Having only recently converged in a natural forest in the south of Paris at a Desert Session-esque jam session famed by Josh Homme, the members of French group Vagabond veritably echo the brooding sounds of music like Russian Circles and The Kills, two of their major influences. Combine the voices of PJ Harvey and Grace Slick and meet Vagabond’s lead vocals/keys, Elisabeth Fauquert. Other members include Florent Mathieu (bass/vocals), Matthieu Vitse (guitar/vocals), and Maxence Wangermez. With the release of their first EP Hiraeth , a term which loosely defined in Welsh means a wistfulness or longing for one’s home country, the band’s plan is to simply keep playing live shows. Thus far a Paris/Angers band playing french venues such as Supersonic, Buzz de Bellville, and Track’n Art, Vagabond looks forward to a small (local) tour in the summer.
The four track EP was recorded in the summer of 2015 by Issy les Moulineaux of 7ème Ciel Studios. Its apocalyptic tone begs BRMC (Black Rebel MotorCycle Club) with a yearning, lulling drone potentially befitting for Levitation 2017, a premiere pscyh rock festival (hitting as close to DFW as Carson Creek Ranch April 29th – May 1st in Austin, TX !). As per their press kit,
The tracks are richly textured, they explore varied atmospheres and emotions.
I have a heavy notion though that theres’ more talent and mystery yet to be revealed from behind Vagabond’s intricate shroud.
For more on the band, visit their Soundcloud.