French-born musician Le Volume Courbe recently released a brand new double A-side single ‘The House / Monte Dans Mon Ambulance’ via Ring The Alarm. Today she shares the video for “The House“ on The FADER, directed by Philip Smiley. The video depicts singer Charlotte Marionneau as she’s stalked by a shadowy figure. Purchase the digital single on iTunes and pre-order the 12″ vinyl here.
Charlotte tells The FADER “the song is about the house I lived in with Kevin [Shields] and his seven chinchillas years ago and despite us being inspired and creative in this house, it had an energy which I didn’t like. I find it interesting the way buildings emanate an energy like living creatures.”
Le Volume Courbe – meaning “the volume curve” – is hard to put in a genre box. They don’t play rock ‘n roll, and they don’t play world music. It’s out-of-this-world music. It’s in-your-own-world music, what-in-the-world music. It’s a diary of dreams.
After being raised in a small town in Pays de la Loire, French-born Charlotte Marionneau (aka Le Volume Courbe) journeyed across the English Channel to London. Settling in England, Charlotte began composing and making tracks, receiving vital encouragement from musicians likeHope Sandoval, Kevin Shields, David Roback and Colm O’Ciosoig, all of whom contributed to her debut album “I killed by best friend” (Honest Jons/Astralwerks).
Ring The Alarm is pleased to bring you her latest release: the double A side single “The House / Monte Dans Mon Ambulance”, mixed by John Parish (Eels, PJ Harvey). Charlotte recorded the A side “The House” with her friends and band: Melanie Draisey, Chris Mackin, Theodore Hall, Lascelle Gordon, Barney Slater and Kevin Shields (of My Bloody Valentine). “The House” is a whimsically poetic song with toy gun sounds and soaring strings. The AA side “Monte Dans Mon Ambulance ” is an elegy conveyed by Charlotte’s eerily beautiful vocals and the piano play of Martin Duffy (Felt, Primal Scream).
Unique, radical and rich with personality, Le Volume Courbe’s playful, powerful songs of innocence and intrigue are not easily forgotten.