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Melanie Pain Says 'bonjour Manchester'
7th May 2013
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** MELANIE PAIN SAYS 'BONJOUR MANCHESTER...' **
** ...AND LONDON, EDINBURGH, OXFORD, GLASGOW... **

Everyone's favourite French indiepop dreamster MELANIE PAIN has confimed a UK tour in the autumn to tie in with the release of her 'Bye Bye Manchester' album on September 23rd. These shows follow up her special midsummer appearances at Dalston Jazz Quarters on July 18th and Sheffield Tramlines Festival (July 19th) and are onsale as of...now.

SEPTEMBER 25TH LONDON BUSH HALL
(Tickets Here)
SEPTEMBER 26TH OXFORD JERICHO
SEPTEMBER 27TH MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
SEPTEMBER 28TH EDINBURGH VOODOO ROOMS
SEPTEMBER 30TH DUBLIN WORKMAN'S CLUB

The Truth: As a leading light in acclaimed French collective Nouvelle Vague, Melanie Pain has seduced audiences across the world with the sassy sweetness of both originals and cover versions of tunes such as 'This Is Not A Love Song', 'Teenage Kicks' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. Indeed, her recent live appearances (including a springtime headline show at the Jazz Cafe and a slot at the farewell party at the Bull & Gate supporting her colleague-in-dark-charms Ed Harcourt) have been thoroughly illuminated by deadpan run throughs of The Smiths' 'Panic'.

Its a mellow method she continues to use to this day. After releasing her debut solo album 'My Name' in 2009 and touring internationally for two years Melanie secluded herself in spiritual second home Manchester - Morrissey is a draw for young Parisiennes, too - armed with only an autoharp, a ukelele and a miniature Casio keyboard. Staying true to her style of retro pop she pushed further towards a more exuberant, feisty sound with programmed beats and vintage synths. Eight weeks later she left town. Bye bye, Manchester indeed.

Back in France she teamed up with renowned producer and composer Albin De La Simone, who has worked with Vanessa Paradis, to record the album. Taking the fragile skeletons created in the NorthWest Melanies songs were fleshed out with exotic twangs, taut basslines and cutely knowing '60s musical references. The album sees Melanie singing of running away in 'Ailleurs', of a desire for a fresh start in 'Bye Bye Manchester', the fear of failure on '7 Ou 8 Fois' and the wickedness of bereavement in the terrifically dark 'Black Widow', a murderous duet with the aforementioned Mr Harcourt. Somewhere between the spirit of Serge Gainsbourg and a surge of pure pop excitement, it all adds up to a classy sophomore effort shot through with a witty, vintage cinematic feel.

Back in the spring the 'Just A Girl' digital EP release reintroduced Melanie to the UK public with a dash of British bon viveur and a soupcon of sophisticated Continental crooning, ie she sung songs in both English AND French, like. Ecoutez et repeatez, in every possible way...

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