French electro-surf pop group La Femme are heading to NYC this week as part of their tour with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, playing Brooklyn’s Glasslands, the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom.
La Femme’s formula is a unique one. The band masterfully blends together fragments of 60s French pop and 80s electro into their sun-infused surf sound. Their latest album Psycho Tropical Berlin has gained critical acclaim with Brooklyn Vegan describing it as, “an inventive, highly entertaining album, and one of my favourites of 2013.”
Since hitting the west coast, the gang’s reputation for finely tuned and taught stark anthems has spread like sea spray. No sooner than releasing their debut album it hit No.1 in the French digital charts. La Femme were overwhelmed by the success. “We earned a little money with summer jobs and flew to California a few months later. It was crazy; we ended up doing 27 gigs in 3 months!”
The band has been praised by Jean Michel Jarre and Hedi Slimane – who used La Femme’s version of Oh Baby Doll in his Saint Laurent campaign featuring Cara Delevingne. Drowned in Sound also said of their music;“it’s a style that is astonishingly catchy, natural, and flat-out fun. It’s time to surf the cold wave.”
Watch ‘Amour Dans le Motu’ here now.