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Emily Loizeau: album Irish release

Feb 4

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Monday, February 04, 2008  RssIcon

At last, Irish music buyers will have the chance to pick up the best French album of recent years.

Emily LoizeauVia Sinead Gleeson, we understand that 'A L'Autre Bout Du Monde' by Emily Loizeau (right) is coming out in Ireland on 11 February.

Regular readers will be familiar with this fantastic collection of dark, dreamy cabaret-pop. Originally released in early 2006, we've been raving about it ever since and it was our top long-player in our annual Best French Music list that year.

If its Irish release seems a bit tardy, it also proved to be something of a slow-burner in France. Word of mouth made it a cult favourite here, and a timely re-issue last autumn (along with a well-publicised Paris show at the Grand Rex) saw Loizeau finally break into the mainstream market. She has now been nominated in the French music industry's annual Victoires de la Musique, equivalent of the Brits or Meteor awards.

Loizeau has close ties to one Irish artist who shares her piano-driven cabaret sound. She joined Duke Special on stage at his Paris show last April, and recorded some tracks with him around the same time. Since then, she supported him in Belfast last August and he returned the favour at her aforementioned Grand Rex gig last November. No news yet of any Irish shows in 2008.

Loizeau is half-English and often sings en anglais - including album track 'London Town' with Andrew Bird (in French, l'oiseau means 'the bird'). Trivia: her maternal grandmother was actress Peggy Ashcroft, who starred the original version of 'The 39 Steps'.

Her second full-length album is due for release later this year, but you can catch up by listening to tracks from 'A L'Autre Bout Du Monde' on Emily Loizeau's MySpace page. Here's the video for 'Je Suis Jalouse':

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Re: Emily Loizeau: album Irish release

hi wat up

By emily on   Monday, March 03, 2008

Re: Emily Loizeau: album Irish release

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By aidan on   Monday, March 03, 2008

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