Arlt

NEWS


BIO

Arlt, the duo formed by Eloïse Decazes and Sing Sing, have been subverting the boundaries of French song for almost 15 years. The pair have performed all over France as well as numerous tours of UK, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, USA sharing stages, with Josephine Foster, Old Time Relijun, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Chris Cohen , Calvin Johnson, Eric Chenaux and The National. Today, Arlt releases ‘Turnetable’, their 6th Lp and their most youthful, riotous, uncanny and brazen effort to date – a collection of unruly, jury-rigged unhinged calypsos, ghostly blues and infectious love songs. Raspy rhythm guitars, minimalist keyboards, and bewitched cassette-players join forces with Bulbul Tarangs and concertinas – bending, droning and chipping the sound-world while the duet’s twin voices chant, hum  and unload in ag lowingly slap-stick quivering French. Arlt’s magnetic rive shows are like comical spirit summoning sessions, psychedelic odes to childhood, macabre parties with heart-wrenching melodies riddled with improvisation and serendipities.

Arlt is a duet and ‘Turnetable’ is their brand new record. A sparkling opus as disruptive as it is disrupted and wild.
The songs were constructed by Sing Sing, deconstructed by Eloïse Decazes, only to be rebuilt by the two with Ernest Bergez (Sourdure, Kaumwald, Orgue Agnès)
‘Turnetable’ was recorded in the living-room, the bedroom, the studio, at a neighbor’s house and in the backyard.
Inside-outside.
And it sounds like it.
The recording took place in the sloping scape of the town of Thiers, and ‘Turnetable’ is indeed a record full of slopes.
Yes: in ‘Turnetable’, lyrics, melodies and arrangements all wildly spin and slope. And the music will surely send you spinning and reeling and sloping all around in turn.
Ernest Bergez’ warm  and colorfully bouncing mix is a roomy 3D affair that leaves plenty of space for the listener to wander about.
In ‘Turnetable’, adventure calls you everywhere and opposites reconcile.
You can spot comedy and tragedy dancing hand in hand, the lyrical teasing the stunned, the delicate cozying up with the rough.
Turnetable’ is an experimental popular French song record crammed with lopsided hits.
Starting with Oh Bagnole, a number summoning Leadbelly (Where Did You Sleep Last Night?), Stephen King, traditional Neapolitan song, the Beach Boys (severed from  their harmonies) and contemporary R’n’B with its lush bass and stubborn violins.
Or Le Village, where a small organ flakes onto a distant loop before bobbing and demented brasses fire their magic all over the tune.
Because ‘Turnetable’ also welcomes new collaborators:
Jérémie Sauvage (France, Tanz Mein Herz), Gilles Poizat (Mazalda, Rev Galen, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp), Béatrice Terrasse (La Preyra).
Turnetable is an adventure record, a metamorphosis record, a sonic theater, a psychic instrument – the pair believe in this magic fiercely.
Incidentally, dead or alive, everyone will get their share of crazy fun in Turnetable’.
Because ‘Turnetable’ is all about that one monstrous, almost uncanny joy.
About belting out brand new stories. Shiny stories.
Yo! Aboule ta fraise Apocalypse !
Turnetable’ is starting Arlt over once more!

LINE-UP

Eloïse Decazes : voice, concertina, cassette recorder, small wind organ, bulbul tarang, keyboard
Sing Sing : voice, guitar

Co-production : Murailles Music, Hydrophone, Opéra Underground, the city of Thiers, with the support of DRAC Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes

LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

Promo : marc.chonier[at]gmail.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Turnetable!

    Objet Disque2022
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Soleil Enculé

    Soleil Enculé

    Objet Disque / Murailles Music2019
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Deableries

    Almost Musique2015
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Arlt & Thomas Bonvalet (Arlt)

