RAD’ PARIS show at Mécanique Ondulatoire, 29 Feb 2024

RAD, the duo Brisa Roché x Nicolas Laureau, will play their first PARIS’ show at LA MECANIQUE ONDULATOIRE • PARIS Thursday 29 Feb 2024 – 8:30 PM

SPECIO as an album

From today the SPECIO album is available as pre-order on our bandcamp ! With already two available tracks.
Result of sessions from 2018 till 2023, the duo with singer/actress Sasha Andrès, and Nicolas Laureau explores a universe in between dream-pop and experimental music.
Credits : Sasha Andrès : Vocals, percussions, noises
Nicolas Laureau : Guitars, keys, piano, drums
All lyrics by Sasha Andrès except Agir, Je Viens by Henri Michaux.
Guitars by Erik Minkkinen on Vertical Janus
Recorded and mixed by Nicolas Laureau, 2018-2023 at Salon de Musique(s), Pantin and Studio des Taisnières, France.
Mastered by F/lor.
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RAD back for shows in France after Ouvré release

Glad to announce the new concert dates in France for RAD (the duo Brisa Roché x Nicolas Laureau) at the start of the year:
28/01/2024 : LE MANS – Festival Le Mans Sonore / Hangar Crealab

29/02/2024 : PARIS – La Mécanique Ondulatoire • tickets

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Simple coincidence? Happy new year to you all, we start with a great kOOL BIRDS #24 show with EMMANUELLE PARRENIN & COLIN JOHNCO / SPECIO (aka SASHA ANDRES & NICOLAS LAUREAU).
Pantyne, city of lights, of course ! info here.

Pacôme Genty new “4 Songs” EP

Here comes “4 Songs” EP by underground singer-songwriter Pacôme Genty.
Released November 24 th, 2023 as a digital EP. Listening session on our Bandcamp November 23rd, 19 PM (GMT +1).
Read more about the artist and the EP here • Bandcamp page

Ouvré presents limited edition vinyl by RAD (Brisa Roché and Nicolas Laureau)

Magenta. Cyan. White by RAD
Limited 10″ vinyl edition • 3 songs
(total time 17:10)
RAD is Brisa Roché and Nicolas Laureau – releases November 9, 2023
Ouvré bandcamp

Handmade sleeve in heavy gray paper with printed picture, Heavy pink paper insert with lyrics and design, unique signed pola by RAD. Transparent 10 inch vinyl. Numbered edition of 40 copies.
A1 Magenta / A2 Cyan / B1 White
Includes unlimited streaming of RAD ‘Magenta. Cyan. White’ via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around November 9, 2023
edition of 40  order on Ouvré bandcamp

RAD: project founded in 2022 by singer/writer Brisa Roché and producer/musician Nicolas Laureau (Don Nino/Niño).
RAD: haunting duo creating collaborative slap-you-in-the-face landscapes between blues/elvin singing and drone/guitar exhalations.
RAD: quasi-Tantric dialogue between alarmingly raw improv, electronica, story-telling and heart-of-guitar.
RAD: reduction of « radical », a term used for cool/awesome in the California of the 1980s.
RAD: according to Brisa and Nicolas « A punk lullaby, an inner dialogue turned outer, breathing guitar, NY meets CA meets France with transformation transgender, FX, nature/mountains plus urban plus dreamscapes. FIRE and ICE. »

Recorded and produced by RAD, 
December 2022 – February 2023.


Next kOOL BIRDS : November / December 2023 / January 2024

So glad to announce the following line-ups for the November // December // January kOOL BIRDS !

Describing The Thing EP by SHANE ASPEGREN out October 27th

We are glad to welcome SHANE ASPEGREN as a solo artist releasing his first EP “Describing The Thing”, October 27th, 2023. The four tracks were composed and recorded by Shane between Hong Kong and Los Angeles and deliver a fantastic ambiant and electronic vibe.
Bandcamp  • Other digital/streaming links
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kOOL BIRDSTHDAY : quite a celebration !

We’re thrilled to annonce a party/show to celebrate Nicolas’ 50th birthday. This will be at Les Instants Chavirés on October 1st !
Musician and musical activist since the early 90s (Prohibited Records, kOOL BIRDS), Nicolas Laureau will celebrate his 50th birthday on the “adored” scene of Instants Chavirés (Montreuil, Paris) with a host of guests: Erik Minkkinen (for a Crumar keyboard set) , Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Rev Magnetic), M Sayyid (of Antipop Consortium), Shane Aspegren & Jerome Lorichon (Ex- The Berg Sans Nipple) and other surprise guests… Nicolas announces a set of RAD, his new drone project with Californian singer Brisa Roché; and another of Don Nino and Prohibition titles with Quentin Rollet, Fabrice Laureau, Ludovic Morillon and Pacôme Genty.

New French and Belgian shows for DON & FRANÇOIZ

A few more shows for the collaboration between Françoiz Breut and Don Nino ! With drummer Dr Shönberg on the drums.
15.09.2023 : MARSEILLE – La Mesòn
20.09.2023 : LYON – Le Périscope + Sathönay
22.09.2023 : PARIS – Petit Bain tickets / event + Perio
24.09.2023 : BRUXELLES – Poelp