Be warned, Slove are highly addictive. Molding the flamboyance of indie pop music into the sophistication of today’s electronica, this bold French band evoke indie dance idols My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths and Happy Mondays. For their defining debut single ‘Do We Need?’ featuring remixes by Yan Wagner and Remain, Slove’s fierce, seductive sound is at full power.
Slove are a French duo charming hearts with a refined fusion of the colliding worlds of indiepop and dance. Taking inspiration from the late 80s and early 90s as well a hybrid of current indie dance acts, Slove’s two founding members: Léo Hellden & Julien Barthe are involved in several of the most exciting projects shaking up todayʼs French scene (Aswefall, Tristesse Contemporaine for Léo, Plaisir de France and Sweetlight / Abusator for Julien).
Taken from their debut album ‘Le Danse’ out later this year on Pschent, ‘Do We Need?’ is an essential record for lovers of this sound. Sparking with electro-rock attitude, Slove’s characteristic purring bass guitar is charged with string synths as the fervent vocals from Olivier Rocabois growl with intensity. A pop composer and singer, Rocabois is the leader of the French band All If and has a voice sweet with notoriety.
Embellishing this Parisienne motif, Kitsuné’s Yan Wagner and Romain Rouffiac aka Remain step up for remix duty. Wagner casts some psychedelic disco dust over ‘Do We Need’ and turns it into a spiraling dancefloor odyssey while Remain takes ‘Do We Need’ underground to the darker recesses of moody tech-electro, creating languorous shapes out of the distorted synths and building up the pulse with thudding precision.
Slove features a small army of talented vocalists and their live shows have begun to enrapture audiences. Releasing on Pschent, the label that brought us the Hotel Costes series and this year’s smash Discodeine (featuring Jarvis Cocker), Slove craft an intoxicating and endlessly appealing style that is a true testament to their versatility.
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