    Almost Musique2014
    LP
  • Le Pistolet / Chien Mort Mi Amor

    Almost Musique2012
    7"
  • Feu La Figure

    Almost Musique2012
    CD / LP / Digital
  • La Langue

    Almost Musique2010
    CD / Digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 21/05/2022FranceLa Chaise-Dieu (43)Dans la forêtinfos
  • 20/05/2022FranceThiers (63)Le MétroFrelon Man (Dj Set) event
  • 05/02/2022France Dijon (21)La Péniche Cancale (ANNULÉ)infos event
  • 21/11/2021FranceLyon (69)Opéra Underground, dans le cadre de la Carte Blanche à Bertrand Belin & La FélineEskimo, François Virot, Chant d'Adieu infos event
  • 18/11/2021FranceChâteaudouble (26)concert secret
  • 14/11/2021FranceToulouse (31) concert secret
  • 12/11/2021FranceAssier (46)Caf'Caussinfos event
  • 16/10/2021FranceBlois (41)Chato'DoStranded Horseinfos event
  • 02/10/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)La Coopérative de MaiSourdure & les invité.e.s (quatuor : Amélie Pialoux, Elisa Trebouville et Wassim Halal)infos event
  • 27/09/2021FrancePays d'Apt (84)concert secret
  • 26/09/2021FranceEntrevennes (04)Le Pré Claux (orga. Commune Oreille)~grand·huit=♡infos event
  • 25/09/2021FranceMontpellier (34)Festival Les Internationales de la Guitare, " Les 24h Dément(es) ", La Panacée en extérieurinfos event
  • 24/09/2021FranceMarseille (13)Datainfos event
  • 04/07/2021FranceThiers (63)« Destination Thiers », Place Antonin Chastelinfos event
  • 16/04/2021FranceSaint-Martin-de-Seignanx (40)Camiade via Catach (ANNULÉ)infos
  • 20/11/2020FranceBrest (29)Le Festival Invisible, La Carène (ANNULÉ)Anthony Laguerre (création) et G.W. Sok, Eric Thomas et Jean-Michel Piresinfos event
  • 17/10/2020FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)La Tôlerieinfos event
  • 16/10/2020FranceAvignon (84)La Discrète Music (ANNULÉ) event
  • 15/10/2020FranceForcalquier (04)lieu secret via Commune Oreille (ANNULÉ) event
  • 14/10/2020FranceDrôme (26)lieu secret (informations sur demande) (ANNULÉ)
  • 20/09/2020FranceAlbi (81)Centre d'Art le Lait, Cour de l’Hôtel Rochegudeinfos event
  • 19/09/2020FranceConcots (46) Bois de La Logetteinfos event
  • 17/09/2020FranceNiort (79)Nano- Festival #4 de la Dynamo, au jardin event
  • 15/09/2020FranceParis (75)Petit Bain, rooftop Murailles Music (dj-set)infos event
  • 05/09/2020FranceSaint-Jean-des-Ollières (63)La Garde Nord
  • 10/07/2020SuisseLausanne (CH)Aux confins de la Citéinfos event
  • 23/04/2020FranceToulouse (31)DAda (ANNULÉ)Ad Libidom event
  • 18/04/2020FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)La Tôlerie (ANNULÉ)Marion Cousin & Kaumwaldinfos event
  • 16/04/2020FranceNiort (79)La Dynamo Festival, Dyn'Appart (ANNULÉ) event
  • 15/04/2020FranceParis (75)Espace B (ANNULÉ)Soirée Objet Disque : Grand Veymont, Fabio Viscgliosi infos
  • 25/02/2020Grande-BretagneLondres (UK)Music Rendez-Vous, médiathèque de l'Institut Français infos event
  • 16/02/2020BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)Le BrassGuillaume Maupin & Marceau Portroninfos event
  • 12/02/2020SuisseGenève (CH)Cave12infos event
  • 13/12/2019FranceLaval (53)Le 6PAR4Brigitte Fontaineinfos event
  • 10/12/2019FranceParisMaison de la PoésieEmmanuelle Lambertinfos
  • 05/12/2019FranceParis (75)Casino de ParisBertrand Belininfos event
  • 29/11/2019FranceVaulx-En-Velin (69)Grrrnd Zero / GZ Anniversaire 15 ansDeux Boules Vanille, Pneu, Rastrejoinfos event
