Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Live: Sébastien Tellier - Blue Tour

The UK gets a taste of Sébastien Tellier's blue wave as he begins a series of dates around the country.

Tellier's been in a messianic mode recently, with his talk of the L’Alliance Bleue movement. It apparently involves the world being transformed into something better, and although he's been vague about what exactly the movement entails, he's refused to compare it to a cult, instead saying that it's a movement based on imagination and tenderness.

His cryptic Blue Messages have continued throughout his extensive tour. Recent pronouncements have included: "Our domain shelters vast spaces of liberty. They are one of the societal forces of L'Alliance Bleue" and "Do not underestimate the power of euphoria."

Meanwhile, his music has taken on an unashamedly epic and grand feel, which will no doubt translate well into the live setting.

Tellier released his My God is Blue album in April, and three singles have been released since then, Pépito Bleu, Cochon Ville and Russian Attractions. Both the Pépito Bleu and the Cochon Ville videos have caused controversy, the first being interpreted as being drug-related, the second for its adult content.

A series of remixes of Russian Attractions and the track Sedulous from the album have been released this week. It features three new versions of Sedulous, by Mickey, Drop The Lime amd Equateur, and the versions of Russian Attractions are by Scratch Massive and the three winners of The Alliance Bleue Remix Contest, La Belle Epoque, Marlin, and Axel Le Baron.

Tellier's live dates in the UK are:

05/12 : O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
06/12 : Coalition, Brighton
07/12 : The Cockpit Leeds
09/12 : The Arches, Glasgow

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