Rock en Seine 2023: 10 concerts not to be missed

So of course, we would tell you not to miss Billie Eilish, The Chemical Brothers, Florence + The Machine, Foals or The Strokes from Wednesday for this 2023 edition of Rock en Seine. You would answer us “without dec’?” and you would be right to point this out to us. Here is our top 10 of “other” concerts not to be missed at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud this week.

Flavien Berger (Paris, France) – Friday August 25, 7:40 p.m. – Off-beat pop

The “wisp” of French pop has delivered the album in recent weeks In a hundred yearsa record once again full of the gentle madness and wide-ranging creativity that has inhabited this out-of-format producer since his debut some ten years ago (than the one who zapped the EP March seaside in 2014 is catching up as soon as possible). Meticulous, ultra-free on disc and generous live: Flavien Berger’s concert this Friday at Rock en Seine is one of our essentials.

Kenny Beats (Connecticut, USA) – Sunday August 27, 8:50 p.m. – Rap

Ed Sheeran, Denzel Curry, Idls, Vince Staples, Fka Twigs, Mac DeMarco, Thundercat, Slowthai… This is not the list of the next trendy festival in which all of your friends will participate, but part of the telephone directory of Kenny Beats, who have been churning out some of the coolest artists on the planet for over a decade. Add a solo album (Louie2022) released almost a year ago and which sounds hip-hop, G-funk, R&B and you will land at the concert of one of the live outsiders of this 2023 edition of Rock en Seine.

L’Impératrice (Paris, France) – Saturday August 26, 5:30 p.m. – Royal pop

Essential for more than ten years on the French pop scene and very accustomed to our airwaves (the hits “Tropical Agitations”, “Peur des filles”, “Crazy”, “Vanille fraise”…), L’Impératrice applies a disco- pop that works just as well on record as it does on stage. For Achille Trocellier, Charles de Boisseguin or Flore Benguigui (also in charge of the project Look for the womancelebrated in May on Nova), a new coronation to be expected this Saturday at Rock en Seine.

Wet Leg (Isle of Wight, England) – Sunday August 27, 6.35pm – Rock chaise longue

During the confinement, two young women residents of the very modest Isle of Wight (in the English Channel, south of Portsmouth) set up a garage rock with devilishly effective melodies which was not necessarily intended to land further than this island of 380 km². Three years later, their song “Chaise longue”, feminist and heady, has become a worldwide hit, has been adapted into French (in a playlist on Nova, of course) and the duo appears to be one of the most anticipated dates. of Rock en Seine. Lounge chair and rapid ascent.

Overmono (Monmouth, Wales) – Saturday August 26, 11:15 p.m. (UK garage with ‘R’ rolling)

Active on the British electronic scene for a dozen years, brothers Tom and Ed Russel have released their first album, Good Lies, This year. A duo that mixes UK garage, 2-step, techno, drum & bass and rap, R&B, soul samples in the service of a record that will make you howl with happiness like this friendly dog ​​that we see on the cover of Good Lies and whom you may meet, with a bit of luck, during the group’s visit to Rock en Seine on Saturday evening.

Altın Gün (from Istanbul to Amsterdam) – Saturday August 26, 4:00 p.m. – Anatolian Rock

Revealed on Nova in 2017 with the hit “Goca Dünya”, Altın Gün (“the golden age”, in Turkish) has been revisiting for six years the Turkish 70s which had seen local folk meet Anglo-Saxon rock. Very psychedelic on his first album We (2018), the group has gradually evolved towards a more synthetic and pop sound which is therefore even more mixed. Travel in the past and in the future (since, in this case as in many others, the two are intimately intertwined) to be expected this weekend.

Ada Oda (from Brussels to Sicily) – Saturday August 26, 10:00 p.m. – Post-punk

Post-punk that makes you dance, which is sung in Italian (the language of its founder Victoria Barracato), which allows anxieties to mutate into spleen. You had discovered the energy of the Italian-Belgian group Ana Oda on Nova during their live performance in Black room. You will find them this Saturday at Rock en Seine on the Firestone stage to perfect your Italian and discover the pieces fromAmore Debole (“weak love” in the language of Lucio Battisti).

Bertrand Belin (Quiberon, Brittany) – Friday August 25, 4:55 p.m. – Literate pop

With his quirky humour, his serious timbre and his clever eloquence, he was the epicenter of the craziest carte blanche organized this year within our walls. A man with good words (Bertrand writes songs AND novels), with skilful melodies and with 30 million friends (dogs of all kinds but also musicians in good taste, like The Limiñanas, Barbara Carlotti or Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce), Bertrand Belin also performs solo, as evidenced by the inevitably charismatic performance at Rock en Seine by one of the classiest artists in France.

Young Fathers (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Sunday August 27 – Psychedelic Hip-Hop

English from the Isle of Wight, Welsh… and Scottish! After the success of their album Cocoa Sugar (and prolonged confinements which almost marked the end of the group), the guys from Young Fathers released Heavy Heavy, a disc recorded in the basement of an apartment without glitter in order to abandon the very bourgeois and restrictive comfort of a studio recording (rental of a room, schedules to be respected, less risk of improvisation because the clock is ticking, etc.). Raw energy (or heavy ?) beginnings then return as if by magic, witness to the pieces, which deviate from rap (which is never far away), like the sizzling “Rice”, the exalted “Tell somebody” or the very, very cool ” I Saw”. To be seen on Sunday.

Uzi Freyja (Nantes, Paris, Cameroon) – Saturday August 26, 3:20 p.m. – Rap of the future

Signed to Warriorecords (Rebeka Warior’s label), Uzi Freyja is one of the thunderbolts of the past few months. Committed, frontal, dancing, hard-hitting, the rap of this duo composed of Kelly Rose – an English-speaking Parisian of Cameroonian origin – and producer Stuntman5 meets fiery electronic music. Hot clubbing, but at 3:20 p.m. this Saturday.

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