Behind the Celtic name Gwendoline hides a Rennes-based duo who undoubtedly found inspiration at the counter of a bar, in the bitterness of a flat beer. Caught between despair and idleness, the pair trap their disenchantment in a magnetic kind of new wave. Imagine Fauve’s romantic-realist spoken songs, covered and soiled by Rhume, with no light at the end of the tunnel. With their knack for self-deprecation and sarcasm, and the couldn’t-care-less attitude typical of their generation, Gwendoline reveal themselves as deeply human. Pure punk poetry.
For fans of:
Oi Boys, Indochine
Grand Écart is the project of Axel Boillot, a Metz-based post-rock musician whose DIY modular synthesizers generate a more intimate type of electronic music. Grand Écart have wide-ranging influences, from Ash Ra Tempel’s sonic experiments to Philip Glass’s cinematic poetry, and deliver nostalgic and absurd sound experiments tinged with progressive rock.