The French pioneers of Electro- Swing Caravan Palace release their newsingle, ‘CLASH,’ on Monday 30th July on the Café de la Danse label.
It is the first release from Caravan Palace forthcoming second album, ‘PANIC, ‘which is due to come out this autumn in the UK.
Their first eponymously titled album sold over 150,000 copies making them the surprise breakout band in France in 2009. In the UK the electro-swing jazz movement has been bubbling away for the past couple of years through stylish underground clubs This dynamic music style is now on the verge of bursting out of these subterranean venues into the musical sunshine and Caravan Palace are the protagonists of this exciting new movement. Appealing to dance and jazz fans in equal measure they have built up an enthusiastically loyal cross-section ofsupporters. They are in demand live, having been booked to perform at 4 of the UK’s summer festivals, including a headline spot at this year’s Secret Garden Party and return in November to play a string of headline shows to support the new album. (Dates below).
Caravan Palace’s strength lies in their common passion for electronic music. But Charles, Arnaud and Hughes, the founding members of the ensemble, also love swing, jazz, Django and playing those traditional instruments with flourish– guitar, double bass and violin. It is this mash-up of the new electronic and the old traditional that ironically gives Caravan Palace such a fresh sound…this is music that swings!
Enlisting singer Sonia, Clarinettist Camille and Vibraphone player Paul-Marie, and Antoine (dancer, dj, trombone) has enriched this accomplished musical combination. For the new album they’ve taken inspiration from the best of the best – artists like Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Ninja Tune and Isolee. They’ve also rediscovered 30’s and 40’s swing jazz - Fletcher Henderson, Charlie Chavers and Mildred Bailey – just a few of their favourites.
Files and ideas were exchanged before they regrouped in the studio to record the new single and album, using 15 vintage keyboards in the process, tirelessly trying out new combinations before merging this mix of styles in their uniquely creative way.
So jump aboard the Caravan. Seeing the world upside down guarantees the best sound.
Check out the video for 'Clash' here:
Festival dates previously announced are as follows:
3 June EUROCULTURED, MANCHESTER
14 July LARMER TREE, NR SALISBURY
22 July SECRET GARDEN PARTY, CAMBS
12 August BOOMTOWN FAIR, OVINGTON, WILTS.
New confirmed tour dates:
21 November LONDON, KOKO
22 November BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
23 November BRISTOL, TRINITY HALL
24 November NORWICH, OPEN VENUE
Published on 21 June 2012 by Wayne Feltham