Tag: Au Revoir Simone

Live: Au Revoir Simone @ The Scala

Scala or ‘The Scala’ as I was recently corrected is not a welcoming venue. The stairs, railings and the DJ cage are all more than a little oppressive. Au Revoir Simone by contrast are in essence a simple trio of…

Brian’s Mixtape #20: The Big Freeze

Brr… it’s cold. Being a sensible sort of chap, Brian’s not going outside until all this horrid weather is over. You might think it’s better for owls, what with their ability to fly and all, but our poor mixtape maker faces the daily threat of having his wings frozen together and falling from the sky. Plop. Quite apart from being sore, it’d be awfully undignified, and Brian has a reputation to protect.

Instead he’s going to stay in with a delicious bowl of mouse soup and listen to the lovely tunes he’s cobbled together. Some about the cold and a couple that are just songs he’s discovered and loves.

Brian’s Mixtape #18: Christmas is Coming

We’ve held him back as long as we could, but the Christmas spirit’s fit ready to burst out of old Brian now and the first (of many) Christmas playlists is ready to go.  He’s been working on them since May,…

FFS Exclusive competition: Win a T-shirt designed by Rilo Kiley, New Pornographers, Bon Iver and more

For Folk’s Sake have teamed up with Yellow Bird, which asks indie artists to design t-shirts for charity, to offer two FFS readers the chance to win a t-shirt by their chosen band.

Artists involved in the project include Bon Iver, The New Pornographers, The Magic Numbers, The Shins and Au Revoir Simone.

Album Review: Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light

Au Revoir Simone. Super Mario. Two seemingly unrelated phrases. However, ever since the bouncy Casio stylings of the band’s first album, I’ve always connected the two. Now, their latest release has ditched the Italian plumber soundtrack for something dreamier and just slightly ominous.

Single Review: Au Revoir Simone – Shadows

Au Revoir Simone’s new single is many things; a massive change of direction it is not.

Nevertheless, this product of their precise, understated disco pop machine proves more than impressive. The sinister, hypnotic background bass and darting keyboards which urgently drive Shadows notably set the scene, while effortless vocals drift eerily over the top.

Au Revoir Simone’s Bird of Music remixed, covered by Slow Club

A remixed version of New York keyboardists Au Revoir Simone’s debut LP The Bird of Music will be released on November 11th.

The new album, entitled Reverse Migration, features a cover of The Lucky One by For Folk’s Sake darlings Slow Club alongside remixes by Jean-Benoît Dunckel of Air and Keith Murray from We Are Scientists. It will be released by Au Revoir Simone’s own label: Our Secret Recording Company.

Au Revoir Simone

Au Revoir Simone: are specialists in bringing out the heart from within the machine, conjuring a gorgeous, child-like effervescence via pieces of plastic, metal and wire. And while their music is created through the medium of electronics, their songs resonate…