  • 28/11/2019FranceParis (75)Petit Bain - release party 'Soleil Enculé'Powerdoveinfos event
  • 27/11/2019FranceLille (59)La Bulle CaféLes Hommes-Boîtes event
  • 21/11/2019FranceNantes (44)Pôle Étudiant / Université de NantesJessica Ekomane, Bacchantesinfos event
  • 14/11/2019FranceThiers (63)Le MétroBazar Laqué event
  • 28/06/2019FranceParisFestival Tremble Parlure, Pan Piper (QUATUOR)Lucas Ravinale et Loup Uberto, Hervé Bouchard (Lecture) event
  • 06/12/2018FranceParisEspace en coursinfos event
  • 06/04/2018FranceFécamp (76)Théâtre Le Passageinfos event
  • 04/04/2018FranceNantesStereolux (ANNULÉ)Dominique Ainfos event
  • 13/01/2018FranceNantesLe lieu uniqueThe Recyclers, Areski Belkacem, Borja Flames, Marion Cousininfos event
  • 15/06/2017FranceMontreuilFestival TaParole, Les Instants ChavirésBégayerinfos event
  • 04/02/2017FranceParisMaison de la Poésie - Scène litteraireArno Callejainfos event
  • 27/01/2017FranceVilleneuve d'AscqLa Ferme d'en Haut-Fabrique culturelleinfos event
  • 19/11/2016FranceToulouseThéâtre GaronneFrance, Puech/Gourdon, Fête Souterraineinfos
  • 18/11/2016SuisseLausanneLe BourgNorberto Loboinfos
  • 17/11/2016FranceLyonLe SonicTroy Von Balthazar event
  • 16/11/2016FranceGenèveCave 12Norberto Loboinfos
  • 15/11/2016BelgiqueBruxellesLabokubeJosephine Foster
  • 06/11/2016FranceParisLe Point Éphémère - Festival WorldStock #4, Fête SouterraineLa Tène et le duo Puech/Gourdoninfos event
  • 30/09/2016Grande-BretagneBrighton (UK)Festival Déjà Vu infos event
  • 23/09/2016Grande-BretagneLiverpool (Uk)Liverpool Psych Festfêtes souterrainesinfos
  • 17/09/2016SuisseMonthey (Suisse)Festival Hik et Nunk - Carte Blanche au Lieu UniqueSarah Maison, Chevalrexinfos event
  • 10/08/2016FranceMens (38)Festival Mens Alors (TRIO)
  • 23/07/2016DanemarkSønderho (Dk)Fanø Free Folk FestivalJosephine Foster, Victor Herrero event
  • 03/06/2016FranceParisMaison de la Poésie (DUO)les élèves du collège Anatole-France de Pavillons-sous-Boisinfos
  • 28/05/2016FranceRouenFestival Rush, Presqu'île RolletKaterine, The Limiñanas, Eddy Crampes, Eric Chenaux, Nord, Thee Verduns...infos event
  • 29/04/2016FranceToulouseLes Pavillons SauvagesChevalrex, Thomas Pradier
  • 27/04/2016FranceLyonLe Périscope (QUATUOR)Yann Gourdoninfos
  • 26/04/2016FranceParisLe Petit Bain (QUATUOR)Rev Galen, Catherine Hersheyinfos event
  • 25/04/2016FranceRennesLe Terminus (QUATUOR) event
  • 24/04/2016FranceMettray (37)La Barre (QUATUOR) event
  • 23/04/2016FranceDijonLe Consortium (QUATUOR)Will Guthrieinfos
  • 22/04/2016FranceBricquebec (50)Le Reaume (QUATUOR)L'Ocelle Mare event
  • 21/04/2016FranceSaint-NazaireAtelier d'Isabelle Legrand (QUATUOR)Borja Flames Quatuor
  • 19/04/2016FranceLannion (22)Le Carré Magique (DUO)Bertrand Belininfos
  • 05/03/2016FranceSaint-EtienneLe 17 (TRIO)Yann Gourdon event
  • 04/03/2016FranceLe Rouget (15)Festival Hibernarock, salle polyvalente (TRIO)Bertrand Belininfos
  • 03/03/2016FranceOrléansL'Astrolabe (TRIO)Bertrand Belininfos event
  • 11/02/2016FranceParisLe CentquatreStranded Horse (sextet)infos event
  • 05/02/2016FranceSaint-Ouen (93)Espace 1789Bertrand Belininfos
  • 16/01/2016FranceBrestLa CarèneSourdure, Centre du Monde
  • 05/12/2015FranceLa Glacerie (50)Théâtre des MiroirsTraditional Monsters, Alahuta, Femelle Femelle event
