Again, only two people replied, but one of them offered to help out. “In France at the same moment, our EP was released. Sacha- guitar and Marlon- keyboard/vocals are the originating members of the French psych band. Clémence Quélennec, chanteuse du groupe La Femme se lance en solo ! Very mysterious.” They were listening to French underground from the 60s, and French synthwave from the 70s. “There are four bars at a junction where everyone goes to drink,” Magnée says. Sacha : Ah ouais, le truc chiant. 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. Björn rencontre des musiciens pour apprendre de leur parcours et de leurs experiences. 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. Follow La Femme on Facebook and Instagram. “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. At first, we were paired … 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. “He likes to smoke crazy weed and take a bunch of drugs,” says Magnée. 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. Is he sure he didn’t look like a Ku Klux Klan recruit? All photography by Jean-François Julian, courtesy of the artist. ... Derrière le doux nom AJA, se niche la gracieuse chanteuse Clémence Quélennec, qui à seulement 28 ans et aguerrie d’une expérience de 7 années de tournées, hors normes, avec le groupe La Femme, ( s’) apprivoise un nouveau souffle en solo. « Sur scène, on fait appel à une seule chanteuse, Clémence Quélennec, mais sur l'album elles sont bien plus nombreuses. 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. Sonnant comme une visite guidée dans les méandres de son âme constellée, il … “I was almost naked,” he says, “with a huge witch’s hat and a kimono.” Crikey. ‘Look, George, I know you’re very happy to be here, but people think you’re weird. Interview VIEW POST View more. Behind him rolls percussionist Nunez Ritter von Merguez, a muscly, mohawk-mulleted guy who looks like a 1930s mechanic in a sleeveless tee and leather vest. Vive La Fête, ce sont également des Hits Electroclash intemporels car, toujours excitants via des loops sexy et des gimmicks irrésistibles, dont eux seuls connaissent la recette. It sounds chic. Lucas Nunez Ritter: Yeah, we met different people, other bands, new music… Follow her on Instagram at @tiara.stephan to keep up with her various escapades. 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. Il livre des interviews décontractées et intimes, tel un voyage initiatique qui nous aide à comprendre comment devenir un musicien professionnel. The duo moved to Paris as quickly as they could with the dream of starting an effortlessly cool rock band. They were duly signed to Universal’s French imprint, Barclay – former home to Charles Aznavour and Jacques Brel. Ou d’un peu tout ça à la fois. Stream “Cool Colorado” on Spotify and Apple Music. “It’s not the world of now, you know, the world has changed — it’s more complicated,” he said. 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. They emailed 50 clubs in Paris asking for gigs, and got just two answers. Le 11 octobre dernier, « Citadelle », le 4e album d’ Izïa est dévoilé en descellant tout en douceur ses trésors de variété à la Française. In 2014, the band played a show in Denver, staying only two days, and the impression our state made upon them was so great, they decided to write a song. We wanted to go other ways and try things like acoustic stuff, electronic stuff, more experimental. 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. Until then, the band hopes this song will take Coloradans back to a simpler time and provide listeners with a bit of an escape. Like the sun – shining everywhere.”. 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. 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 . Clémence Quelennec nous partage ses experiences artistique et quelques anecdotes drôle de sa vie solitaire. For all that their. Clémence : Ouais, un peu. As soon as they could, the pair moved to Paris to dream up a band. Deux ans après le succès de Psycho Tropical Berlin (2013), le groupe de surf-rock formé à Biarritz s'apprête à refaire des vagues avec un deuxième LP qui devrait se concrétiser prochainement.. On se souvient tous du single minimaliste et entêtant Sur la planche, qui a notamment fait les beaux jours de la célèbre pub Renault Captur. 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. And so they formed La Femme, a group that would be, as Magnée puts it: “Velvet Underground or Kraftwerk-style. “It’s like a Vogue cover,” Magnée observes. The band had recorded a one-off EP for a small label, and decided that going to America would make them famous. Then came the move that made them: a quite magnificent stunt that hoodwinked the entire French music industry. Clémence Quélennec: We were trying new stuff because we had traveled a lot, been on tours. Premier EP. Their increasing popularity, though, has meant they’ve attracted some curious fans. 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. La Femme at the Rock en Seine festival in August. La Femme: the superchic French band who hoodwinked their way to the red carpet. He ponders for a moment. As their manager guides me into a brasserie in Strasbourg–Saint-Denis, their home turf in Paris, he’s clutching a copy of Les Inrockuptibles, France’s leading pop culture magazine, to hand to the band’s masterminds, Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got. France’s hottest band relive their ingenious $3,000 gamble, Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018 06.19 EST. Take George, who is in his 50s and has the words La Femme tattooed across his throat. Act of seduction. It was then that they turned their attention to the U.S., in a move that catapulted La Femme into the international spotlight. 3:21. 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 … Bass player Sam Lefèvre ties a napkin, bandit style, around his neck. 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. Watch La Femme’s video for Septembre on Vevo. I was so happy. “No. So the industry was like, ‘What the fuck? Michael Hann’s travel was paid by Disque Pointu. Fucking DIY.”. