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Mar
21
Shoefiti @ El Chicho

Bordeaux, None, France

Bordeaux, None, France

Feb
20
Shoefiti @ le divan du monde

Paris, None, France

Paris, None, France

Feb
17
Shoefiti @ La Fabrique Ephemere des Balades Sonores, 60 Rue Quincampoix

Paris, None, France

Paris, None, France

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Press


- Those are good songs!
Troy Von Balthazar (July 6th, 2012 - Chokebore)

- The music sounds great, dreamy. Well captured and recorded (obviously). Keep up the good work.
Jake Moris (Septembre 12th, 2012 – drummer for Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, leader of Portland based band Street Nights)

- This Shoefiti is cool! I don't know why but I was expecting it to be acoustic. It's actually a lot more Pavement than Smog!! Anyway, thanks for the link, the drawings are beautiful too.
Frànçois Marry (October 22nd, 2012 – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains)


- INTERVIEW on ZIKCARD.COM by Solène: http://zikcard.com/actu/article/shoefiti-interview
"2012 will end for me with Shoefiti's album Only Mountains Never Meet! A delicious mix of rock, folk and ballads charged with emotions and poetry. In short, a beautiful find and a real highlight! Henri, without whom Shoefiti would not exist, shares his adventures with us. Meet a passionate, motivated artist who coherently realises his musical environment..."

- A beautiful project presenting a folk and dreamlike universe push at its maximum as much on the musical side, that is excellent, than on the aesthetics side (…) and the cover is very stylized. A very personal album.
FAR Radio (www.far-radio.com) on december the12th 2012, before airing Nothing Changes


- Shoefiti delivers a fine and skilfully created debut album with Only Mountains Never Meet and unveils noble and refined ambiances, in which the songwriting has not been rushed or constrained.
You listen and become silent (...) The ambiance takes off like a blow from gravity (…) shattered riffs (…) melancholic and deliciously progressive (…) a polished produced album.
The excellent "1989" – that does more than just tell you about that year but also references the best indie music offerings of the era from Pavement to Nirvana – and the sublime "Mr Sleeping Bag Man" where the piano invites the emotion into the heart of Shoefiti's songwriting. DO NOT miss this great album.
Fred Lombard for Indiemusic.fr (Octobre 21st, 2012 - http://www.indiemusic.fr/2012/10/21/shoefiti-only-mountains-never-meet)

- A good starting point for "Only Mountains Never Meet" that belies its title by organizing the meeting between Chokebore, John Lennon and Yo La Tengo. (…) A lighter A-side and a more tormented B-side, the album reflects its vinyl cut like the great times of psychedelic rock. The intense "Nothing Changes" have you listen to a crescendo as dense as it is dazzling.
(…) A summit of electrical melancholy worthy of Elliott Smith, from the height of its ethereal harmonies and uncluttered riff. Insistent Americana (…) hallucinating vocal melody (…) drugged accents of grandeur (…) contrasting lucid piano and fuzzy implosions (…) glorious Stone-Rosian excesses (…) earthy groove.
The tracks are underpinned by the same hazy guitar vibrato which guides and intensities the journey back and forth between dream and reality.
These last songs will only put the final nail in the coffin to convince you of the tangible potential of Shoefiti and, particularly, this debut that we will find as difficult to label as it is easy to listen to… over and over again.
Rabbit In Your Headlights (Sebastien) for Indie Rock Mag (October 27th, 2012 - http://www.indierockmag.com/article20492.html)

- On NOTHING CHANGES, song selected to feature on the compilation "we are indie XIII" from Indiemusic.fr :
Shoefiti attracts us like a magnet with its misleading riffs which first give the impression of calm before taking us down into incisive and possessed rock (…)
Indiemusic.fr (November 13th, 2012 - http://www.indiemusic.fr/we-are-indie/we-are-indie-13)

- (…) Between folk and rock, but always with a very dominant colour that reminds us of nineties' indie (…) Henri offers up songs that are curiously wonky yet always delicately held together, revealing the details that contribute to their greatness. Delicious pop intonations but also more noisy colours, a firm rock seal (…), Shoefiti doesn't ask questions and goes forward as it pleases, using a voice that finds itself without having to look and offering songs like we make too little of these days: ubiquitous gentleness (…) complex versatility (…) memorable tunes (…) some more tempered parts (…) to finally be completely thrilled by the album!
Fred Delforge for Zicazic (September 29th, 2012 - http://www.zicazic.com/zicazine/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=9842)

- This first album that will amaze many. Henri d'Armancourt develops his most personal project. A moving project, convinced and convincing since the album was funded by Internet users.
Espace B (September 18th, 2012 - http://www.indiemusic.fr/2012/09/18/deep-time-dad-rocks-espace-b)
- Artists, radios, webzines


- Those are good songs!
Troy Von Balthazar (July 6th, 2012 - Chokebore)

- The music sounds great, dreamy. Well captured and recorded (obviously). Keep up the good work.
Jake Moris (Septembre 12th, 2012 – drummer for Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, leader of Portland based band Street Nights)

- This Shoefiti is cool! I don't know why but I was expecting it to be acoustic. It's actually a lot more Pavement than Smog!! Anyway, thanks for the link, the drawings are beautiful too.
Frànçois Marry (October 22nd, 2012 – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains)


- INTERVIEW on ZIKCARD.COM by Solène: http://zikcard.com/actu/article/shoefiti-interview
"2012 will end for me with Shoefiti's album Only Mountains Never Meet! A delicious mix of rock, folk and ballads charged with emotions and poetry. In short, a beautiful find and a real highlight! Henri, without whom Shoefiti would not exist, shares his adventures with us. Meet a passionate, motivated artist who coherently realises his musical environment..."

