Concrete Knives

Concrete Knives

 Caen, Basse-Normandie, FRA
BandPopRock

A kind of power pop with tropical accent, a mix between B 52's and Arcade Fire. Vampire Weekend having sex with Debbie Harris ( Blondie)
CONCRETE KNIVES is THE BAND TO WATCH since their successful act at last Transmusicales in Rennes.
The band just signed on BELLA UNION.. Album out late 2012.

Biography

Some may see them as the worthy heirs to the B-52s, while others will find in their music a flavour of the early naughties New York music scene.Fronted by both male and female leads, with strong and distinctive vocal style,
Concrete Knives is an anthem machine for you to chant to in unison.Their compositions dusted off Dad's vinyl records, incorporating new tones where vintage keyboards and organs fly through syncopated rhythm sections.
This is indeed fresh music, carrying clean and well balanced textures. This is the scraping of a knife on concrete, a creative rupture wholly aroused by an exciting and innovative new band. On stage, Concrete Knives resuscitate the ghosts of the eighties with great energy, creating an inventive mixture of sunny pop.

With a frst EP "You can't blame the youth" out in April. A publishing deal with Warner Chappell and AKA publishing.

JD Beauvallet / Les Inrocks " About sixty years after the landing in Normandy of the Anglo-Saxon, that is going to be the opposite"
Le Monde " Concrete Knives, discovered at Printemps de Bourges before an (inter)national destiny"
T. Burgel / Les Inrocks " one of the most exciting groups come from France lately"

After TRANSMUSICALES and Printemps de Bourges, the band is playing ARCTIC MONKEYS and The Do in Paris, supporting Cold War Kids and Razorlight; playing at Rock dans tous ses ├ętats, Beauregard, FUSION in Germany, Musilac, PALEO, ROCK EN SEINE and LES INROCKS FESTIVAL in November.

The band is finishing a first album called " Be your own king" to be released on BELLA UNION late 2012.

Discography

EP " You can't blame the youth" AKA / FAMILY TREE / WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC

"Be your own King" October 2012 (Bella Union)

Set List

Greyhound Racing
Wild Gun Man
Family tree
Happy mondays
Brand new start
Spanish morning
Roller boogie
Red spider
Youth compass
Little box