Happy New Year to all. 2011 must be a year of action and the breaking of revolving circles.
I would like to say an especial "salut" to anyone in France who has bought Fly Yellow Moon recently. Vous etes tres magnifique, c'est vrai.
Hopefully I can see some of you when I come over to play a show in February La Boule Noire. French audiences have always been wonderful whenever we've played over there in Guillemots - the shows we did whilst touring 'Through the Windowpane' were real highlights for us. I think we played La Boule Noire then actually. Anyway, I'm playing on February 2nd. You can get tickets here if you want to come listen / watch / both.
I was also recently sent a transcript of a lovely radio piece on French radio - in fact the one mentioned below on the news page. This was, however, somewhat trumped by what Google Translate made of it. I can without doubt say the subsequent Google Translate version is the best piece of writing I have ever wtinessed that has anything to do with me. Some of these quotes will stay with me for life.
Here it is
This artist has released his first solo album at the end of October 2010 and, slowly, is trying to find its audience through a press rave. This is Fyfe Dangerfield from Birmingham and has just turned 30.
It's kind of brilliant songwriter whose only Brit pop and the secret that most experts have identified as the creator of the excellent band Guillemots.
Yet strangely it all began in June 2010 in Britain when suddenly, the British rushed on their mobile phones, clicking on "Shazam", this application in seconds you can identify any song in your shining moving in the direction of the music played.
TV broadcast a commercial for a major British chain store and hundreds of thousands, suddenly, our English neighbors were shocked by the music and the voice singing a song not so unknown to illustrate the ad.
Excerpt from "She's Always a Woman"
Taking over a Billy Joel song? Is that reasonable when one has a profile "Les Inrockuptibles"that has captivated readers of modern pop Magic and most demanding consumers of indie pop?
The answer is simple. Fyfe Dangerfield has a voice that can transcend everything. A human voice. Feverish, haunted by the flowers of evil. Example.
Excerpt from "Barricades"
Fyfe Dangerfield also has a rigor that makes each song should have its own architecture. This is why it is a curious character. Rather conventional in its approach, almost closer to the vein of Elton John but with the tormented soul of a NickDrake. Curious mixture.
Excerpt from "Do not Be Shy"
Fyfe Dangerfield is a character ironic, moody, yet light enough to love the kitchen, it combines much of the music or drawing as soon as he can with some talent. Torn between the margin and what seems overwhelmingly popular, this is an artist who takes a perverse pleasure to declare his love for the band Electric Light Orchestra. So how can we be surprised at what happens to him especially when he says he is a maker of tube?
Excerpt from "Faster Than The setting sun"
Fyfe Dangerfield will be in concert on February 2 at the Black Ball in Paris. No doubt the audience will still be those who think it's wrong to love Coldplay.In his first major concert in London, a man walked into his dressing room before the start of his concert to apologize for not being unable to stay until the end of his performance, but also to tell him how he was happy to be there. It was one Paul McCartney. Between architects of pop, it is always recognizable.
Haunted by the flowers of evil. Let's rock.
See you soon - either on this website or www.guillemots.com - I currently live a double life. .
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