- A beautiful project presenting a folk and dreamlike universe push at its maximum as much on the musical side, that is excellent, than on the aesthetics side (…) and the cover is very stylized. A very personal album.
FAR Radio (www.far-radio.com) on december the12th 2012, before airing Nothing Changes


- Shoefiti delivers a fine and skilfully created debut album with Only Mountains Never Meet and unveils noble and refined ambiances, in which the songwriting has not been rushed or constrained.
You listen and become silent (...) The ambiance takes off like a blow from gravity (…) shattered riffs (…) melancholic and deliciously progressive (…) a polished produced album.
The excellent "1989" – that does more than just tell you about that year but also references the best indie music offerings of the era from Pavement to Nirvana – and the sublime "Mr Sleeping Bag Man" where the piano invites the emotion into the heart of Shoefiti's songwriting. DO NOT miss this great album.
Fred Lombard for Indiemusic.fr (Octobre 21st, 2012 - http://www.indiemusic.fr/2012/10/21/shoefiti-only-mountains-never-meet)

- A good starting point for "Only Mountains Never Meet" that belies its title by organizing the meeting between Chokebore, John Lennon and Yo La Tengo. (…) A lighter A-side and a more tormented B-side, the album reflects its vinyl cut like the great times of psychedelic rock. The intense "Nothing Changes" have you listen to a crescendo as dense as it is dazzling.
(…) A summit of electrical melancholy worthy of Elliott Smith, from the height of its ethereal harmonies and uncluttered riff. Insistent Americana (…) hallucinating vocal melody (…) drugged accents of grandeur (…) contrasting lucid piano and fuzzy implosions (…) glorious Stone-Rosian excesses (…) earthy groove.
The tracks are underpinned by the same hazy guitar vibrato which guides and intensities the journey back and forth between dream and reality.
These last songs will only put the final nail in the coffin to convince you of the tangible potential of Shoefiti and, particularly, this debut that we will find as difficult to label as it is easy to listen to… over and over again.
Rabbit In Your Headlights (Sebastien) for Indie Rock Mag (October 27th, 2012 - http://www.indierockmag.com/article20492.html)

- On NOTHING CHANGES, song selected to feature on the compilation "we are indie XIII" from Indiemusic.fr :
Shoefiti attracts us like a magnet with its misleading riffs which first give the impression of calm before taking us down into incisive and possessed rock (…)
Indiemusic.fr (November 13th, 2012 - http://www.indiemusic.fr/we-are-indie/we-are-indie-13)

- (…) Between folk and rock, but always with a very dominant colour that reminds us of nineties' indie (…) Henri offers up songs that are curiously wonky yet always delicately held together, revealing the details that contribute to their greatness. Delicious pop intonations but also more noisy colours, a firm rock seal (…), Shoefiti doesn't ask questions and goes forward as it pleases, using a voice that finds itself without having to look and offering songs like we make too little of these days: ubiquitous gentleness (…) complex versatility (…) memorable tunes (…) some more tempered parts (…) to finally be completely thrilled by the album!
Fred Delforge for Zicazic (September 29th, 2012 - http://www.zicazic.com/zicazine/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=9842)

- This first album that will amaze many. Henri d'Armancourt develops his most personal project. A moving project, convinced and convincing since the album was funded by Internet users.
Espace B (September 18th, 2012 - http://www.indiemusic.fr/2012/09/18/deep-time-dad-rocks-espace-b)
- Artists, radios, webzines


Discography

- Only Mountains Never Meet (2012): streamed on Deezer, Spotify, iTunes, Youtube...
- Live on the Road (2009): live album recorded in the wild during a road trip across the USA.

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Bio

"Despite creating a subtle atmosphere with swimming pools, school holidays and romance lost there is an inspiring level of depth to Shoefiti's sound. In Mountains Never Meet a gentle nostalgic light is cast over a summer past. Through the delicate layers and curious soundscapes of the past you are still left with a strong feeling of hope for the future."
- Louise Thomas

The aim of Shoefiti is to make beautiful music even though we're not virtuosos. We play and compose with a lot of attention within our own personal clumsy style. We like the idea that there might be something charming or moving in what we do because we do it with heart and commitment.

Live, we like to change some songs and surprise the public by interacting with them. The sound is grittier, noisier and sloppier than on the album but in a good way. We don't like how some bands sometimes get trapped in their drum machines and want to be able to change things on the go, depending on the mood, the audience or the weather.