  • 02/12/2015FrancePoitiersLe Confort ModerneBertrand Belininfos event
  • 21/11/2015FranceNantesLe Lieu UniqueSilvain Vanot, Julien Orso Jesenskainfos event
  • 19/11/2015FranceAllonnes (72)Salle Jean CarmetSilvain Vanot, Julien Orso Jesenskainfos event
  • 17/11/2015FranceParisLe Divan du MondeSourdureinfos event
  • 14/11/2015FranceLyonLe SonicGammy Bird event
  • 13/11/2015FranceGrenobleLa BobineJozef Van Wisseminfos event
  • 12/11/2015FranceChalon-sur-SaôneLa Pénicheinfos event
  • 11/11/2015FranceReimsLe Floor de la Cartonnerieinfos event
  • 10/11/2015FranceJoué-lès-ToursLe Temps MachineEric Chenauxinfos event
  • 28/10/2015FranceLilleLa MalterieCalvin Johnsoninfos event
  • 27/10/2015BelgiqueBruxelles (Be)La Maison des MusiquesCalvin Johnsoninfos
  • 25/10/2015FranceParisL'Espace en CoursCalvin Johnson
  • 24/10/2015FranceParisL'Espace en CoursCalvin Johnson event
  • 10/10/2015FranceVaulx-en-Velin (69)STRN Fest, Centre Culturel Charlie ChaplinForever Pavot, Julien Gascinfos event
  • 19/09/2015FranceToulonFestival Constellations, Tour Royaleinfos
  • 11/06/2015FranceParisFête de la Goutte d'Or, Olympic CaféMaud Octallinn, Fantômeinfos event
  • 16/05/2015FranceBergesserin (71)Festival Pépète Lumière, ChapiteauMâalem Bampotsinfos
  • 06/05/2015FranceChabeuil (26)Festival Rencontres entre les Mondes, Centre Culturelinfos event
  • 18/01/2015FranceParisFestival Souterraine, l'Olympic CaféChevalrex, Sourdure, Le Bâtimentinfos event
  • 09/10/2014FranceParisLe Monte en l'AirMarion Balacinfos event
  • 15/03/2014FranceVincennesMédiathèque Cœur de villeinfos
  • 02/02/2014FranceRennesChamps Libresinfos
  • 11/01/2014FranceArgenteuilLa cave dimièreStranded Horseinfos
  • 30/11/2013FranceParisle Treize event
  • 20/10/2013FranceMarseilleLes Demoiselles du Cinqinfos
  • 19/10/2013FranceHyèresFestival des Musiques Insolentes - Théâtre Denis Electric Pop Art Ensembleinfos
  • 18/10/2013FranceAvignonConcert en appartement
  • 17/10/2013FrancePauFestival ' Le Grain De La Voix' - Casino de Pauinfos
  • 16/10/2013FranceParisCentre Culturel Suisseinfos
  • 27/09/2013FranceParis ( Porte des Lilas )Cirque Electrique event
  • 14/09/2013FranceOrléans Salle de l'Institut
  • 20/06/2013FranceParisEglise St Eustacheavec la participation de Thomas Bonvalet event
  • 10/05/2013FranceParisLes VoutesSupremes Dicks (us), Eric Chenaux (can)infos event
  • 29/03/2013FranceAllonnesLa Péniche Excelsior infos event
  • 23/03/2013FranceBrestLa CarèneFrançoiz Breutinfos event
  • 21/03/2013FranceNiortFestival Nouvelles Scènes, Le Temple barinfos
  • 15/03/2013PortugalLisbon (PT)Galeria Zé dos BoisFilipe Felizardo, Syracuse Earinfos event
  • 22/02/2013FranceNantesLe Lieu UniqueChassol, Neil Halstead, Inrocks Steady Crew (djs)infos
  • 20/02/2013FranceMontpellierFestival 100% - Le Black Sheepinfos
  • 19/02/2013FranceToulouseLes Pavillons SauvagesEddy Crampes event
  • 18/02/2013FranceClermont-FerrandL'Atelier jauneinfos
  • 13/02/2013FranceParisGalerie PernelleMaher Shalal Hash Baz + Le Ton Mitéinfos event
  • 07/02/2013FranceArrasSalle André ReybazDominique Ainfos event
  • 03/02/2013FranceDijonLa Péniche Cancaleinfos
  • 02/02/2013FranceFontaineLa SourceDominique Ainfos event
  • 01/02/2013FranceLyonGrrrnd ZeroHappy Churchinfos
  • 09/12/2012LilleLa Pénicheinfos event
  • 02/12/2012ParisLe Point Éphémèreinfos

