Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “PALPITANT” and a European tour that took them all over the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic, Film Noir today unveil a special Christmas edit of their track “I Will Rise” along with a Christmassy music video.
Featuring Fontaines D.C.’s Carlos O’Connell on a dreamy 12-string guitar, the track takes a detour from the heavier garage rock sounds of their previous singles. “I Will Rise” is a 60s infused power ballad perfectly suited to warm our hearts in the cold winter months.
Film Noir say of the track: “For some, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year. This video follows the steps of a charismatic loner in his attempts to connect with the world. Soundtracked with I Will Rise, a song about rising from the hurtful events that life throws at you”
After the release of their debut EP ‘Vertiges Men of Glory’ in 2019 which saw the band tour Europe and the US, the band released their follow up EP ‘Tendrement’ in 2020. Praised for their thespian lyricism and visceral rock, the band enjoyed critical acclaim from tastemaker outlets such as NME, AnOther Magazine, BBC 6 Music, DIY and Les Inrocks.
Film Noir’s debut album ‘PALPITANT’, (literally meaning ‘Palpitating’, a french proverb used to describe a thrilling sensation) was recorded in South London during 10 days of quarantine living. Produced by Jamie Neville and Ben Romans-Hopcraft, as well as contributions from the likes of Fontaines D.C.’s Carlos O’Connell, Orla Carey, Dan Carey’s 17 year old prodigy daughter and Daft Punk collaborator Antoine ‘Chab’ Chabert, it is the album of a band that has been on stages around the world for three years, with months spent shaping this disc rehearsal after rehearsal before recording it in one live take.
Film Noir are comprised of siblings Joséphine and Alexandre de la Baume (vocals/guitar), Martin Rocchia (guitar) and Victor Le Dauphin (bass). A compilation of short stories for the fantasy in all of us, each of their songs draw on cinematic imagery and a wealth of characters experiencing a situation of crisis; exploring and celebrating their grand gesture within it. With inspirations ranging from Gogol’s surreal short stories to the violence and passion of Greek mythological figures, Film Noir takes punk to fictional heights with darkly tales that need to be heard.
1. Pen Palpitant
3. Histoire d’un soir
5. I Will Rise
8. Bad Omens
9. Prends La Pierre
10. Ruins Of A City
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.