I posted a bit on the French band Ginger Ale 2 posts ago. I explained there how I discovered them and tried with great effort to find more. I now am listening with obsession to their album Daggers Drawn (2006) (French link) . I have several favorite tracks but only found this on YouTube: Rules of the market. I know it is easy to just post a video instead of writing – but music needs to be heard and less talked about.
The band members are Stéphane Bertrand and Angèle David-Guillou. The singer, Angèle, also had a solo project this year under the name of Klima. On her MySpace I recommend the track “Lady of the Lake”.
The style of this type of music is hard for me to describe or put into a box. Indie? rock? pop? electro? I just like her voice a lot – and having a thing with voices (Robert Smith of The Cure, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash…) I just had to hear more from this band.
So here is (not a very original video – just a performance) Ginger Ale “Rules of the market”.“we like your music” he said “and we’re gonna make a star of you of course we know you can sing and play but you dress like an undertaker, that’s for sure we thought you’d look better with a mini skirt on and maybe a pink bra, or maybe a black one” is this a nightmare?, I thought, when do I wake up? I don’t care I don’t care what you want me to be I am me, I am me, I am no pawn in your game you see you don’t seem to understand my play – there’s no way for me to be another product for sale “and I suppose you know the rules of the market people want to understand what the lyrics are about and of course it’d be a great artistic challenge so would you please try and use your mother tongue somehow” I can swear like the French, I thought, but instead left them with their vile business chat I don’t care, I don’t care, ….