Active since 2013, Les Deuxluxes is a Montreal-based rock 'n' roll duo that includes the fiery vocalist-guitarist Anna Frances Meyer and the mysterious multi-instrumentalist Etienne Barry. The sparkling pair set the stage on fire and mesmerize crowds wherever they go with their mix of frantic garage rock, thrilling hard rock and solid rhythm & blues.
Critically acclaimed in Quebec and abroad, their first album Springtime Devil was released in September 2016. It's gloriously rough, totally in, all references assumed [...]. No, it doesn't reinvent rock'n' roll; better still, it revives, rejuvenates, invigorates the genre with a new drive, Sylvain Cormier said in Le Devoir. The album was a follow-up to Traitement Deuxluxe (spring 2014), the EP where audiences first discovered Anna Frances' immense, almost golden voice and Etienne's great and natural talent (Mélissa Pelletier, Huffington Post).
Their recordings aren’t the only thing that attract praise. Their dazzling performances and outstanding chemistry stole the spotlight at several major events in Quebec, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Festival d'été de Québec, POP Montreal and M for Montreal. They’ve also opened for Nazareth, Jon Spencer (with his band Heavy Trash) and Lisa Leblanc on dozens of dates. Les Deuxluxes have played continuously across Canada, and have visited France and the UK where a majority of their shows sold out.
Between 2016 and 2018, the two-piece toured Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia) extensively, breaking the language barrier and attracting a large number of new fans. In 2019, Les Deuxluxes performed at the Roxy Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico and at Westway Lab in Portugal, where they caught the attention of media outlets like Gigwise and The 405.
With their long-time collaborator Francis Duchesne, Anna Frances and Etienne are currently working on their sophomore album. Recorded entirely inside a church in the Eastern Townships, the new record is due out in winter 2020.