Michel Cloup Duo

Michel Cloup Duo

Discography

 

It is already two years since the release of the vinyl single J'ai Peur de Nous signalled the return of Michel Cloup as part of a duo with Patrice Cartier following the release of Notre Silence a couple of years earlier. “When I started this project, I wanted to get back to basics - a song, a guitar, voice and drums. And also to be able to play on my own. Which is where the idea of the duo/solo format came from. Through the duo I really discovered something different from with my previous setups - greater musical freedom, a really powerful kind of simplicity and as my lyrics were going in that direction, it turned out in the end to be the format which best suits what I want to do these days.”

And then came the album following on from this, Minuit dans tes Bras at the start of 2014. It was enthusiastically welcomed by critics and public alike, touched both by the accuracy of its intentions and by its sobriety. The album was next actively played live both by the duo and in solo shows and sometimes with prestige guests as was the case during the Nous Vieillirons Ensemble evenings celebrating the record's release. “I like collaborative projects which last some time - both artistically and in human terms, that's very important for me. That was also reflected in the name of that series of concerts - Nous Vieillirons Ensemble (We'll Grow Old Together).”

Now that Michel Cloup will soon be back in the studio to record the next episode, we have decided to immortalize one of these very special performances - the show at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris on February 18th 2014. This first live album brings together 7 of the best songs from the Michel Cloup Duo repertoire - plus a song by Mendelson interpreted with the group's leader Pascal Bouaziz - and will be a strictly limited release. “Pascal Bouaziz is a brother to me and the person I feel the closest too artistically France as a singer / songwriter. As for Françoise Lebrun, I wanted to take things further and work together again now rather than eternally remaining with 'La maman and la putain'. These concerts offered that possibility.”

A fine opportunity then to (re)discover tracks which take on a whole new dimension on stage. “People often say that musicians make concerts a success but I also think the audience contributes too. That evening, our nervousness just flew away and we were carried away by the audience, up pretty high.”


“A deadpan voice whispering the fatigue, wounds and convictions of love in your ear”
Le Monde
“[A] primal scream of rock that comes out of the ascetic confrontation between a guitar and drums”
Liberation
“It goes straight to your heart. It shakes your innards”
Ouest France
“Shot through with magnetic power… If the expression hadn't become commonplace, we might call it a suspended moment of magic”
Lets Motiv

News

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06/07/2015 - Cinema Utopia - Toulouse (FR) (w/ Matt Elliott)
19/09/2015
- Batolune - Honfleur (FR) (w/ Tallisker)


PAST SHOWS :

2013

21/11/2013 - Festival BB Mix - Boulogne Billancourt (92)
07/12/2013
- Pop sur la ville - Limoges (87)
12/12/2013
- Le Tremplin - Beaumont (63)
13/12/2013
- Le Bourg - Lausanne (CH)
14/12/2013
- L'Entrepôt - Arlon (BE)

2014

31/01/2014 - La Paloma - Nîmes (30)
05/02/2014
- Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers (86)
15/02/2014
- La Carène - Brest (29)*
18/02/2014
- La Gaité Lyrique - Paris (75)*
19/02/2014
- La Route Du Rock collection hiver, L'Antipode - Rennes (35)
20/02/2014
- Théâtre - Mayenne (53)
21/02/2014 -
L'astrolabe - Orleans (45)
27/02/2014
- Théâtre Garonne - Toulouse (31)*
12/03/2014 - Emmetrop - Bourges (18)
13/03/2014 - Le Temps Machine - Tours (37)
14/03/2014
- Le Sonic - Lyon (69)
11/04/2014 - Les Trinitaires - Metz (57)
12/04/2014
- L'Escalier - Liège (BE)
13/04/2014 -
Stimultania - Strasbourg (67), w/ Les Marquises
19/04/2014
- La Condition Publique - Roubaix (59)
24/04/2014
- La Vapeur - Dijon (21)
16/05/2014 - MJC - Onet Le Chateau (12)
22/05/2014 - La Sirène - La Rochelle (17)
23/05/2014 -
Les Nuits Botaniques - Bruxelles (BE)
24/05/2014 -
MJC Desforges - Nancy (54)
27/05/2014 - La Dynamo - Toulouse (31)
07/06/2014 - Festival Derrière le Hublot - Capdenac (12)
12/06/2014 - 104 CENTQUATRE - Paris (75)
22/06/2014 - Centre Culturel - Izel (BE)
06/07/2014 - Festival La Pamparina - Thiers (63)
10/10/2014 - Festival Jimi - Ivry sur seine (94)
11/10/2014
- Les Internationales de la guitare (rockstore) - Montpellier (34)
25/10/2014 -
Fuzz'yon (1er partie de Nosfell) - La roche sur yon (85)
14/11/2014
- Espace Jeunesse - Grand Quevilly (76)

15/11/2014
- La Péniche - Chalon sur Saone (71)
22/11/2014 -
Salle pétraque, zal (Michel Cloup solo) - Montpellier (34)
09/12/2014
- Festival Les Aventuriers - Fontenay sous bois (94)

* : "Nous Vieillirons Ensemble" Special show

2015

16/01/2015 - Les Hauts Parleurs - Villefrance sur rouergue (12) (solo)
20/02/2015 - Escenario Santander - Santander (ES)
21/02/2015 -
Café Berlin - Madrid (ES)
22/02/2015 -
CC. Delicias, Bombo y Platillo - Zaragoza (ES)
23/02/2015 -
La Capilla, Sons Castelló - Castellón (ES)
24/02/2015 -
L'Escenari - Alcoi (ES)
25/02/2015 -
Salon de teatres - Almendralejo (ES)
26/02/2015 -
Donde Edu - Valladolod (ES)
27/02/2015 - Fiesta Vinilo, Espai Rembleta - Valencia (ES)
28/02/2015 - Minifestival de Música Independent  de Barcelona - Barcelona (ES)
05/03/2015 - 3 pièces - Rouen (76) (solo)
06/03/2015 - FTJ Les Oiseaux - Besançon (25) (solo)
14/03/2015
- La Basane - Miramont de Guyenne (47) (solo)
25/03/2014 - Metronum - Toulouse (31) (w/ The Ex)
27/03/2015 - I Boat - Bordeaux (33)
06/06/2015 - Festival Yeah - Lourmarin (84) (solo)

Press

Biography

To download "J'ai Peur De Nous" biography, please click here

To download "Nous Veillirons Ensemble" biography, please click here

To download "Minuit Dans Tes Bras" biography, please click here

To download "Live à La Gaîté Lyrique" biography, please click here

Press release

To download Minuit dans tes Bras press release (fr), please click here