They had recorded all but a single EP for a small label there before taking $3,000 each and heading to the U.S. to play about 20 gigs. Again, only two people replied, but one of them offered to help out. For all that their second album, Mystère, one of the year’s best, is wholly accessible and dripping with fantastic tunes, it exudes a sense of cool that indie bands rarely manage any more. At his side, Clemence Quélennec, one of the band's several singers, is silent but decorative, sporting a mac, orange stilettos and mirrored Ray-Bans. They have an EP out and they are touring in the US and we don’t know them?’ So the buzz began to start. ‘So the buzz began’ … from left, Marlon Magnée, Sacha Got and the rest of the band in 2013. t’s hard to imagine a more French version of a rock’n’roll band than La Femme. In Texas? The song sat in the band’s hard drive for six years, and then when the concept for their new album was created, the band felt it was right to include the song in the mix. After meeting singer Clémence Quélennec on MySpace and pulling together the rest of the band from various corners of the internet, it was off to the races, or so they thought. Le 11 octobre dernier, « Citadelle », le 4e album d’ Izïa est dévoilé en descellant tout en douceur ses trésors de variété à la Française. “No. Ou des dancefloors parisiens. Clémence Quelennec nous partage ses experiences artistique et quelques anecdotes drôle de sa vie solitaire. The BBC artist page for Clémence Quelennec. Stream “Cool Colorado” on Spotify and Apple Music. And if you’re too weird, they’re going to kick you out.’”, Keyboard-player Magnée and guitarist Got met at secondary school in Biarritz, near the Spanish border, where summer is alive with holidaymakers – and winter is dead. It tries on a wardrobe of different clothes – psychedelia, surf rock, electronica, krautrock and more – and ends up looking fantastic in all of them. Sacha- guitar and Marlon- keyboard/vocals are the originating members of the French psych band. Interview de Marlon, un des deux créateurs avec Sacha. Proper pop stars, you see. - Duration: 3:21. T, Giveaway Alert “It’s like a Vogue cover,” Magnée observes. Sonnant comme une visite guidée dans les méandres de son âme constellée, il … “Take your bag and go far,” he said. We wanted to go other ways and try things like acoustic stuff, electronic stuff, more experimental. Very mysterious.” They were listening to French underground from the 60s, and French synthwave from the 70s. But within that, Join LEagle in celebrating the “12 Strains of, After a long wait, food truck Lobster Bliss has fi, 2020 reinforced the power and importance of art. Photograph: David Wolff-Patrick/WireImage At this point, a boiling day in early September, the album has been out a few days, and is No 3 in the midweek charts. Then came the move that made them: a quite magnificent stunt that hoodwinked the entire French music industry. Like the sun – shining everywhere.”. When the band came to Colorado, they felt as though they were transported back to the San Francisco of the ’70s, a time period and lifestyle they say is “so rare and precious to us, even if we never lived this period.” The psychedelic influence of the ’60s and ’70s is heavily felt in the song with hazy guitar licks and heavy reverberation throughout. Act of seduction. They had only eight songs and, because some of the crowd had turned up late, they went back to the beginning of the set when they had finished and just started over. Ou bien encore des cuisses rocailleuses du Finistère. Björn rencontre des musiciens pour apprendre de leur parcours et de leurs experiences. Parfait pour brouiller encore un peu plus les pistes. 3:21. At this point, a boiling day in early September, the album has been out a few days, and is No 3 in the midweek charts. What do you do if you’ve got the tunes and the look, but can’t get gigs? Follow her on Instagram at @tiara.stephan to keep up with her various escapades. When La Femme embarked on their first U.S. tour, they were barely on the industry’s radar back in their home country of France. “It’s good to see what is out there, and feel the vibes of traveling in freedom.”. “Before the show begins, he listens to the album and dances everywhere.” At which point Magnée – in so far as he can while cramped into a tiny booth in a crowded brasserie, with his lunch in front of him and a bottle of red on the table – mimes someone dancing in the manner of a deranged ostrich. “We always said that if we had a band, it had to be fucking cool,” Magnée says. La Femme: the superchic French band who hoodwinked their way to the red carpet. Ça faisait partie des premières partitions que j’avais, qui n’avait pas de lien avec mes cours. Their increasing popularity, though, has meant they’ve attracted some curious fans. We meet them all just before the press conference when they are swallowed up by a mass of journalists. Clémence Quélennec, la voix essentielle et scénique du groupe La Femme, nous ouvre les portes de sa sensibilité musicale avec la sortie de « Solitaire », son 1er EP semi-instrumental. We only stayed two days in Denver, but, you know, I just had this feeling.”, The feelings of freedom that the band felt whilst in Colorado are a part of the romanticized notions of America some Europeans still hold. The band reached out to 50 French clubs to line up some gigs and only got two responses. Où La Femme avait bien pu se cacher durant toutes ces années ? It’s a parody depiction of Beatlemania-type “teen