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. ‘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. 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. Depuis 2013 et leur premier album Psycho Tropical Berlin, le sextuor français a su inventer un nouveau langage à la pop française : psychédélique, exotique, hédoniste.Après des mois d’attente quasi insoutenable, La Femme est de retour avec Mystère.Enregistré entre la Bretagne, Los Angeles et Paris, c’est sans aucun doute l’album de l’automne. “Sometimes I have to speak to him. “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. La Femme was formed in 2010 after keyboard player Marlon Magnée and guitarist Sacha Got met at secondary school in a small seaside town in France called Biarritz. En 2019, Björn décide de se reconvertir et de tenter de gagner sa v… Clémence Quélennec, chanteuse du groupe La Femme se lance en solo ! Find the best clips, watch programmes, catch up on the news, and read the latest Clémence Quelennec interviews. 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 The group was named La Femme in 2010. La chanteuse emblématique du groupe, Clémence Quelennec, a quitté le navire pour se consacrer à son projet solo Aja. “I know the world is not like it was in the ’60s, and now everything has changed, but I try to keep those vibes in this song.”, Got says he hopes to return to Colorado when he can and experience more of what our state has to offer. • La Femme play Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, on 17 November. Ça faisait partie des premières partitions que j’avais, qui n’avait pas de lien avec mes cours. Sound and look in place, there were only two problems remaining: nowhere to play, and no interest in them. Sébastien Jenvrin, publié le 27 avril. Proper pop stars, you see. Interview By Twig Twigs: Jayna & Cara Jayna’s IG: @snowleoppy Cara’s IG: @carajojo Twig Twins sat down with Sacha Got and Marlon Magnée of La Femme before their set at Desert Daze Festival in Joshua Tree. Mais sinon, le premier où je me suis faite plaisir, ça devait être les Beatles, Let It Be. Parfait pour brouiller encore un peu plus les pistes. Clémence : Ça devait être une étude sans nom, genre Étude 1. Got explained the band’s inspiration for the song. Clémence Quélennec pourrait sortir d’un café de gare d’avant-guerre. Ou des dancefloors parisiens. They have an EP out and they are touring in the US and we don’t know them?’ So the buzz began to start. “We went to US with $3,000 each and this girl found us 20 gigs,” Magnée says. Their first, the unpromisingly named SS Mademoiselle, collapsed because their singer only wanted to practise one day a week. La rencontre s’est transformée en une interview exclusive et scène de vie intime du groupe, quand tous les membres : Clémence Quelennec, Sacha Got, Sam Lefevre, Noé Delmas, Nunez Hijo et la petite amie de Marlon (le modèle américain, Grace Hartzel), nous ont rejoints. GUIBERT FRANCOIS 262 views. “It’s good to see what is out there, and feel the vibes of traveling in freedom.”. Your email address will not be published. Où La Femme avait bien pu se cacher durant toutes ces années ? Formation. We meet them all just before the press conference when they are swallowed up by a mass of journalists. It’s also made La Femme proper pop stars in France. 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. I looked like Merlin. Ou bien encore des cuisses rocailleuses du Finistère. Interview de Marlon, un des deux créateurs avec Sacha. It was so magical. They also knew their group had to look great. 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. Finally, lead vocalist Clémence Quélennec alights on a … 303 Magazine303 MusicClémence Quélenneccolorado musicCool ColoradoFrench musicFrench rock musicJean-François JulianLa FemmeMarlon MagnéeSacha GotTiara Stephan. “We found out there was a big underground scene, and I think we went at a good time, the right moment.”, Since then, they’ve seen their debut album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, win a Victoires de la Musique award, the equivalent of winning a Grammy award, and their second album, Mystère, peaked at number eight on the French charts. Aja (Clémence Quélennec) : interview-chronique (3 mn 15 • nov. 2019) de son EP "Solitaire" sur RFI. 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. 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. There’s little in the way of live music and nothing much else to do. 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. ... à Paris, le groupe prend le nom de La Femme et rencontre la chanteuse principale, Clémence Quélennec, via Internet. It's not that La Femme are shy. It’s a parody depiction of Beatlemania-type “teen idol” fanaticism. Mystère et boule de gomme. “Take your bag and go far,” he said. En pleine préparation de la sortie du troisième album de La Femme, Clémence Quélennec a su trouver du temps pour réaliser un projet solo : un EP quatre titres qui sortira le 27 septembre sous le pseudonyme d’AJA “There’s this feeling of freedom, because Colorado was one of the first states where [recreational] weed was legalized. 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. 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. The BBC artist page for Clémence Quelennec. It tries on a wardrobe of different clothes – psychedelia, surf rock, electronica, krautrock and more – and ends up looking fantastic in all of them. “Even if we wrote it six years ago, we thought it’s a good song for this new record,” Got explained. Chronique Interview. Now, gearing up for their third album, the band has released their second single, “Cool Colorado.”. In Texas? When the band’s tour reaches Paris in February, they say, they’ll be headlining the 6,300-capacity Zénith. 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. 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. Après leur album disque d’or en 2016, les surfeurs incontournables de la pop française avaient disparu des radars. When we came back to France, it was red carpet. When it’s possible to once again, Got encourages people to travel to get a sense of the feeling that inspired this song.