INDIE- RE #26 Radio Campus Angers, Angers

My name is Thibault, from Radio Campus Angers, part of the Radio Campus France
network, and this week I’m taking you back to France’s west side.
In Angers, where I live, some interesting albums were released during the last year,
despite the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns, and musical venues staying closed most of
the time. So we’re gonna talk about La Houle, Nerlov and Dogs For Friends, three projects
that identify as kinda pop music, but with very different infliuences. But we also gonna
expend our horizons and introduce you to Samifati from Nantes, which mix violin and
electronic music with inspirations from abroad, and to Molto Morbidi from Le Mans, an
experimenting lo-fi solo project.
La Houle is a project created by Simon Sockeel, which started as a band that blend pop
and showgaze, whose first LP, Première Vague (First Wave), was released in 2018, but
that also evolve during last year lockdown as an ambient solo project within which he’s
using old tape recorders to superpose layers of sounds. He released last year another
album, Dehors au Dedans, (Outside Inside) exclusively on tape, and he’s currently working
on his next release.
Molto Morbidi is the solo project of the former singerin of a band called Shadow Motel. She
released her first EP, I don’t know what I’m doing, in 2018, followed by a second one,
Experition Date, in 2020.
Nerlov is one of the most well known musician around Angers. After being part of a lot of
bands, he started a new solo project, named after his nickname, and released his first EP,
Je vous aime tous (I love you all) in 2020.
Samifati is a duo from Nantes. Sami went to the conservatory of music to learn and play
violin, but instead of staying in a more classical field, he choose to experiment and blend it
with more electronic sounds. He later met Axel, a filmaker that quickly join him to add live
vijing to the mix. They released two EPs, Chaï in 2015 and Cycle in 2017, and are
currently working on their next release.
Dogs For Friends is a band of young but promising musicians, who have gone from the
local conservatory of music to the stages of all musical venues around. They released two
EPs, Fatboy 2019 and I’ll pet you forever in 2020.
www.dogsforfriends.bandcamp.comTracklist :
Scuffes – Total Rumble (tapis)
La Houle – Trépanation (intro)
La Houle – Toi (Ce Moi)
Molto Morbidi – What Will I do (intro)
Moto Morbidi – Figures of the Past
Nerlov – Si on brûlait tout (intro)
Nerov – Banksy
Samifati – Gunpowder (intro)
Samifati – Solar
Dogs For Friends – King’s Dog (intro)
Dogs For Friends – Sorry I Quit
Scuffles – Total Rumble (tapis)
Myosotis – Zebra
Myosotis is a french psychedelic jazz band that started to play together in 2019. After a
year of rehearsals, within which they learned to played together and know each other
better, they released their first album, « Human Geommetry » in september 2020.
More interested in researching rythmic and harmonic associations than elaborate lyrics,
they founded their sound when they added a roland juno synthetiser in the mix.
Stav – Boom Boom
Benjamin is a french rapper which was first known as Pepso Stavinsky before becoming
the half of Rezinsky, a duo he formed with the beatmaker Rezo. After two EP and a LP, he
wanted to move away from the hip hop scene and started a new project from scratch
called Stav. More inspired by outdated french popular singer and 80s dance music, he
nevertheless kept his flow and his capacity to write stories around his persona, a kinda
beautiful loser in his 30s, conscious of the capitalistic world he lives in but to lazy to
Broadcast and featured songs produced by
Thibault Labarthe Lusson – Radio Capus Angers