MONTAGE POPULAIRE

MONTAGE POPULAIRE

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Biography

Montage Populaire are an experimental pop-/electronic/indie band based in Southampton, UK.
The band's early self-produced demo 'Mon Pop' made no.67 in Artrocker's records of 2009 (before the band was complete), it was the only 'demo' to be included in the list.
Since their first show in early 2010 they've toured France, received continued airplay on NME radio in UK & N.Y.C, made the final 11 bands in the final of the Q Magazine/Glastonbury EMT competition to play Glastonbury, recorded sessions at RAK studios, had a demo licensed by Dorothy Perkins for a fashion campaign video and attracted increasing industry/management/label interest.
The band's final demo of 2010 'Reject Reinstall', made no.3 on Gill Mills' (NME) 'Best Of Myspace' (the second time the band had a song featured during 2010).
Montage Populaire are currently playing shows across the UK & finishing work on their self-produced debut EP, due for release early 2011.

PRESS

Artrocker
“Montage Populaire’s demo is an inventive, eclectic affair. A DIY gem, swinging from frisky indie pop (Break up the band) to the Super Furries / Roxy Musicisms of the track we have for you to download. It’s all good though - really excellent mish-mash songwriting a la Fiery Furnaces with no irritating bits.”

Kill Em All
“Montage Populaire are barely out of their factory seal but already show tonnes of promise. There’s a million and one influences in there, most notably the slightly off-centre songwriting of The Beta Band, Mystery Jets and The Cure. This track just made my day a hell of a lot better.”

Q Magazine
"Sounding like the result of ingesting a huge record collection in one sitting, Southampton's Montage Populaire are ambitious songwriters whose sharp verse/chorus constructions are littered with arty twists that offer snatches of Bowie, Los Campensinos and early Blur high on Syd Barrett."