Minitel Rose

Minitel Rose

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We do electro pop music. More info on biography.

Biography

Warning, this is gonna smash you up! Minitel Rose has been one of the best new comers in the electro pop French scene.
Right between 'Blue Monday' (1983) and 'Flashdance' (1984) and compare to bands such as Justice, Daft Punk, Minitel Rose's first record is a real dance music treasure for fans of modern pop music.
Clearly moving in the mid-eighties' imaginary, their compositions naturally took their place into the french crossover music nearby 'United' (2000) by Phoenix, Sexuality (2008) by Sebastien Tellier and even 'Discovery' (2001) by Daft Punk. Since their Buzz on myspace in 2008, MINITEL ROSE became a huge band in France.
Just before you even put the record on, the first thing you notice is the cover and all its meanings.
Firstly the band's name which refers to the old school french culture (Minitel), and to the way that people used to use it (Minitel Rose). Sex as the motor of human action.
Then you notice the name of the album, The French Machine, which helps us locating the band in an international viewpoint. And you can feel more of Walt Disney than Jean Paul Sartre getting out of this universe. Using English, they seem to be the perfect trendy froggies emerging from the Parisian scene, at least as American could imagine.
Then just add a relevant artwork (with the damaged corners of the cover like the record was really straight out of the 80s) between a Klaus Schulze in his pre-new wave moments and hard rock bands from the glam Californian era for the logo. Twisting Too Fast For Love by Mötley Crüe in a Second Rate way would have been perfect. But let's not pretend they need new suggestions, because they're far from missing it. And right after the visual effect, it's the concise and over-effective tracks that will kick you in the face. When I Was A Punk gets New Order and Metallica inspired synth riffs, getting around a real leitmotiv "It was Saturday night, and I was drunk".
More than a half of the album's tracks are real hits, with a precious voice between Dave and Dead Or Alive, getting Minitel Rose in a queer hype next to Xiu Xiu (Business Woman, Continue) and the low chorus reminding of the golden period of Depeche Mode (Elevator).
Soothed by hip hop recycling, they didn't keep much of the design, except a bit on Magic Powder on which they use a few electro-funk elements.
Something really new's happening in music these days, and it's from France.

Discography

Releases :
Continue EP (digital released) - Continue + Remix / 2009 FUTUR
French Machine (mini LP) - 7 tracks / 2008 FUTUR

French Machine is out now in Germany (Rough Trade) / UK (Souther records) / USA (Forced Exposure) / Australia (Stomp) / Denmark (VME) / Japan (This Times) / Italy (Family Affairs) / Spain (K Industria) / Beneleux (News)

Tracks on :
Night Drive with You remixes - Nightdrive with you remix / 2008 ESR
Ever Better / Continue / 2008 EMI
TRAX and Tsugi Sampler (musical newspaper)

Campus radio played "Magic powder", video clip of "Magic Powder" broadcast on MCM and MTV France

Set List

We play all the tracks of our first mini LP (7 tracks) and tracks of our forthcomming LP and we play cover from 90's dance hits to classical frenct touch songs, R&B top charts, it reallys depends of the gig. Time set is between 50 mn to one hour.