CDs and downloads available from www.topette.bandcamp.com
We are delighted to announce that our second album, Rhododendron, is available to download or to order on CD, NOW! from www.topette.bandcamp.com
We had a really great time on our recent UK tour, and finished it off with a few days recording eleven new tracks, live, at Invada Studios, Bristol, with our favourite sonic alchemist, Joe Garcia at the knobs and switches. It's a bold record from a band having a very good time. Topette!!
Both Rhododendron and the debut album, C'est le Pompon... are available from www.topette.bandcamp.com
CDs - £10 +postage
(Download versions also available)
C'est le Pompon... is the first full-length album from the Anglo-French acoustic dance band Topette!! A collective of uninhibited musical adventurers playing self-penned and traditional music from anywhere, with a winning mix of bonhomie and grit.
Andy Cutting (diatonic button accordion)
James Delarre (violin)
Julien Cartonnet (bagpipes, banjo)
Tania Buisse (bodhrán)
Barnaby Stradling (acoustic bass guitar)
Born out of friendship, the five-piece play naturally social music – for filling dancefloors, for listening, for drinking with friends – but don’t expect it to merge into the background. This is raunchy, up-all-night, joyously jugular-grabbing dance music.
Driven by the rhythmic boiler-room of Stradling’s gnarly bass, Buisse’s intuitive bodhrán playing and Cutting’s warm bottom end, the melodies burst out of the seams of this bedrock. With great big anthemic walls of sound, the vibe is ‘Party!’: Cartonnet’s glowing French piping and visceral tenor banjo, Delarre’s bright, bushy-tailed fiddle lines and Cutting’s dynamic accordion style. They are, quite literally, having a bal!
Join in the party! Topette!!
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Photography by Simon Partington.
Topette!! graphics by Sanna Stradling.
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