Bogart & The Addictives
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Bogart and the Addictives revives the late-'70s/early-'80s post-punk of bands like Gang of Four, Talking Heads, and P.I.L. by matching scratchy guitar riffs with danceable grooves. The band was formed in 2006 in Toulouse (France) by bassist Nico Romance, guitarist Anton Fortune, drummer Von Plastic, percussionist and keyboardist Sylvain Silver, and quickly recorded a three-song EP for Rennes’ Ideal Crash label.Read More...
The band had extensive touring behind them by the time they recorded this EP, notably a first UK tour.
More touring ensued -- with the likes of Dead60’s, The Wombats, Why ?, Nelson, Wolfman or The Dodoz — in many countries, including UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain . And some collaboration with Pete Jones (P.I.L.), DJ Sayem and Electroluxe Family has to be noticed.
In September 2007 they finished their 10 songs debut album under the direction of Destroy Smith, Acapulco Rodriguez and Pierre Rougean. The producers' experience with electronic as well as bands that mix rock, pop and electronica was the final ingredient necessary to realize Bogart genre-beating vision. “Bogart and the Addictives” is a mix of guitars, beats, squeaks, loops, keyboards, and handclaps that evokes the best post-punk dance bands like Gang of Four and gives it a modern boost of energy (Woman in Uniform, Kling Klang Dusseldorf). But, when they don't dance, they indulge in personal interpretation of classic rock. Elvis Costello fronting the Velvet Underground in psyché power song Get Rid Early Grey or the decadent/fatale stance of David Bowie in the piano-driven ballad of Mocassine yer Keister.