It promises to be one of early 2019's most anticipated French albums. Having shot to fame in 2017 with his first solo album, simply named "Un" (One), featuring popular hits Sous Garantie and Cinéma, Malik Djoudi is now ready with the sequel, intriguingly entitled "Tempéraments". This Poitiers-born artist, with his strong personality and innate charisma, brings us eleven new songs that are at once instinctive and ambitious, hypnotic and exhilarating, informed and unburdened. After a lengthy tour and stand-out concerts at some of France's most prominent festivals (Nuits de Fourvière, Francofolies, Pete The Monkey, MIDI Festival, Biarritz en été, Rock en Seine, Coconut Festival, etc.), this self-taught singer and musician ended up finding refuge in the studio of sought-after producer Ash Workman (Metronomy, Christine And The Queens, Baxter Dury), with the artistic support of Amaury Ranger (Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains). In his quest for an electro, synthetic pop sound, this time Malik Djoudi has decided to do things differently (or "autrement" to paraphrase the title of the album's second track), having written, composed and produced Un on his own. "My first album seems almost alien to me. I just wouldn't be able to make it that way again now. On the new one, I started with a completely blank page, before shifting my focus to British/American culture…"
London residing, Franco-Canadian Chloé Raunet has been immersed in the world of post-punk, cold wave and her own brand of off-kilter synth-pop since the days fronting her band Battant. She’s now got a fully fledged solo project under the name C.A.R. (Choosing Acronyms Randomly).
Following debut LP ‘My Friend’ and multiple releases on cult Parisian imprint Kill The DJ, her second album ‘PINNED’ came out on Ransom Note last year.