27February | Tuesday
Mes ruines sur tes décombres - Single
Influenced as much by Slowdive and the Pixies as by Françoise Hardy, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist has a liking for unorthodox and melodious chord progressions. The result is a timeless and vivid French rock record.loicapril.com/
Loïc April shares Mes ruines sur tes décombres, the lead single off his debut full-length album, due out in spring 2018 via Bonsound. Recorded at Reelroad Studio and mixed by Adrian Popovich (Solids, Duchess Says, We Are Wolves), the song brings together luminous power-pop soundscapes and dark, distorted guitar fuzz. Loïc puts forth confident riffs, a natural extension of the sounds he explored on DIV/SION, his first EP. The track is structured like a good film, each bar a frame that builds towards a final, satisfying crescendo. The cover art, created by Hugo Jeanson, compliments the music, and is as beautiful as it is troubling.
Loïc April released his debut EP DIV/SION on all digital platforms on May 20th, 2016. First launched independently on his Bandcamp page last January, the EP rapidly carved out a place for itself on Montreal’s alternative radio stations. DIV/SION is a strikingly well-composed work of shoegaze rock, blending dreamy pop melodies and introspective lyrics with reverb and guitar distortion. The three songs, written by Loïc, were recorded with several of his musician friends and mixed by Jean-Michel Coutu (Duchess Says, Pypy, Jesuslesfilles, I.D.A.L.G.).
Loïc has been performing music for a while, though he only started to write his solo project in 2015. He has performed at POP Montreal, the FrancoFolies de Montréal, Coup de coeur francophone and Saint-Roch Expérience, among others. He’s also opened for Safia Nolin, We Are Wolves and Gazoline. Influenced as much by Slowdive and the Pixies as by Françoise Hardy, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist has a liking for unorthodox and melodious chord progressions. The result is a timeless and vivid French rock record.
27February | Tuesday