Ooh La La Festival – October 12

October 12, 2012
Rickshaw Stop
Tomorrow’s World/ Citizens!/ Housse of Racket/ Lescop

Originating in Los Angeles in 2009, OohLaLA! continues to push the boundaries of discovery as they consistently strive to present the best and most interesting talent emerging from France, exposing enthusiastic attendees to breakout performances.

Tomorrow’s World is set to make their US stage debut in the US during this Festival. Comprised of Jean-Benoit Dunckel, half of the duo Air – unmistakably one of the most respected electro-pop bands in the world since their debut album Moon Safari in 1998 – and the London-based singer Lou Hayter (The New Sins, New Young Pony Club), the duo formed two years ago with no expectation other than to record one track for their own pleasure. It quickly turned out that their artistic universes fused so well and so naturally, they couldn’t help but record dozens of additional songs. London-based Citizens! are following closely in label mates Two Door Cinema Club’s footsteps, who were crowned “the biggest band on the planet” by NME, while Housse de Racket embody the most essential artistic skills: very specific and genuine song-writing enveloped in exquisite pop-electro tunes. Their formation evolved after numerous stints alongside one another as the go-to session players for the likes of Phoenix, Air and OohLaLA! alum Gonzales. Meanwhile, Lescop has been busy reinventing the French New Wave, somewhere in between Etienne Daho, Taxi Girl and Joy Division.

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