LA BATTUE

Indie Pop

FRANCE

BIO

Some artists seem to carry the secret of a conquering exhilaration and contagious happiness inside them. La Battue are definitely some of them!

After three EP’s (Search Party I 2019 ; Get Set, Go ! I 2021 ; In the attic I 2022) that didn’t go unnoticed, the disciples of Local Natives and Phoenix are releasing their first album : Farrago (Parapente Music). Reaping the hopes invested in the band since 2018, the new album shows, without forgetting their staple vocal harmonies, a new found fusional elegance emanating from these 10 new sophisticated tracks.

At stage front, Ellie and Yurie, choir sisters from a different mother, mix voices with keyboards. Bertrand, Ellie’s brother, drives the rhythm on the drums. Ellie and Bertrand are Franco-British, the offspring of a sound engineer and a chorist. Yurie grew up in South Korea before studying music at Tours’ Jazz school. Bertrand has played in the band Totorro, Yurie in Yachtclub and Ellie still collaborates with Mermonte. All these different experiences culminating here in an incandescent apotheosis.

Based in Rennes, this recomposed family unveils an imaginary realm inspired by the Beach Boys as much as by Steve Reich, repossessing electronic music to extract its organic quintessence, exploring echos with melodic limpidity.

Following-up on their DIY synth-pop debut, distinguished by a final of Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges or the prix Ricard Live of 2021 and Le FAIR 2022, La Battue steps their game up with their new album, an electrifying odyssey inviting us to celebrate the little joys (Little Joys), to speedily surprise everyone (Second Gear), to lead a revolution from the bed (Five To Nine) and even to conquer silences that fret (Higher).

Written and sung in French, a first for la Battue, the song “1/100” tackles the harsh reality of feminicides, bearing witness of a strong commitment hiding behind a lighter façade.

All tracks on Farrago were recorded and produced in the south-west of France with Benoît Bel (studio Mikrokosm), conferring to them a particular essence, where raw power sublimes intricate composition.One could almost spot the soaring influence of Para One, mixed with symphonic melodies of Grizzly Bear, voices hoisted up to a majestic level, whilst remaining generously pop.
« Try to see the light in me » is one of the opening lines of the album. At the album first listen through, we can easily affirm that the objective is attained.

DISCOGRAPHY

2023 : Farrago – ALBUM (Parapente music / Alter K Distribution)
2022 : In Th Attic – EP (Parapente music / Alter K Distribution)
2021 : Get Set, Go ! – EP (Parapente Music)
2019 : Search Party – EP (Parapente Music / Pschent Music)

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15/122023
ZENITH DE LILLE→ Lille
14/122023
DEN ATELIER→ Luxembourg
09/122023
ZENITH NANTES METROPOLE→ Nantes
08/122023
ARENA→ Bordeaux
30/092023
Auberge de Jeunesse de Brest→ Brest
28/072023
Coucool Festival→ Saint-Paterne-Racan
28/062023
Parc de la Mauriniere→ Rezé
08/042023
TROISIEME VOLUME→ Vendôme
18/032023
FESTIVAL ELFONDUROCK→ Marcoussis
25/022023
LE CAMJI→ NIORT
24/022023
Le zéphyr→ Châteaugiron
08/022023
Festival Travelling - Association Clair Obscur→ Rennes
12/122022
CENTRE PENITENTIERE POUR FEMMES DE RENNES→ Rennes
09/122022
Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne→ Rennes
06/112022
ANTIPODE→ RENNES
17/072022
FESTIVAL LES VIEILLES CHARRUES→ CARHAIX PLOUGUER
29/042022
BONJOUR MINUIT→ SAINT BRIEUC
28/042022
LE TETRIS→ LE HAVRE
23/042022
LE NOVOMAX→ QUIMPER
22/042022
L'HYDROPHONE→ Lorient
21/042022
LA NOUVELLE VAGUE→ SAINT MALO
02/042022
LE LIEU UNIQUE→ NANTES
26/032022
CCCOD→ Tours
20/112021
La Vapeur→ Dijon
19/112021
LE BOTANIQUE - WITLOOF BAR→ BRUXELLES
18/112021
PELPASS FESTIVAL→ Strasbourg
17/112021
L AEROGARE - MAUVAIS PAYEUR→ Metz
16/112021
LE POINT EPHEMERE→ Paris
15/102021
La Rodia→ Besançon
09/102021
LA GRANGE À MUSIQUE→ CREIL
02/102021
L ECHONOVA→ SAINT AVE
14/092021
Le Diapason→ Rennes
08/092021
Le Jardin Moderne→ Rennes
21/082021
VARMA ! Festival→ Riantec
13/082021
LA GARE COUSTELLET→ Maubec
26/062021
Eté Frappé 2021→ Mâcon
18/062021
Gare à La Rochette→ Thoré la Rochette
13/062021
UN SINGE EN ETE→ Mayenne
19/032021
LA GAÎTE LYRIQUE→ Paris 03
14/022020
Festival Travelling - Association Clair Obscur→ Rennes