Welcome to this new episode of IndieRE, the show that introduces you to emerging music across Europe. Today, we have a special slot from Radio Pulsar. Based in Poitiers, it's a part of the Radio Campus France network. Thanks to RIM (the network of independent music in Nouvelle Aquitaine), Radio Pulsar was able to meet several regional artists. For its latest edition, Forma, the Forum of contemporary music of the RIM, a meeting for musicians and actors of current music in the South-West of France, were united in a recognized concert hall, the Confort Moderne in Poitiers. We were able to interview five singers and music groups of a variety of musical styles: punk, pop, electro, rap and French songs. During an hour we'll take you on a journey of discovering the diversity of modern music from our region.
It's with Phaon that we open the ball. The quartet has already been spotted at a regional showcase. Phaon boasts an 80s pop influence and dark lyrics. With her blue wig and her red dress, Electrik Girl does not go unnoticed! She got into music late on with the key motivation – make people dance! And if in passing she can slip in a militant message or two... Through his soft voice, Vahan assumes his weaknesses. Vahan's music emphasises the key questions of our time such as gender and smartphone addiction… The Skivers group was created by twin brothers who knew how to surround themselves with the right people. They claim punk as being – a state of mind, or even an art of living. In the company of the last artist of this show, we go into the world of rap this time with Neilhuj. He is far from being a beginner in the industry, however with this new project, he explains that it is as if he were rediscovering himself.
FEATURED ARTISTS, PRODUCERS AND LABELS:
Phaon: facebook | instagram | spotify
Elektrik Girl: facebook | bandcamp
Vahan: instagram | youtube
Skivers: facebook | instagram | youtube | spotify
Neilhuj: instagram | spotify
Structures mentioned in the interviews Confort Moderne, Poitiers | RIM, Nouvelle Aquitaine | Botanique, Brussels | Inouïes du Printemps de Bourges
Phaon – Lidice
Elektrik Girl – Consentement
Vahan – Sans Téléphone
Skivers – Brothers
Neilhuj – Laissons Laissons
Produced by Radio Pulsar as part of Campus FM, Toulouse.
Prepared, announced and mixed by Yann Suraud, Emma Crews, Andrew Menzies and Anaïs Greusard.
Design by Jure Anžiček.