events

NEWS

BIO

Arlt, the duo formed by Eloïse Decazes and Sing Sing, have been subverting the boundaries of French song for almost 15 years. The pair have performed all over France as well as numerous tours of UK, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, USA sharing stages, with Josephine Foster, Old Time Relijun, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Chris Cohen , Calvin Johnson, Eric Chenaux and The National. Today, Arlt releases ‘Turnetable’, their 6th Lp and their most youthful, riotous, uncanny and brazen effort to date – a collection of unruly, jury-rigged unhinged calypsos, ghostly blues and infectious love songs. Raspy rhythm guitars, minimalist keyboards, and bewitched cassette-players join forces with Bulbul Tarangs and concertinas – bending, droning and chipping the sound-world while the duet’s twin voices chant, hum  and unload in ag lowingly slap-stick quivering French. Arlt’s magnetic rive shows are like comical spirit summoning sessions, psychedelic odes to childhood, macabre parties with heart-wrenching melodies riddled with improvisation and serendipities.

Arlt is a duet and ‘Turnetable’ is their brand new record. A sparkling opus as disruptive as it is disrupted and wild.
The songs were constructed by Sing Sing, deconstructed by Eloïse Decazes, only to be rebuilt by the two with Ernest Bergez (Sourdure, Kaumwald, Orgue Agnès)
‘Turnetable’ was recorded in the living-room, the bedroom, the studio, at a neighbor’s house and in the backyard.
Inside-outside.
And it sounds like it.
The recording took place in the sloping scape of the town of Thiers, and ‘Turnetable’ is indeed a record full of slopes.
Yes: in ‘Turnetable’, lyrics, melodies and arrangements all wildly spin and slope. And the music will surely send you spinning and reeling and sloping all around in turn.
Ernest Bergez’ warm  and colorfully bouncing mix is a roomy 3D affair that leaves plenty of space for the listener to wander about.
In ‘Turnetable’, adventure calls you everywhere and opposites reconcile.
You can spot comedy and tragedy dancing hand in hand, the lyrical teasing the stunned, the delicate cozying up with the rough.
Turnetable’ is an experimental popular French song record crammed with lopsided hits.
Starting with Oh Bagnole, a number summoning Leadbelly (Where Did You Sleep Last Night?), Stephen King, traditional Neapolitan song, the Beach Boys (severed from  their harmonies) and contemporary R’n’B with its lush bass and stubborn violins.
Or Le Village, where a small organ flakes onto a distant loop before bobbing and demented brasses fire their magic all over the tune.
Because ‘Turnetable’ also welcomes new collaborators:
Jérémie Sauvage (France, Tanz Mein Herz), Gilles Poizat (Mazalda, Rev Galen, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp), Béatrice Terrasse (La Preyra).
Turnetable is an adventure record, a metamorphosis record, a sonic theater, a psychic instrument – the pair believe in this magic fiercely.
Incidentally, dead or alive, everyone will get their share of crazy fun in Turnetable’.
Because ‘Turnetable’ is all about that one monstrous, almost uncanny joy.
About belting out brand new stories. Shiny stories.
Yo! Aboule ta fraise Apocalypse !
Turnetable’ is starting Arlt over once more!

LINE-UP

Eloïse Decazes : voice, concertina, cassette recorder, small wind organ, bulbul tarang, keyboard
Sing Sing : voice, guitar

Co-production : Murailles Music, Hydrophone, Opéra Underground, the city of Thiers, with the support of DRAC Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Turnetable!

    Objet Disque2022
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Soleil Enculé

    Soleil Enculé

    Objet Disque / Murailles Music2019
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Deableries

    Almost Musique2015
    CD / LP / Digital
    Buy
  • Arlt & Thomas Bonvalet (Arlt)

    Almost Musique2014
    LP
  • Le Pistolet / Chien Mort Mi Amor

    Almost Musique2012
    7"
  • Feu La Figure

    Almost Musique2012
    CD / LP / Digital
  • La Langue

    Almost Musique2010
    CD / Digital

CONTACT

Booking : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

Promo : marc.chonier[at]gmail.com