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A sexual and nasal voice gasping on sharp riffs. It smells like sweat, wild swaggers, leather and alcohol. Between the Rolling Stones and groovy Glam.

1994 is a nervous disco-rock hit. Any resistance is here worthless.

[Fr]
Une voix nasillarde et sexuelle, haletant sur des riffs affutes. Ca sent la sueur, les dehanches sauvages, le cuir et l'alcool. Entre Rolling Stones et Glam ondulatoire.

1994 tube disco-rock nerveux. Toute resistance est inutile. - Rolling Stone Magazine


[...] A great combination of the B52's and the Rolling Stones. Dressed for sucess, Playground? Why not... Lead by excentric lead singer/lyricist, dropdead gorgeous, Firouz Farman, and perfectionist guitarist/composer Dino Trifunovic, Playground smells like rock n roll. In record label talk, that would mean that the band got potential. The bashing entrance of these strong headed boys into the French musical landscape is most exciting and might be the beginning of a new rock sound in France.

[Fr]
[...] Croisement genial entre les B52's et les Rolling Stones. Destine au succes, Playground? Pourquoi pas... Mene par un chanteur-auteur excentrique, beau a faire tourner les tetes, Firouz Farman, et un guitariste compositeur jusquau-boutiste, Dino Trifunovic, Playground sent a plein nez l'imagerie rock: soit une pincee de soufre et une bonne goulee de Jack Daniels. Pour parler le langage des maisons de disques, on dira de ce groupe qu'il a du potentiel.
L'arrivee tonitruante de ces fortes tetes dans le paysage musical francais est des plus rejouissantes, car annonciatrice d'une vague rock qui risque - enfin - d'irriguer nos cotes. - Les Inrockuptibles


A pure journey into the swinging London of the 60's. This is exactly what offers this rock group that obviously knows everything about rock n' roll.

[Fr]
Un pur voyage dans le swinging London des annees 60. Voila ce que propose ce groupe qui a decidemment tout compris aux vertus curatives du rock n' roll.
- Rock Sound Mag


[...] Brilliant, crystal-clear serie of songs with a rare elegance.
[...] this excellent first album gives Playground a to-die-for status of a Frenchy Supergrass.

[Fr]
[...] une serie de compositions brillantes, limpides, d'une rare elegance.
[...] cet excellent premier album assure a Playground un statut enviable de Supergrass frenchy. - Rock & Folk


Playground invades the Hexagone with a dirty and sweaty rock n' roll. [...] What's your game looks perfect. [...] You can bet your old 501s and Converse shows on Playground: it's good shit.

[Fr]
L'Hexagone se met a l'heure du rock n' roll crade et suant avec Playground. [...] What's your game s'annonce imparable. [...] On peut miser son vieux 501 et ses Converse sur Playground: c'est du bon. - Rock One


Listening to Playground's first album is quite strange. [...] Nothing to say, impossible to skip any track, whether it's the perfect rock anthem (Performer) or the most instrumental/experimental tune (Rollercoaster), Playground throws in a furious and hard-on disc. Sublime and timeless, Playground rocks!

[Fr]
Quelle etrange ecoute que l'ecoute de ce premier album de Playground. [...] Rien a redire, aucun morceau n'est a jeter, que ce soit l'hymne rock parfait (Performer) ou le morceau le plus instrumento-experimental (Rollercoaster), Playground accouche d'un disque furieux et bandant. Sublime et intemporel, Playground rocks! - Rock Mag


The rock band of the troubadours Firouz Farman and Dino Trifunovic has got some real style. [...] What's your game sounds like a great promise. [...] Something to absolutely listen to, quickly.

[Fr]
Le rock band des troubadours Firouz Farman et Dino Trifunovic a vraiment du style. [...] What's your game resonne comme une grande promesse. [...] Une galette a ecouter absolument sans tarder. - Batterie Mag


The French connection: Don Nino, Playground and Daft Punk have made their mark across the Channel. - Music Week - MIDEM 2005


Discography

EP:
- Hurt (2003)
Single:
- 1994 (2004)
Album:
- What's your game (2004)

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PlayGround's first album What's your game(Catalogue Records/Wagram) was recorded by Daniel Presley in Paris (The Breeders) and produced/mixed in London by Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo). It was released in France in October 2004. It got acclaimed by national press mostly thanks to the dancefloor/rock hit 1994. The band went on touring nationwide and scored multiple important event such as the Inrockuptible Tour 2004, Midem 2005 (Live upstairs in partnership with Sonicbids), and the What's your Game Tour 2005. Furthermore, PlayGround opened for bands such as The Datsuns, The Rasmus, Morphine, Him. On the international scene, they performed at the CMJ Festival 2004 in NYC, and toured in the UK, including with Allan Mc Gee at his Death Disco Mayhem party. PlayGround's second album is currently being mixed in Paris and London. Dino Trifunovic (composer/guitar) and Firouz Farman (vocals/lyrics), composers and founders of the band broadened their influences, inviting the 80s & Electronica into their Classic Rock sound.