For the main part their songs are in French and they bring to mind the kaleidoscopic soundscapes of Sébastien Tellier and the energy of Yelle. Laurence Giroux-Do, the quebecois-vietnamese singer, takes on love in its most naively simple and frustratingly complicated moments.
In 2010 they released their debut album, Origami which attracted the attention of local critics and press before getting international attention in 2011. Origami found its way into the hearts and blogs of Germany, Italy, Mexico, France, and the UK. Origami propelled them to the top of Quebec’s independent radio charts.
Following the meeting with the french producer French Fox, Le Couleur decided to hire him to produce their next EP. They also called upon the members of French Horn Rebellion to participate in its creation which resulted in a sound that follows in Origami’s footsteps while still breaking new ground.
Featuring their original french diso-pop sound, Voyage Love, released in 2013, brought new levels of international recognition to Le Couleur. The Ep was warmly received and reviewed by blogs and magazines in over 15 countries and the group was invited to play a number of well renowned festivals including, Pop Montreal, les Francofolies, M for Montreal, MEG festival etc… Voyage Love was also nominated for the GAMIQ (CA) prize in the category of “Best Ep of the year” and was found amongst a number of top 10 lists for 2013. Now, the group is keeping the momentum going through 2014 with a tour in Europe being planned for the Spring and another tour in Asia in the works for Fall.
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