April 12, 2024

Lovataraxx has a new single and video ‘Tilda Vaast’ out now ahead of new album


Lovataraxx has a new single and video 'Tilda Vaast' out now ahead of new album

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(Photo by Tanguy Quézo) Out now is the Lovataraxx single and video “Tilda Vaast”. “Tilda Vaast” is the first single off “Sophomore”, the new album by the French cold wave and minimal synth duo Lovataraxx. The new album will be released April 5th 2024 via the German label Cold Transmission. The album is the follow-up to “Hébéphrénie” which was released in 2020.

“The song was created a couple of years ago, while I was thinking about my grandmother, after her death,” comments Julien from the band. “My grandmother, Mathilde, was deeply romantic, she was all the time reading soapy Harlequin romances. Sometimes, when she was very old, she didn’t remember that she already read one of those novels so she started over. Sometimes she also pretended that she was reading, in order to be left alone, because she didn’t want to talk. And I noticed : « Gran, you’re holding your book upside down! What are you thinking about ? » And we were all laughing, but she never told us what was on her mind. Mathilde left Algeria before she was forty years old, and settled with the whole family in a grey and industrial town. I guess it was really hard at the beginning. But I feel like, in her thoughts, year after year, she was still over there : a young and free lady walking on the seaside. When she was looking at me, I had the impression that her eyes were deep and vast like the Mediterranean Sea. I proposed once or two times to go all together back in Algeria, but she wouldn’t go. She spent her old age locked away indoors. Whereas, when she was young, she was always outside. Once, after her death, I grabbed a couple of pictures of her, back to the time when she was living abroad , by the sea. And I realized that I hardly knew anything about that person in the pictures. So I gathered a couple of elements in my mind, and this is the story of Tilda Vaast.”

The single is accompanied by a music video directed and produced by Ramataupia featuring actress Ayris Taban.

You can order the album on Bandcamp.

Lovataraxx tour dates

  • April 12 — Lyon, FR — Grrrnd Zero (Release Party)
  • April 13 — Nevers, FR — No Way Asso
  • April 14 — Amiens, FR — L’accueil Froid
  • April 15 — Dunquerke, FR — TBA
  • April 16 — Calais, FR — No Way Out
  • April 17 — Lille, FR — La Malterie
  • April 18 — Delft, NL — De Koornbeurs
  • April 19 — Dordrecht, NL — Door
  • April 20 — Bruxelles, BE — Magasin 4
  • April 22 — Hamburg, DE — Hafenklang
  • April 25 — Hannover, DE — Subkultur
  • April 26 — Leipzig, DE — Gieszer Fest
  • April 27 — Frankfurt, DE — ONO2 (Release Party Cold Transmission)
  • May 17 — Torino, IT — Radio Black Out
  • May 18 — Roma, IT — Fanfulla
  • June 1 — Orléns, FR — l’Astrolabe
  • July 6 — Gent, BE — Kinky Star
  • July 13 — Munich, DE — Katzenclub
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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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