Oui Love Tour
Tuesday 20th November 2012
Juveniles, Jupiter, Yan Wagner & Special Guest: Omega Male
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £5 / £6 (advance tickets buy one get one free)
Oui Love is an interactive platform hailing from the land that was previously delivered us the likes of Daft Punk, Justice and M83. With support from the French Music Bureau & The Institut Français, Oui Love launched in 2009 with a breakout 12 dates tour of UK shores showcasing the best up and coming French music to the UK audience. The tour have welcome the likes of Housse de Racket, The Shoes, Team Ghost and Anoraak and has featured in key festival in the past like The Great Escape & Liverpool Sound City.
The warmth of pop, a sombre voice and the heat of the dancefloor are the defining features of Yan Wagner, a Franco-American who now settled in Paris, a modern young man ready to take off. His first single, Forty Eight Hours extracted from his debut album of the same name (to be released in October), echoes of New Order. In the Parisian studio, Yan Wagner & Arnaud Rebotini piled up beatboxes and vintage synthetizers to record the album. What is unique about Yan Wagner is his skill in the electronic genre, but he has a voice and does not hide behind his machines. In other words : a singer of electronic pop.
“Yan Wagner’s harmonious synth-pop shines the brightest among the rat-a-tat club beats” – Q (Kitsuné Parisien compilation review)
Jupiter is a French-English duo based in Paris, but they first met one night in London. An empty dancefloor, a one hit wonder (1982 funk classic Mama Used To Say), a band was born. The impact of disco and electro-funk on their music is a clear one, yet the band happily quotes a wider range of influences, such as Sly & Robbie, Beach House, Alan Parsons Project, Siriusmo or even the Beastie Boys. Their remixes for Metronomy, Anoraak or Two Door Cinema Club all carried that same signature style. This handful of tracks drove them to appear on compilations by Ministry Of Sound.
“A duo [..] helping keeping disco’s sound and spirit alive. […] Dance music at its most charmingly cheesy” – The Guardian
Since their revelation-like discovery, a lot of things have happened to the Juveniles. With two singles out on Kitsuné — the aforementioned “We Are Young” and the twirling “Ambition” — as well as a series of well-crafted remixes for Yelle, Stuck In The Sound and Is Tropical among others, the band imposed their own sound. The Juveniles went on to explore the sounds of keyboards older than them, learnt their classics, covered the Smiths and dreamt of Manchester. With New Order as spiritual fathers, and Metronomy and Cut Copy as dream-godfathers, they honed their bewitching electronic pop, rich with an elastic beat and catchy choruses, and thought about their future without losing sight of the basics. In May 2012, they played at The Great Escape for a full, and in NME words, “surprisingly energised crowd’, and are due to play Club NME at KOKO in October.
“80’s New Wave recalls, funky guitars and exuberant synths” – Nite Versions
Tickets on sale now! Advance tickets are buy one get one free!