Presented by Astropolis • FR
Wednesday 16.11 • 21:00 - 21:40 | Ancienne Belgique / AB Club
Gwendoline, is a duo-antihero of the Rennes indie scene. Sensitive loosers and jaded start-up nation greats, Micka and Pierre shape their own style, a dark shlag wave in a percussive and poetic spoken-word style, with the primary source of inspiration being barroom discussions, watching those around them. Between fatalistic lyrics, self-deprecation, sarcasm and bitterness of the world's mediocrity, their sincere cold-wave is the symbol of a disenchanted youth and the perfect soundtrack to protest.
At the end of 2020, Gwendoline has also seen the doors of the Trans Musicales open to them, a favourite of Jean-Louis Brossard, for a live performance at the Ubu, captured by FIP & Culturebox and accompanied by Maëlan and Romain, their stage accomplices.
Written without pretension and ambition, the duo is surprised by the interest shown in the project, between their programming at the Transmusicales, and the feedback from the press including major international media (KEXP, France TV, Les Inrocks, Post Punk Magazine...).
A video clip was released in February 2021 to illustrate one of the band's flagship tracks, the heady and heady "Chevalier Ricard", which was also a favourite of Franck Vergeade, music editor of Les Inrockuptibles (January 2021).