GRIVE first EP on cassette.
Comes with a nice A4 150g riso print of the EP artwork by artist Hélène Paris.
Includes unlimited streaming of Grive EP
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Agnès Gayraud and Paul Régimbeau share a taste for freedom: him, with the many uncategorizable projects he features in, exploring territories of noise, drone and experimental electronics (Mondkopf, Oiseaux-Tempête, FOUDRE!, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir) ; her, bringing symbolism and a sense of the epic to French pop as composer and leader of La Féline since 2008. Paul has twice remixed Agnès’s songs, and she has contributed vocals to some of his tracks. A collaboration on a demonic cover of French singer Gérard Manset’s “Comme Un Guerrier”, released by La Féline, was the beginning of a synchronized journey towards the creation of a real band, a project in its own right, named GRIVE.
Stemming from a desire to combine their two universes, while playing on new ground – Agnès sings in English, her guitar hums louder, Paul's drones become more human – their songs navigate between folk ballads and progressive explosions, clear water and sound gravel. With heavy pulsations and a rich narration, they depict a strange familiarity, the faded reality and its share of sublime, the banality modified by sonic force.
The songs were created and recorded live during a residence at the Performing Arts Forum (PAF) situated in a former convent in Saint-Erme, Picardie, France. The place, and its surroundings — even the strange ‘Burger Shack’ and its inhabitants that Agnès sings about — inspired them throughout. Nature is never far away, neither the asphalt nor the country supermarkets. On the coat of arms of Saint-Erme, there was a thrush ('grive' in French), a common bird of the region : they thought his totem would suit them well; a familiar songbird of grey mornings, which stands, fragile and strong, on top of the big electric pylons.
On February 19, 2021, GRIVE's first EP will be released: four tracks that capture, each in its own way, the effervescence and spontaneity of an encounter, the desire to create together, naturally, an electric music, down-to-earth and slow like the ordinary world, still filled with hidden grace.
Agnès Gayraud and Paul Régimbeau share a taste for freedom: him, exploring territories of noise, drone and experimental (Mondkopf, Oiseaux-Tempête...) ; her, bringing symbolism and a sense of the epic to French pop as La Féline.
Stemming from a desire to combine their universes, while playing on new ground, GRIVE's songs navigate between folk ballads and progressive explosions.