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Reunion Island noise / garage rockers PAMPLEMOUSSE team up with Peter Deimel (Shellac, Chokebore, Cows..) for a new LP

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With new album “Think Of It” recorded by Peter Deimel (Shellac, Chokebore, Cows..) in 2022 at the Black Box Studio (France), mixed by them in their studio in Reunion Island and mastered by Dan Coutant (Cornwall, NYC (US)), PAMPLEMOUSSE continues to shape their style as a duo: edgy, wild; even when they slow down the tempo a bit, the tension is palpable and the eruption is always close…

Pamplemousse formed in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) in 2017 and released their first self-titled album on the French label “A Tant Rêver du Roi”. Their sound is a powerful mix of Noise and Garage rock, tainted of dirty Blues. For the release of their second album “High Strung” in April 2019, on the same ‘A Tant Rêver du Roi’ label, Pamplemousse has still not started playing Séga nor Maloya. The band went to record on an analogical system at the Studio Black Box in Angers with Peter Deimel (Chokebore, Shellac, Cows..) which led to a Dantesque result. Both albums were critically acclaimed both on a national scale (Rolling Stone, New Noise, Mowno, Le Drone, Abus Dangereux..) and internationally (Maximum R’n’R, KEXP..). This powerful trio from Reunion Island has been glowingly compared with masters of the 90s genre such as Shellac, Fugazi, Girls vs Boys or Chokebore as well as the Amphetamine Reptile or the Touch ‘n’ Go labels.

One can enjoy the urgency of listening to Pamplemousse’s music live, their thunderous sound emancipates itself from the Noise, Garage, Punk, Grunge or even the Stoner style. For their first gig in mainland France, the band supported Unsane (from NYC) in Paris then carried on with tours all around France , Belgium, Switzerland and in Spain where they shared the stage with the cream of the underground (LANE, It It Anita, Lysistrata, Make-Overs…).

Pamplemousse by Sarah Lenormand
Pamplemousse by Sarah Lenormand

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…

Pamplemousse by Sarah Lenormand

Catch the band at their French / European tour in March 2023, with more dates to be announced soon.

11/03 LaPéniche – Châlon sur Saône
17/03 Maison Allez les filles – Bordeaux
18/03 La Ferronnerie – Jurançon
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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