Thursday, 9 May 2013
Aline: Je bois et puis je danse
I liked the song Je bois et puis je danse by the band Aline, but hadn't got round to featuriung it until now, so thought it well worth a mention.
The song's got a nice 80s alternative British pop feeling, I could imagine it as a much-loved 7' on an indie label like Postcard Records from years ago, rediscovered and found to be still as fresh as a daisy.
The band are from Marseille, and are a four piece led by singer and guitarist Romain Guerre. Initially know as Young Michelin, the band previously released a couple of singles and EPs in the last couple of years.
Romain Guerret was previously in a band called Dondolo, who released two albums in 2007 and 2010.
When Young Michelin had to change their name, they settled on Aline because in an imaginary biography of the band, Guerre. told Les Inrocks, he wrote that the band came from the town of Aline, a made-up town, a sad grey town, crossed by an opaque river.
While they weren't able to keep using the name Young Michelin, and even though probably only a couple of people actually read the bio, they kept the name Aline to keep a link to their past.
This song originally emerged on an EP last year and it features on the Aline album Regarde le ciel, which came out in France in January this year.
The band have a number of live dates in France, including a show at the Alhambra in Paris on may 28 with Autour de Lucie.