Marie Davidson & L’OEil Nu - Renegade Breakdown [LP]
Catalogue No.: ZEN267
Release Date: 25th September 2020
Marie Davidson is back with new album ‘Renegade Breakdown’ on Ninja Tune. A new band, and a bold new sound under the banner of Marie Davidson & L’OEil Nu, it is a trio formed of old-time friends with shared roots in Montreal’s DIY scene: Marie, Pierre Guerineau (also in Essaie pas on DFA) and Asaël R. Robitaille.
The record follows previous album ‘Working Class Woman’ and the trio deliver a forward-facing, innovative pop record that builds on the classic tenets of Marie’s music to create something that strikes out towards a broader audience. With dark humour and interpolated musical influences from Fleetwood Mac to Kraftwerk, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker.
If there’s a mood that encapsulates ‘Renegade Breakdown’, it’s the one found at 3AM after a long night, when it’s time to start putting on the classics.
Legendary Belgian duo Soulwax remixed previous track ‘Work It’, which was nominated for Best Remixed Recording at the 2020 Grammy Awards and Best Independent Remix at the 2020 AIM Awards.
Davidson has previously performed live at internationally renowned festivals such as SONAR (Reykjavik and Barcelona), Primavera Sound, Dekmantel, Lowlands, Flow, Melt!, Dour, ADE Live, Red Bull Music Festival, SXSW, The Warehouse Project, Parklife and Field Day and supported Eric Copeland.
She has headlined shows across the UK including XOYO (with Hunee) and Electrowerkz.
For fans of Christine and the Queens, Bat For Lashes, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Boy Harsher, Róisín Murphy, Yves Tumor.
CD in a gatefold sleeve with poster.
140g double LP in a gatefold sleeve with poster.
“As her production taps out cross-rhythms like a flock of woodpeckers, Marie
Davidson’s spoken words demand nonstop work: a gig-economy ultimatum.”
- New York Times
“Marie Davidson’s voice is one of the biggest pleasures in contemporary
electronic music.” - The Guardian
Press - Reviews in The Guardian, Pitchfork, DJ Mag, The Skinny, Q, Resident Advisor, NME, The 405, The Quietus, The Fader, FACT, XLR8R, Crack Magazine, i-D, Boiler Room, Vice, NPR Music, Loud and Quiet, Record Magazine. Features in Resident Advisor (Between The Beats documentary), The Guardian, Pitchfork, Q Magazine (Breaking), Vogue, Paper Magazine, Electronic Beats.
Radio - 6 Music Lauren Laverne Whilst You Were Sleeping, Radio 1 Annie Mac.
Club Promotion - DJ support from Nina Kraviz, Jessy Lanza, Avalon Emerson, Hunee, Courtesy, Call Super, Optimo, Jennifer Cardini, Sasha, Job Jobse, Tensnake, Axel Boman.
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