Dead Sexy

Dead Sexy

 Paris, Île-de-France, FRA
BandAlternativeEDM

ELECTRO GLAM & ROLL “A dangerous international gang of freaks has decided to pervert the dancefloor. Kickass bass and electro punk percussions are slashing to pieces songs to pogo and fall into trance.” LES INROCKUPTIBLES

Biography

DEAD SEXY INC. BIO

After almost 3 years of touring around the globe, former LA based French Dead Sexy relocated in Berlin in 2010 and started to work on the follow up to the acclaimed “Kamikaze”.

In the summer of 2011, the band decided to redefine their sound to get a closer approach of their live performances.

Recorded between Berlin, and Paris, the band decided to work with various engineers, including Dimitri Dupire (Mignon), and Thomas Stern (Crime & The City Solution, E Naubauten…) who gave them the vintage guitar sound they where looking for.

After few weeks of pre-production of the record in Berlin, Dead Sexy stopped on 12 tracks and started collaborations with a selected choice of musicians : Cyril Debarge of We Are Enfants Terribles, Suzanne Combo, Romain Frequency (Electrosexual), James Leg of Tennessee’s best Black Diamond Heavies, David Maars (Platz Blanche), Mickey Blow (Johnny Thunders anyone ?) and Boris Jardel from Indochine/Supervision.

Very influenced by their worldwide travels and endless night in Berlin, started to find the lead for « Rodeo Boys », a hell of a ride that features a cocktail of filthy rock’n’roll and electronic anthem.
Something loud and clear, raw and unique. « Full of dirt and grace. A mix of classic beats and hypnotic riffs » as they say.

For the final touch of their newborn, Dead Sexy chosed to work again with french Producer Mazarin (No One Is Innocent, Olivia Ruiz, Birdy hunt) for the mix and Dimitri Tikovoi, (The Horrors, Placebo…) for their song « Lonesome Poupee ».

Between dancefloor electro rock tribute to Berghain « Panorama » and early new wave infuences of « Slow motion », « Rodeo Boys » covers the widest specter of Dead Sexy. A bunch of runaway boys fed with the poison of Iggy, Ziggy and Alan V, the essence of punk, 808 and 666…

Dead Sexy is now working on a new vidéo, live set and concept. They will showcase their new record in the spring with a new drummer behind them. And summer ?
Summer will be full of surprises.

Facts and fictions :

-Dead Sexy Inc. started in Hollywood in 2003 signed to Cleopatra Records, Electroschock Record in Germany and XII bis in France. “Break Me” was produced by Paul “PK” Kendall.
-The band opened for such artists as superstar Miyavi, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Vitalic, Vive La Fête, E Neubauten, Peaches, Sigue Sigue Sputnik to name a few. Going over more than 20 countries in the US, Europe and Asia.
-Their DJ compilation “Mix Shake” released through Universal France (that features their cover of “Ca Plane Pour Moi”) sold over 25 000 copies.
-During their travel from Los Angeles to NYC the band left the rock’n’roll circus to tour contemporary art centers and festival playing live with the music of their road movie “We had a dream” (featuring the likes of Jonas Mekas, Thurston Moore, John Giorno, Larry T, Maurice G Dantec, Greil Marcus…), produced by Agnes B’s Lovestream and Save Ferris.
- "Kamikaze" was released in China, France, Russia, Scandinavia and the band supported the release in such festival as CMJ NY, SXSW Austin, PopKomm Berlin, Printemps de Bourges, Lattitude Festival UK,  Minikvas Festival in Slovakia, Black Glitter tour in Japan…
-In the winter of 2009, the band released a Manga based on a fiction story of the band with Chinese Magaka Jian Yi and produced a video for their new single “The Simple Things” shot between Paris, Tokyo and Berlin.
-In between 2010 and 2011, Dead Sexy Inc. appeared at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, played SXSW Austin again, toured in Romania for the Mountain Due tour and opened for 14 shows with French superstars Indochine.
-In 2014 the band got offered to play an aquatic acoustic show in the remains of the Titanic.

PRESS PUNCHLINE KAMIKAZE

“We get hypnotized by their exceptional art to deliver sugar pop electro songs, sweating rock’n’roll from every holes. Dead Sexy Inc. can without a doubt pretend to an international career and kickstart the new wave of French Touch.” LE FIGARO

“France’s sexiest band has comes back with a full new record under their fishnet. The time bomb has a name, Kamikaze, and should leave no prisoners.” ROCK MAG

“A solid rock record, with potential hit singles, but above all a whole universe, like it or not, but that takes no compromise… Dead Sexy is a band that defines it’s own style… A bunch of pretentious wankers and proud to be so.” ROCK & FOLK

“Tight, dancing, dynamic, this new Dead Sexy Inc. record is a winner.” ROCK YOU

“Dark and solid” TECHNIKART

“An excellent mix of screaming punk rock and electronic debauchery”
TSUGI

“Kamikaze brings the dark to the dancefloor” Music info Hebdo

«A record that sounds like a classic, where clubbing meets rock wilderness, the magic of pop songs and the danger of punk rock.» D-SIDE
« Inspired by some of the best rock references – From Stooges to Kraftwerk – the Dead Sexy Inc sounds like today’s best band, at the border of electro, rock, with a serious punk

Discography

Releases :

« Lonesome Poupée » EP Crosslight/Believe Digital 2012
« Break Me » Electroshock Records (Germany) 2003
« Break Me » XIII Bis (France) 2004
« Mix Shake » Dj compilation Universal 2004
« Hellywood Sons » Cleopatra Hypnotic (US, Canada, South America)2004
«Kamikaze » Enragé Prod (France) 2008
« Spam me remixes » Enragés Prod (France). Maxi vinyl. 2008

Compilations :

« Dance To The Underground » by DJ Zebra Labels Virgin 2003
« Electroclash 2 » by Larry Tee Electro Mogul 2003
« Sonic Seducer Vol 33 » Sonic Seducer 2003
« The Great Electrocash Swinddle »by Mountsims Cleopatra 2004
« Electropunked » Hypnotic 2004
« Electrocure » Cleopatra 2004
« Zing Music » Zing Magazine New york 2005
« Say Hello and Wave Goodbye » Electroshock 2006

Set List

Gigs are around 60 mn.
we play sometimes some cover :
Born to lose (Johnny Thunders)
Ca Plane pour moi (Plastic Bertrand)