Genre/Influences: New-wave, electro-punk.
Content: Garçons Coiffeurs is a French formation operating from Nice. They’re clearly inspired by the good-old new-wave movement and simply sound like belonging to that great and inspiring decade. It’s not really a surprise they’ve signed to the 80s devoted Infrastition.
This album is a collection of songs that were originally composed in between 2005 and 2010, but the opening song (cf. “1983”) says something about their 80s inspiration and devotion. It’s pure emulation of 80s music with typical vintage electronics and a cold bass line. A cold tune emerges at the surface while the vocals seem to remain voluntarily in the background. The production of the vocals sounds a bit spooky and intriguing. The lyrics are sung in French and English language.
The next few cuts next hold on a similar inspiration and a kind of sacred devotion for 80s music. You’ll notice the typical dry kicks and misty electronic atmospheres accentuated by the somewhat whispering vocals. These songs excel in some extra power getting the final production pretty danceable. A few other tracks are more into reverie while accomplished by a melancholic touch. One of the best songs in the genre is “Image Abimée” featuring French and English vocals. The moody electronic tune makes this song irresistible.
The song “Garçon Coiffeur” (which can be translated as the ‘hairdresser boy’) is one of the main attention grabbers. It sounds pretty sexy and funny as well, but sound-wise we here again can discover a cool electro tune. It injects this particular electro-pop vibe, which was that unique for the 80s. Garçons Coiffeurs doesn’t sound at all like a new band, but the ghost of Taxi Girl is nearby. The last cuts are not very different, like experimenting some electro-punk paths. It’s not my favorite part of the album although it remains pretty cool as well.
Conclusion: This album is a pretty good surprise and you simply gone love this band if you’re a fan of 80s electro-wave. This is a band to keep an eye on.
Best songs: “Garçon coiffeur”, “Hollow Wealth”, “Sequelles”, “1983”, “Image Abimée”.
Label: www.infrastition.com / www.facebook.com/pages/Infrastition/150742551617246