electropop al Vida.