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Noisy garage rockers from Reunion Island, PAMPLEMOUSSE, share new single and video “Vicious Mind”

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Pamplemousse have released a new video for their new single “Vicious Mind“, the second extract from their new albumThink Of It” which will be released on March 17th by A Tant Rêver du Roi (Vinyl, CD & Digital).

The band will be on tour in France in March (see concert listings below) including a date at the Trabendo in Paris with Fuzz (Ty Segall – Sold Out).

Pamplemousse, a powerful trio from Reunion Island, formed in 2017 and released their first self-titled album on the French label “A Tant Rêver du Roi”. Their sound is a mix of Noise and Garage rock with a hint of Blues. Their second album “High Strung” was also released on the same label and recorded on analog at Studio Black Box in Angers with Peter Deimel. Both albums were critically acclaimed nationally and internationally, with comparisons to 90s masters such as Shellac and Fugazi.

Pamplemousse by Sarah Lenormand
Pamplemousse by Sarah Lenormand

Pamplemousse’s music is best experienced live, as their powerful sound breaks away from traditional genres like Noise, Garage, Punk, Grunge, and Stoner. The band debuted in mainland France by opening for Unsane in Paris, after which they toured extensively throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain, sharing the stage with other underground acts like LANE, It It Anita, Lysistrata, and Make-Overs.

In 2021, Pamplemousse changed their line up and it was now as a duo that the band locked themselves away for a year to compose their third album “Think Of It“. The album was recorded in 2022 at the Black Box by Peter Deimel, and mixed by them in their studio in Reunion Island.

With this new line up, the duo continues to craft their style: nervous, savage with noisy punk gems like “Vicious Mind” or “Mexican Boy”, but Pamplemousse also widens its spectrum and leans towards indie rock like on the heady “One Millions Doors”. Even when the band slows down the tempo, the tension is palpable and the eruption always close…

French tour in March 2023

11/03 LaPéniche – Chalon-sur-Saône + Doppler
14/04 Le Trabendo – Paris (+ Fuzz (Ty Segall)) – Sold Out
15/03 Le Barailleur – Vannes
17/03 Maison Allez les filles – Bordeaux
18/03 La Ferronnerie – Jurançon + Nightwatchers
21/03 Le Jéricho – Saint-Pierre-Des-Corps
22/03 Le Nadir -Bourges
23/03 Duchesse – Nantes
24/03 Joker’s Pub – Angers

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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