LA CHATTE x OUAIS x LIVE
March 27, 2021 — 18:00 - 21:00
Along the meandering course of Parisian nights, La Chatte was born in 2003 from the meeting of the artists Vava Dudu (at that time also fashion designer in collaboration with Fabrice Lorrain) and Stephane Argillet (aka Stereovoid also member of the art collective France Fiction), soon joined by Nicolas Jorio (aka Nikolu). Led by the spectacular vocals and whimsical outfits of Vava Dudu, the cold and steep synths of Stereovoid and the hypnotic guitar riffs of Nikolu, the trio fervently unfurls their animal art punk performances, between expressionist cabaret and hallucinated wave. Very quickly, the group imposed its musical and artistic performances on the underground scenes of France and Europe. After a first eponymous opus released in 2003, a single and two albums came out: “Cosmic Cosmetics” on Born Bad Records in 2010, and two albums “Bastet” in 2011 and “Crash Ocean” in 2013 on Tsunami Addiction. In addition to the personal artistic or musical projects of each of its members (Vava Dudu developing her fashion inspired solo artwork, Stereovoid forming with Coco Gallo the minimal synth band Peine Perdue, and Nikolu composing for various theater and art projects) the trio has nevertheless continued to make concerts, videos and performances. Their new album brings together pieces produced discontinuously over these past few years and specially during a residency at the Confort Moderne Art Center in Poitiers (France) in 2018.
Their freshly released new LP “Ouais !” brings together pieces produced discontinuously over these past few years and specially during a residency at the Confort Moderne Art Center in 2018. Mixed and arranged in 2019 in Berlin in collaboration with their friends from African Acid is the Future and the producer Louis McGuire, the album was finally mastered at the Jardin de Verre in Brussels by Dea Hydra (from Luminance). Faithful to their appetite for bold stylistic leaps, La Chatte exhibits itself in a « garden-album », full of curious and motley essences. The most varied flavors and sounds come together, from majestic and somber post-punk ballads to more acidic synthetic fruits, passing by wild punk bursts. The release of this outstanding album is also an opportunity for the members of the band to each offer a series of Collectors Record-objects exploring their own paths in this landscape: 12 plexiglass sculptures-sleeves by Stereovoid, 8 minimalist graphic sleeves with animation effects by Nikolu and finally 12 covers designed with original hand drawings and accompanied by clothing specially customized by Vava Dudu. The LP is also available in a simple standard edition of 100 copies.