Maple Key / AV023 - PCR015

by Le SuperHomard

Intro 02:16
Maple key 03:25
On a sofa 02:50
Bituminized 02:45
Mister Corn 04:20


Le SuperHomard est le projet solo de Christophe Vaillant (Pony Taylor, Strawberry Smell).

Influencé par Ennio Morricone, les High Llamas, Stereolab, Broadcast et le psychédélisme, la musique du SuperHomard est un savant mélange pop du meilleur goût. Un premier mini album intitulé Maple Key est sorti au japon sur le label Rallye (Whitest Boy Alive, Yumi Zouma, Au Revoir Simone, Korallreven, Orwell) au mois d'août et reçoit là-bas un très bel accueil.

Sur ce disque, le SuperHomard a invité la chanteuse anglaise Pandora Burgess qui apporte sa jolie voix sur quelques titres. Maple Key sorti fin mars 2016 au Royaume-Uni, sur le label Mega Dodo, est déjà joué sur la BBC par Gideon Coe.

En France, la presse spécialisée commence à surveiller de très près ce crustacé (les Inrocks, Magic, Rock nFolk , The Drone, Soul Kitchen…). L'album "Maple Key" sort sous les couleurs du Pop Club Records le 23 septembre prochain (cd/vinyle) et en digital avec le label Echo Orange.

Previous to forming Le SuperHomard, Christophe Vaillant fronted the band Pony Taylor. A five piece band with a taste for 60s beat music, they record two fine longplayers before calling it a day to because of family commitments.

Christophe began work on a solo album in November 2014 and begin by playing and singing everything himself before recruiting his brother Olivier to play drums and his friend Pandora to sing. «I did everything at home. I record at home ... I even did the mastering at home», Christophe explains. «My brother Olivier played drums and Pandora Burgess sang on 4 tracks».

Now that he had a new band, Christophe decided it needed a name and took inspiration from the film «Let us not get angry» by Georges Lautner. At one point in the film, the characters are in a club called «The Great Lobster» (le Superhomard). Le SuperHomard's electronic pop naturally resonates with a classic French pop references including those of spiritual fathers of the electro-pop genre, Stereolab and Medhi Zannad, author of a French pop masterpiece, Fugu 1.

In early 2015, Le SuperHomard signed with Rallye records in Japan and Mega Dodo in UK. He's now collaborating with Le Pop Club Records in France for a cd/vinyl edition of "Mapple key".

Distribution exclusive vinyle et CD (jewel box) via La Baleine Distribution.
A retrouver chez vos disquaires.


released September 23, 2016

Recorded and mixed by Christophe Vaillant at the SuperHomard Studio
Mastered with the help of Benoit Pithon
Artwork by Pooley - Illustration by Kimi Kimoki
Published by Alter K & Echo Orange (Digital) except "Mister Corn" published by Strictly Confidential.


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