Direct from the Parisian overground French pop connoisseurs La Femme will release new album Myste?re on the world this September. Hailing from Le Pre? Saint Gervais and Ivry-sur-Seine’s winding rues, La Femme have made a huge mark on modern Paris's cultural landscape, with the two sides of the city – the glamour and the grit - engrained in their music.
Ever since, the release of their debut album Psycho Tropical Berlin, that topped the French digital charts and the band appeared on national television as the Best New Band of the year at the French Music Awards, their rise has only gained momentum with fans including directors Jacques Audiard and Romain Gavras to legends Jean Michel Jarre and Hedi Slimane. More importantly, the album hit a note with the country's young population - the group will headline a 6000-capacity arena hometown show this coming January.
Returning with a more psychedelic sound and a range of guest vocalists that slice through the starkest of electro beats, Myste?re sees La Femme celebrating all that’s wonderful about their city.
Recorded between a castle in Brittany and a Paris basement before being finished up with Sonny Diperri (Animal Collective) in LA, Myste?re once again sees backgrounds blurred and worlds collide. The band’s chic retro-futurist surf-pop sound possesses the same dose of glamorous punk stomp as before, but this time around its layered with an elegant fusion of influences from Ennio Morricone, Marie Et Les Garcons’ disco-rock touch and the lysergic romanticism of The Velvet Underground. Through increased use of strings and further exploration of sound, Myste?re also incorporates the band’s new love of oriental sounds, Turkish disco, Tuareg blues, medieval psychedelia to mainstays Brian Eno and Pink Floyd.