idol” fanaticism. Pour reprendre cet Another Day, elle a choisi Clémence Quélennec, chanteuse du groupe La Femme. And so they formed La Femme, a group that would be, as Magnée puts it: “Velvet Underground or Kraftwerk-style. Michael Hann’s travel was paid by Disque Pointu. The duo moved to Paris as quickly as they could with the dream of starting an effortlessly cool rock band. Bass player Sam Lefèvre ties a napkin, bandit style, around his neck. “There’s this feeling of freedom, because Colorado was one of the first states where [recreational] weed was legalized. If she's not dancing (if you can call it that) at a concert, she can very frequently be found drinking copious amounts of English Breakfast Tea, talking about how incredulous dictionaries are, watching Saturday Night Live sketches, eating pho, and daydreaming about traveling the world. They also knew their group had to look great. At the first, the stage was so small the bass player had to stand at the back of the crowd with the sound engineer, plugged into the mixing desk. All photography by Jean-François Julian, courtesy of the artist. Finally, lead vocalist Clémence Quélennec alights on a … Tiara is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Staff Writer for the Music Desk at 303 Magazine. “In France at the same moment, our EP was released. Clémence Quélennec, la voix essentielle et scénique du groupe La Femme, nous ouvre les portes de sa sensibilité musicale avec la sortie de « Solitaire », son 1er EP semi-instrumental. Find the best clips, watch programmes, catch up on the news, and read the latest Clémence Quelennec interviews. Since the song was written six years ago, current events have challenged that view of America, but Got considers this song to be a bit of a time capsule and a reminder of a simpler world. The music video, directed by La Femme and Aymeric Bergada Du Cadet, is the next chapter in the band’s visual component of their forthcoming album. Les fondateurs du groupe Sacha Got (guitare, thérémine) et Marlon Magnée (clavier) se sont rencontrés au lycée à Biarritz.Marlon ayant rencontré Sam Lefèvre (basse) et Noé Delmas (batterie) à Paris, ainsi que Lucas Nunez Ritter, le groupe prend le nom de La Femme en 2010.Le groupe a rencontré la chanteuse principale, Clémence Quélennec, sur Internet . » Et si Clémence Quélennec donne souvent sa voix au projet sur scène, sur l'album cinq femmes se sont succédé derrière le micro. Parmi les sept autres artistes on retrouve Barbara Carlotti interprétant Madame Rêve d’ Alain Bashung, François & the Atlas Mountains croisant Cheb Khaled ou encore Karen Katel rendant hommage à … When the band’s tour reaches Paris in February, they say, they’ll be headlining the 6,300-capacity Zénith. La Femme is a French psych-punk rock band established by guitarist Sacha Got and keyboard player Marlon Magnée in Biarritz.Many members joined in later including bass player Sam Lefevre, drummer Noé Delmas and Lucas Nunez from Paris. For all that their. Their debut album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, reached No 33 in France, and La Femme were on their way, taking any opportunity that came along – soundtracking Yves Saint Laurent’s catwalk show, performing at Austin Psych fest, in Texas, where Magnée looked like anything but a YSL muse. They were duly signed to Universal’s French imprint, Barclay – former home to Charles Aznavour and Jacques Brel. Chronique Interview. LA FEMME - LA FEMME - HYPSOLINE (La Femme - Hypsoline) Associated Performer: La Femme Film Director: Sam Lefèvre, Marlon Magnée, Sacha Got Author: Clémence Quelennec© 2013 Disque Pointu, under exclusive license to Caroline Records, a Universal Music France label When we came back to France, it was red carpet. Clémence Quélennec pourrait sortir d’un café de gare d’avant-guerre. There’s little in the way of live music and nothing much else to do. “But we don’t like it too much, because if you are dressed too rock’n’roll or too hipster or too trendy they call you a fag. There’s this feeling, with the fresh air from the mountains, that nobody really cares. So it’s a bit hard to grow up in Biarritz if you are really different.”. Tis the season for gifts, Looking for a way to celebrate the season while st, 12 Denver Restaurants With Innovative Outdoor Seating From Greenhouses To Igloos, Wildflower Excites with Upscale Italian at the New Life House Hotel in LoHi, 10 Holiday Light Displays In And Around Denver, 20 Local Boutiques Offering Curbside Pick-Up This Holiday Season, 31 Things To Do in Real Life and Virtually This Week in Denver, Wonder Press Opens Denver Location with Cold-Pressed Juices and More, The Bardo Coffee House Celebrates 10 Years of Coffee and Community. Your email address will not be published. After returning to France and signing to Universal Music Group’s France-based label, Barclay, the band is now in bona fide rock star territory. “Even if we wrote it six years ago, we thought it’s a good song for this new record,” Got explained. ... à Paris, le groupe prend le nom de La Femme et rencontre la chanteuse principale, Clémence Quélennec, via Internet. La Femme are on the cover, although there’s a certain amount of eyebrow-raising about the fact that the only person pictured is their singer, Clémence Quélennec. “There are four bars at a junction where everyone goes to drink,” Magnée says. Premier EP. Interview VIEW POST View more. They emailed 50 clubs in Paris asking for gigs, and got just two answers. Clémence Quélennec, chanteuse du groupe La Femme se lance en solo !