Cocoon
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Cocoon

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE
Band Folk Pop

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Nov
28
Cocoon @ Festival Centre

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Nov
27
Cocoon @ Factory Theatre

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nov
26
Cocoon @ Powerhouse

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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With almost 100 000 copies sold with their debut album, the cheerfully named "All my friends died in a plane crash",
Cocoon has become one of the surprises of success in recent years. The duo, formed some four years only, exudes a fragile folk, melodic and extremely effective (On my way, Chupee...), which has pioneered in the heart of the French, and even in advertisements. Two years later they returned with an endearing live
captured in Clermont-Ferrand, "Back To panda mountains", accompanied by a DVD of that concert.
Hosted at home, Cocoon delivers a moving set, with several very successful pieces
(84, Morning Break) that show the direction that might take the second studio album, due next year. R.B - Le Républicain, Lorrain, September 2009


A live CD with a pleasing easiness that gives pride to the successes to duo. The DVD is more well
fed: 2h30 live video: 2 concerts, 1 backstage documentary, comments. The digipack is very beautiful too. - LYLO, September 2009


Discography

- EP "FROM PANDA MOUNTAINS"
April 16 2007
- Album "MY FRIENDS ALL DIED IN A PLANE CRASH"
October 29 2007
- Album "MY FRIENDS ALL DIED IN A PLANE CRASH" Re-edition
November 17 2008
- Cd-DVD Live + Bonus "BACK TO PANDA MOUNTAINS"
September 7 2009

SHOWS:
11 May 2010 - Privatclub - Berlin
12 May 2010 - Kulturhaus III&70 - Hamburg
13 May 2010 - Blue Shell - Köln
14 May 2010 - Stadtgarten - Erfurt
15 May 2010 - 59 To 1 - München
5 June 2010 - Queen Elizabeth Stadium - Hong Kong

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Bio

Cocoon is a two-piece French band formed in 2006 by Mark Daumail (born 1984, composition, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, ukelele, banjo, beatbox, etc.) and Morgane Imbeaud (born 1987, vocal harmonies, keyboards, arrangements).

“I wanted it to be a male-female duet. A duo like the White Stripes are in rock — we wanted to be the equivalent in folk music,” Daumail says. Their songs are entirely sung in English. “French artists singing in English isn’t something new. It goes back to groups like Les Thugs and Syd Matters,” he remarks.

Daumail says he’s always been interested in folk music: “Basically, Cocoon’s musical inspiration goes all the way from groups like The Pentangle and Fairport Convention right through to the ‘new folk’ movement that surfaced around the beginning of 2000 with artists like CocoRosie, Devendra Banhart and Sufjan Stevens.”

In 2006, the pop / folk duet released its first EP, entitled I hate birds, and won the 2006 edition of the Big Jama regional contest. The following year, Cocoon was signed onto the French indie label Sober & Gentle. The band released a second EP, From Panda Mountains, followed by their first album, entitled My Friends All Died In A Plane Crash. The group won the CQFD music contest organized by the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles and performed in the new talent section of the rock music festivals Le Printemps de Bourges and Les Eurockéennes de Belfort.