Oui Love is about exciting French artists touring the UK with support from bureauexport(the French music export office) & the Institut Français. Oui Love launched in 2009 with a breakout 12-date tour of the UK showcasing the best up-and-coming French music to UK audiences and has since featured the likes of Jupiter, Housse de Racket, Team Ghost and Anoraak.
Re-vamped for 2014, Oui Love showcases the cutting-edge creativity and pop nous of France’s current French exports, featuring the exquisite dubstep-R ‘n’ B-pop hybrid of Andrea Balency and the chiming, Afro-tinged experimental grooves of NLF3.
The Oui Love Tour stops in Edinburgh for a concert at The Sneaky Pete’s with those two French artists plus a local support act.
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”Balency is in many great ways a contemporary of … FKA Twigs, Kelela and JhenéAiko. It is quirkily rhythmic and quixotically melodic.” The Guardian
“The sound of something beautifully fragile shattering into a pearlescent emulsion.” Noisey
It’s difficult to pin a label on Franco-Mexican Balency except as part of an international wave of artists fashioning a very modern pop music from elements of R ‘n’B, dubstep and garage. Gilles Peterson, Mount Kimbie and James Blake are confirmed fans and Balency has collaborated with Balency’s associate Airhead, while Mount Kimbie will feature on her debut album. Oh yes, and she’s also supported The Cure on a stadium tour of Mexico! The‘Walls’ EP was released in June to widespread acclaim, a remix EP (featuring returning French synth-wave hero Colder) is to follow, with new material due in October.
“If the idea of 70s Italian session guys popping up Can for a soft-porn crime movie soundtrack appeals, then this is for you.”Mojo
“Few groups are so consistently interesting.” The Wire
Brothers Nicolas and Fabrice Laureau founded the influential Prohibited label nearly 25 years ago, initially to release music by their own hardcore group Prohibition. Since then, they’ve evolved with drummer Mitch into an instrumental powerhouse, drawing on the grooves of Can and Afrobeat, Tropicalia, psychedelia and modern electronic productions and dreaming up new soundtracks for films including Eisenstein’s Que Viva Mexico!. The ‘Three Dances’ EP, featuring a remix by Turzi, was released in June and previewed on The Quietus while the album Pink Renaissance – their most accessible to date – is out in the UK in September.
OUI LOVE TOUR IN EDINBURGH
OTHER TOUR DATES
29/09 Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
30/09 Brighton @ The Hope
01/10 London @ The Shacklewell Arms
03/10 Middlesbrough @ Westgarth Social Club